It shouldn’t be surprising to know that there’s a link between building confidence and personal style. Yet there are many people who still think it’s vain to care too much about your style. Fortunately, you’re not one of them or you wouldn’t be reading this post right now.
How you dress tells a part of your story and that’s what personal style is all about. It’s not about trends and what’s in, but what you want and what helps you feel like your best self.
In this post, you’ll learn 4 ways to build your confidence with your personal style. If you’re ready to start creating a style that’s you and fits your lifestyle then, make sure you get…
Start where you are
Waiting for when things are ‘right’ is one of the biggest reasons people lose confidence in their personal style. There isn’t the perfect weight (this is a big one) for when you should start dressing the way you want. You don’t have to wait until you can afford Gucci. Use what you have.
Start now and start from where you are. Start with the wardrobe you have and build from there. There’s no better time than the present to start feeling your best. Maybe starting where you are with your style will boost your confidence to start changing other areas of your life.
Create your own signature look
There are so many women who I’m so inspired by when it come to style. Tracee Ellis Ross and Kerry Washington are my favorite style icon. I wish I could get into their closets just once in my life. But I also know that it’s important to create your own signature style. Something that is just you. Something that you absolutely love. It could be a signature statement like big necklaces or purple lipstick. It can be as simple as jeans and a tee or your love of jackets.
I love the idea of a signature look because it makes it easier to build an epic wardrobe that is so you. To build it up and to take things away. The best part is, your signature look is yours, and you can always change it if you want because your style is always evolving.
Streamline your wardrobe
This brings me to my next tips for building your confidence with your personal style and that is to streamline by creating a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a mini collections of pieces that all work well together. You can mix and match pieces and it essentially eliminates worrying about what you wear everyday.
By taking your signature look and infusing it into your capsule wardrobe, you’re creating your personal style in a way that also gives you one less thing to think about, and who doesn’t want a style that is effortless and easy to achieve every day?
Break the rules!
This is the best tip I can give you for building your confidence with style and that is to break the rules! Getting inspiration from the style of others, finding out if your style is more bohemian or preppy and knowing what colors look best on your are all valuable. But don’t think that you have to live by these rules. If green isn’t in the ideal color palette for your skin tone but you love the way that green dress you saw in Zara looks on you, then you should buy that green dress. It’s that simple! Wear what you love.