There’s nothing quite like the feeling of getting dressed, taking a look in the mirror and loving what you see. We all have days when we feel better about the way we look than others, but often, the choices we make when it comes to buying clothes and putting outfits together can make all the difference. If you’re looking to boost your confidence, here are some tips to create a wardrobe that makes you look and feel a million dollars every day.
1. Learn What Suits You.
We’re all unique, and there are items of clothing and styles and trends that suit us better than others. It’s very rare to look fabulous in every piece of clothing you try on. Shopping becomes more enjoyable and less stressful when you learn what suits you and what kinds of shapes, fits, and colors enhance your best features and make you feel most confident. You might find that you prefer mom or straight leg jeans to skinny jeans, for example. The best way to ascertain the best options for you is to be open-minded and try a range of different styles. Trial and error will give you an insight into what works and what doesn’t.
2. Play to Your Strengths.
Most of us have parts of our bodies that we love more than others. The beauty of fashion is that it’s diverse. In any given season, you can choose from a vast array of different trends and looks, some of which will flatter you much more than others. Play to your strengths when you’re putting looks together. If you love your long legs, but your tummy makes you feel self-conscious, wear skirts and shorts with floaty jumpers or oversized tees. If you’re conscious about your hips, but you’ve got abs of steel, opt for a crop top paired with a jersey maxi skirt.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Try Clothes On.
If you tend to search for women’s clothing online, or you meander around stores and avoid adding items to your basket or trying things on because you assume they won’t suit you, or they’re different to what you usually buy, now is the time to be more open-minded. What is the worst that could happen if you order that dress or you take that jumpsuit into the fitting room with you? If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, you can return the item or pop it back on the shelf. Nobody has to see you, and at least you’ve given it a go. There’s no harm in being more adventurous, and you may be surprised at how good you look in pieces that wouldn’t ordinarily find their way into your closet.
4. Resist The Pressure to Conform.
Many of us are influenced by what others wear or what designers put on the catwalk. Sometimes, we buy clothing based on what’s cool or fashionable, rather than what we actually like. Try and resist the pressure to conform, and opt for items that you love and that suit and complement your individual style and taste.