What we wear doesn’t merely affect how others see us, it impacts how we see ourselves, too. The right fashion can make us feel more powerful. It can transform how we feel, brighten our day and elevate our confidence so we feel our very best. It’s a way of expressing what’s inside on the outside.
True confidence, of course, comes from within, but self-image can be influenced by the choices we make when it comes to personal style. What we wear is an extension of the body and, as such, ourselves. Not only is it a projection of our inner self, it is a chance to challenge ourselves. Luckily, there are many ways to do so.
To find out if your wardrobe is working for you, consider the following questions. Do the clothes you wear embrace your body or fight against it? Do you hide your flaws or do you flaunt your virtues? Are the colors as bold as your heart or are they muted by fear? Do your accessories tell a story? Are you comfortable? Confidence isn’t about following a trend. It’s about being the “you” that you want to be. Fashion lets you be fearless.
To help you build a confidence-boosting wardrobe, here are 10 key fashion pieces to get you started.