Feeling empowered is all about confidence and style is a powerful tool to reflect that. Your style and the clothes you wear affects both your mood and your confidence. To feel beautiful, strong, and self-assured, you must wear clothes that empower you but there's no magic formula. You have to wear the clothes that are right for you. Here are some tips that can help boost your confidence, improve your mood, and raise your self-esteem through personal style.
Be Your Own Best Friend
Confidence and self-esteem comes from being your own best friend. Be your own best friend by wearing what you want, when you want. No more saving things "for best" or shying away from clothes because "they don't flatter" your figure. If something makes you feel good and you want to wear it, wear it. Remind yourself of the outfits that make you feel amazing and start wearing them more often. Make your own style rules, be comfortable in your clothes, and take care of yourself - the confidence will follow. Believe.
Declutter Your Wardrobe
Nobody feels good wearing ill-fitting, worn out, and dated clothing. A cluttered wardrobe makes it difficult to find and create outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident. Being overwhelmed by a messy wardrobe can leave you feeling lackluster about your style. Declutter your clothes by getting rid of anything you no longer want to wear, anything that doesn't fit or make you feel great; declutter duplicates, unworn items, tatty or ill-fitting clothes, and past loves. Consider the fit and feel of all your clothes and don't keep anything that makes you feel or look uncomfortable. You should feel excited to wear everything single piece in your wardrobe, if you don't then get rid of it.
Love Your Body and Be Kind To Yourself
If you can't love yourself how the hell you gonna love somebody else? We're often tougher on ourselves than we are on others; some might say we're our own worst enemies. Quit saying mean things to yourself especially about your body. Stop saying anything to yourself that you wouldn't say to your best friend. Love your body with all its wonderful curves and edges, its bumps and dips, its colour and texture. See your body for what it really is: beautiful. Bad outfits cause bad vibes. Your body is never the problem, it's always the clothes; if something doesn't fit or look right, it's the clothes fault not your body's. Be kind to yourself, invest in self-care, and love your body.
Create A Wardrobe You Love
Once you've declutter your wardrobe and vowed never to wear anything that makes you feel anything less than amazing, you can start creating a wardrobe you love. Simplify your style by choosing well, buying less, and rejecting fast fashion. Adopt new shopping habits by choosing quality over quantity - No more cheap ill-fitting clothing! No more tops that shrink in the wash! No more shoes that pinch! - and invest in creating a capsule wardrobe of versatile pieces that work together; you can do this with your jewellery collection too. Avoid trend-led pieces and instead invest in timeless silhouettes in classic cuts - fashion that never goes out of style.
Using style to empower and build confidence only works if you do you; dress to express yourself by having fun with clothes that show your personality. Whether you go for bold patterns or minimal colours, expressing your personal style is the only way your wardrobe will work to empower you everyday. Dress for yourself by styling your accessories and wearing things that make you look and feel good. Don't be afraid to test your comfort zone, try new styles, or stick with what you know looks good. Clothing affects confidence, colour influences mood, and style affects self-esteem so use them all to express yourself.