Did you know that the way we dress affects our confidence levels?
There are many different reasons for this – but the basic idea is that when we’re wearing clothes we don’t like, or don’t feel comfortable in, this is likely to reflect in both our mood and how we carry ourselves.
As a result, if you’re looking for an effective way to get your confidence back, changing your style could help you along your journey – especially if you focus on showcasing your unique personality through your style.
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With that in mind, here are some simple yet effective ways you can show off your personality and upgrade your style at the same time.
Wear clothes that you feel comfortable in.
The first step toward successfully upgrading your style (with your personality in mind) is to wear clothes that you feel comfortable in. This is because “uncomfortable clothing is associated with distraction and increased cognitive load, so anything that forces you to lose your focus can topple your confidence.”
As such, don’t feel as though you have to buy clothes just because they are in fashion, especially if they will leave you feeling self-conscious when you wear them.
Let your jewelry do the talking.
When it comes to letting your true personality shine in each and every outfit you wear, buying unique jewlery is a great place to start. For example, if you grew up in Texas and want to carry a piece of home with you everywhere you go, you could start wearing Texas themed jewelry.
Wearing more jewelry could also help you to elevate your day-to-day outfits, by adding a touch of color or sophistication.
Mix things up a little.
While there may be one style you prefer over others, such as bohemian or street style, it’s important that you don’t let one style define you. After all, your personality is mult-facated, which means that your wardrobe can be too. This way, you can choose different outfits based on how you are feeling on a given day.
However, instead of buying an entirely new wardrobe each time you change your style, try to shop second-hand. This will allow you to experiment with new styles with minimal financial risk, as second-hand clothes are much cheaper. Furthermore, this also means that you can begin to reject fast fashion and make your style more sustainable.
Wear your favorite colors.
Wearing your favorite colors is a simple, yet effective way to ensure your personality is reflected in your outfit – after all, it means you are wearing something that you love. Furthermore, as many studies have found that certain colors can impact our moods – it could also be a great way to put a spring back in your step.
For example, according to various color psychology reports, “wearing brighter, bolder colors makes us feel more extroverted, alive, and engaged with the world.” As a result, this can be instrumental in helping you to rebuild your confidence and self-esteem, while also bringing a smile to your face on a rainy day.