Which came first, the clothing or the confidence? This question poses the same kind of conundrum as the chicken and the egg, and the answer most likely varies depending on who you ask. Does your confidence dictate the clothing you choose to wear, or does what you wear instill you with confidence? I am a firm believer that the clothes that you get dressed in in the morning will set the tone for your entire day.
What does what you wear have to do with confidence? Everything!
I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.Yves Saint Lauren
The kind of day you want to have is as crucial as the clothes that are on your back. Need proof? Use these iconic movies as a reference. Cinderella, Pretty Woman, and Indiana Jones would never have had the confidence to rise to the tasks in front of them were it not for an amazing outfit to get them in the right mindset.
The clothing that we choose to wear can be a reflection of how we see ourselves, can send out a message that we want to communicate to the world, or can be the boost of confidence that we need within ourselves to rocket us to the next level. When I want to feel professional, I throw on a suit jacket. If I need a boost of energy, I dress in bold, vibrant hues. And, on the days when life has me down, I wrap myself in the coziest, softest sweater and joggers I can find, as a reflection that I could use a big, warm hug.
If you are like me, and millions of others out there, confidence does not always come naturally. And the truth of the matter is that when we do not feel as confident as we should, we don’t succeed as often as we could. Confidence is much deeper than simply looking good. Confidence requires feeling good.
So how do we get there?
No matter what size, shape, or sex you are, when you put on an article of clothing that fits your form perfectly, accents the tone of your skin, or brings out the sparkle in your eyes, you feel like a million bucks. Our bodies are not perfect. But they are perfectly our own, and finding a way to bring out our best features on the outside sparks a light on our inside. Dressing confidently makes us feel good. And when we feel good both inside and out, the world is ours for the taking.
In You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You by Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner, she says “Once you learn what you love and what looks good on you, dressing can only be a positive, if not an uplifting, experience.”
If finding the right fit of clothing for your body is sure to bring you a dose of daily positivity, why not go for it?! We live in a day and age where clothing can be as affordable as we need it to be, allowing us the freedom to step into our best style without putting too big of a dent in our bank account. The reseller community Poshmark is an ideal way to find quality fashion at affordable prices, making it so easy for you to clothe yourself in confidence.
In doing so, you have to know your body. You have to stop focusing on the parts of it you don’t like and dive into the parts of your body that you do like. Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop wishing your body is something its not and appreciate everything that it is. Believe it or not, no matter what size or shape you are, there will always be someone who looks at you and thinks I wish my (fill in the blank) looked like that, when you make that part of you shine.
What clothing inspires confidence in you? Here are a few essential selections from my closet that are personal favorites for me. I am built straight and tall like a tree trunk with minimal curves. I know that wearing a pencil skirt gives me a flattering feminine form and accentuates my long legs. Scoop neck tops show off my shoulders and collar bone, which I like about myself. And, I can rock a pair of skinny jeans.
Confidence helps us feel ready for life. Ready for new people and places. Ready to put our best foot forward and ready to try again if we happen to stumble on that step. Confidence is one crucial key for the engine that drives us to reach our goals and achieve our dreams.
Finding clothing that you can feel and look great in is a quick and effective way to make every day shine. Every body is beautiful! What cut of clothing gives you the most confidence? Be brave and bold enough to find out!
New to Poshmark? Use code SLIPPERS74 when you sign up to receive $10 off your first purchase. And, make sure to check out the inspiring closest from these great Poshmark sellers on your shopping journey!
PINECONETRADING, MYSTICSUN.SHOP , SURFBEACHPOSH, CHICBOHOPREP
These four sellers have amazing closets that offer a variety of styles, designers, and sizes for men and women at great prices. Make sure to check them out! And, a personal thank you to each of them for taking the time to chat with me and allowing me to share their goodies. I wish you all the best XO.
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Another well written read!