Fashion

Confidence Ebbs and Outfit Choices

So I was talking with a fellow subscriber a while back and it inspired me to come up with this post. She mainly wanted me to share a few tips regarding gaining confidence in rocking your outfit. I mean the first and foremost tip I give anyone who’s confused with their clothing choices is to wear what they want, like they want and when they want. Irrespective of whether someone likes what you come up with, if you feel comfortable in it, if you feel confident in it, you have every right to rock your day in it. That’s the motto I’ve been living by for as long as I can recall. Obviously, this requires some common sense, you wouldn’t go attend your lectures in your bikini or go to a job interview in your pajamas, but you get the gist of what I am saying.

You shouldn’t wear something solely for making an impression on people, rather wear it cause it makes you feel some way. You love how it looks. You love how it makes you feel. Dressing to impress is not a journey I recommend anyone to take, it’s merely forced and you’re not allowing yourself to express your true self. If I was supposed to meet some person that fancied people that wear pink things, I’m not going to show up dressed in pink from head to toe. I’ll simply try to incorporate some pink into my outfit, after all, I’m dressing for me and not for that person. I’m the one that is supposed to be feeling comfortable in what I am wearing, not the other person.

Same thing with trends, if literally everyone is wearing some new trend that has appeared, and you force yourself to wear it too even though you don’t like it. Just don’t. Scared of being the odd one out? So be it. Being odd is unique, own it.

Of course, I don’t always have good outfit days, I too question my clothing choices, shocker. I’ll be sharing my go-to hacks on how I deal with these days below.

Blazers

Not only do blazers look good, but they also allow you to feel and look put together. Currently, I do not own a full set :dress pants and a matching blazer/ suit jacket. True, wearing the full thing would be too formal for a normal day outfit. But say if you’re going to a fancy lunch/dinner or to an event, feel free to wear the complete set. Or else opt for just the blazer and pair it with casual trousers, such as high-waisted jeans.

blazer

Holy grail items

We’ve all got certain fabrics that we treat with care: cashmere sweaters, leather jackets, faux-fur jackets. We save these holy grail items for certain days. However, days where we’re feeling less confident, should be one of the days we pull out these holy grails. Leather jackets go with almost anything whether it is a fancy dress or even your fave ripped jeans.

Not only do we have clothes though, but we also have holy grail shoes. If you’re comfortable with heels, go get your fave pair out. If you’re more of a sneaker person or flats person get your fanciest pair out.

Heels enhance your look-literally and physically. Something about adding an extra inch or two to your look immediately makes you lengthen your stride and adds a confident sway to your hips. If you’re not that comfortable with stilettos you have so many other heel alternatives -such as block heels or chunky platform shoes. These are more comfortable alternatives, and they’ll still give you that extra height.

holygrails

 

Cardigans

Cardigans and kimonos exude wonder woman vibes for me personally. There have been studies which show that there is power poses that in fact helps people with confidence boosts. Wonder woman pose – a pose where you stand feet apart, hands on hips, shoulders back – for women. And respectively the superman pose for men.  Whether it’s before a big presentation, or before walking into an interview, doing these power poses has proven to boost people’s confidence. So along with the power pose, why not throw on your favorite cardigan. Either pair it with high waisted jeans or a skirt of your liking.

cardigan

Dresses

Dresses can also make you look put together. So throw on your favorite dress, let your hair down and accessorize as you want. If you’re comfortable with showing off your figure, wear one that does exactly that. If you’re more comfortable with flowy dresses, then wear a flowy floral one perhaps and sashay along and conquer your day and show the world what a girl boss you are.

dress

 

Remember that no matter what you wear, you are a girl boss, and you will always be one. Clothes are just your extra armor. Wanting to have clothes that you can turn to for an extra boost of confidence is absolutely fine. Wanting to slay your day in your pajamas is also absolutely fine. Just believe in yourself, and do you. If you haven’t heard of the saying:” you wear the clothes, don’t let the clothes wear you.” Well now you have, and I want you guys to apply this whenever you’re feeling low. Successful people don’t achieve their successes by rocking designer outfits, it simply contributes to one of the few things that help them boost their confidence, and achieve successful things. The rest is all them.

That’s all I have for you guys on boosting your confidence with your outfit choices. What’s your go-to clothing for days your confidence is at a low ebb? Do share your thoughts and comments down below.

Stay tuned for more Mikaesque posts~

 

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22 Comments

  1. Ben Butler says:

    You look absolutely amazing. I love your style choices. Very awesome.

  2. Literally the second outfit is my favorite,I just love how how Cardigans outfit fits you so perfect!

  3. I totally agree with you about being comfortable in your clothes exudes confidence and adds charm to your personality. I prefer mix & match style of dresses.

  4. Wow, okay. The way you wear that cardigan though! I’m impressed and in love! <3

  5. I agree with you about a kimono – one of my favourite things to wear, and makes me feel so feminine! Greta post!

  6. You certainly have a great sense of style. You can wear blazers with anything. I love the pink leather jacket. Too cute.

  7. Your style selection is superb and beautiful! Wow, this is amazing!

  8. I tend to opt for a cardigan or sweater for when I want to feel more confident – I always feel better when in one. Heels definitely make me feel great too!

  9. I am proud to say I own at least one of each of these staples except a leather jacket! I need to get on that!

  10. I wear what looks good on my body and makes me feel feminine. Those are not everyone’s standards, but it works for me.

  11. You look gorgeous. I love your dress sense btw the cardigan looks super cool on you

  12. I love blazers and cardigans and dresses. These are some cute outfits!

  13. you seriously have an eye for fashion, that pink jacket is everything. and the red coat is exactly what I have been looking for!

  14. I definitely agree. Its all about being comfortable with you and no one else. Its also about being authentically you, not someone else. I have this essential piece items, you can’t go wrong with them.

  15. Love how you are rocking those outfits. Red is def. your color.

  16. i’m loving your style! I’m very into cardigans too

  17. Some great tips and advice here – I really should take this on board for 2019, I never wear blazers! Here’s to a better, happier, healthier and more prosperous year 🙂 x

  18. I love all of your outfits, they are all so cute. Thanks for sharing them.

  19. I wear clothes that I like and I feel looks good in me. Dressing to impress as is not the forefront of mine. It may be a welcome effect.

  20. These are very good tips! I would never wear an outfit that wouldn’t make me feel comfortable.

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