Why Confidence Is the Best Style
If there is one thing that instantly speaks of style, that captivates the audiences, that makes you look like someone who has it all together, it’s confidence. Chin up, shoulders back, and a smile that graces your face – all of this is pretty much the equivalent of wearing the latest Birkin bag. For women, confidence isn’t just something that they can use to look more attractive; it’s something that influences every aspect of their life, but particularly their careers and the way people respond to them in a professional environment.
Fashion, style, and high self-esteem are linked very closely together, so the way you present yourself can make a true difference in how you are perceived. If you curate your wardrobe cleverly, you’ll definitely get to not only look better, but feel better as well. How can you do that? Let’s find out!
The psychology of good fashion
There is something extremely comfortable about knowing you look good. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you know that the garment fits you, that it accentuates all your best features, that it’s drawing people in because you’re bewitching in your little hand-picked getup.
Picking out a good outfit to wear even when we’re feeling absolutely exhausted and cranky affects us on a very deep emotional level. We might have that stressful meeting coming up, but damn, we look like a million bucks and it’s difficult to resist the urge to sway your hips just a little, to walk with that spring in your step, to smile and enjoy the fact that you look polished and that people can’t help but soak in every word you say.
Power suits and lingerie
A staple of the business world, suits are sleek, they are polished, and they are a surefire way to feel like a powerful, unstoppable woman who’s about to take over the world. If your suit is making you feel bored, it’s time to change things up. Imagine yourself in an off-white, Dior-inspired pantsuit. Your heels are high, your hair is pinned into a neat little bun, and you have a delicate silk blouse underneath your blazer, and maybe a pair of gold earrings gracing your face. Now imagine yourself walking into a big meeting looking like that, like a professional, like a smooth, confident woman. And the best thing? Underneath it all, you’ve got a set of sexy, lacy white lingerie that’s your little secret, that’s making you feel even better, that’s making you completely aware of how good you look and how much you love every last bit of you.
And you don’t even have to go for such a commanding look. Having a good selection of easy-to-wear colors – elegant black, chocolate brown, dove grey – is still going to look impressive if you keep in mind that you should dress for yourself, and that accessories make all the difference.
Accessories that change your perception
It works kind of like lingerie, really. A good pair of Jimmy Choos isn’t really necessary to look good, but it does make us feel good. If you prefer comfort and hate wearing heels, that’s great too! We recommend finding a pair of classic black Oxfords or stylish loafers and enjoying the lightness in your step.
The same goes for ladies. The right accessory can transform your outfit, and the most important things for the office are: a watch, earrings, and most of all, a bag. Why not invest in really good pieces that will make you stand out? A high-quality bag, like the ones from Oroton, could really bring that professional polish and high-class style to your outfit, especially if you pick something made of leather. The watch and the earrings should be subtle, but graceful – just bear in mind that you don’t want them to be too attention-grabbing because that might end up looking garish. Another way to zhoosh up your outfits? A scarf. Tie a silk Hermes scarf around your bag handle and make it your trademark style quirk.
Makeup as a form of expression
Maybe you always wear cat liner, or maybe red lipstick is your signature. Maybe you pull off that “no makeup” makeup look like no one else. Whether you’re getting ready to go out or need something subtle for the office, makeup can be coordinated with your outfit to make it even more effective and stylish.
Let your outfit speak for you. Let your personality and style show, and wear it all with confidence – you’ll look impressively professional and attractive.
Sophia Smith is an Australia-based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about the latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly about beauty- and fashion-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: Viva Glam Magazine, How to Simplify, Whytt Magazine and Carousel.