Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Now, how do style and confidence interweave? Well,clothes reflect how you feel. Pure,intense emotions..it’s not about the design, it’s about the feelings. We are in a world where everybody is trying stand out. Confidence is what makes you tick, what makes people believe that you are distinct. Putting on a superhero shirt makes you feel strong and brave. And when you are wearing a collared shirt or formals it makes you feel important. So, clothes do reflect our state of mind.
Taking from the cliched lady in red– nobody stands in a crowd like a woman wearing blazing red. The mood-enhancing quality of clothing is what makes the fashion world turn, and when one is in need of a confidence hit, it can be just the answer. Confidence-inspiring clothing works wonders on the potential pitfalls of the everyday, be it heading a meeting, going to an interview, or just tackling a Monday morning. The best thing about confidence is if you can’t feel it, you can fake it 😉 Anything said with the right amount of conviction makes people want to believe in you. And the right clothes definitely take us a bit closer to achieving that. When we see a woman in a pantsuit, our mind immediately forms an image of a strong lady who is ready to conquer the world. The message of a leopard-print jumpsuit is clear: She is a huntress who gets what she sets her eye on and is not afraid to fight for what she believes in.
This phenomenon is called Enclothed Cognition – meaning our brain links a woman wearing clothes such as blazers or pantsuits with powerful intelligent women.
It is always necessary to dress right to bring your A-game to work.Keep in a few things in mind:
1.Dress to the occasion.
2.Know your audience.
3.Know your personal style.
4.Know the effects of colors. The most important point is to be comfortable in what you wear.
You can have anything you want if you dress for it.
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. Dressing right also has a great impact on cheering you upa long and a tiring day, all you want to do is go to a restaurant,eat good food and look at people who look well. You don’t want to see a slob with open shirt and messed up hair – at least I don’t! Dressing with confidence is a lot more than just wearing something that was featured in the New York Fashion Week, it’s about feeling good about yourself, poised and self-assured and ready to tackle any situation. As mentioned above, dressing according to the occasion is really are a few suggestions that might help you.
1.If you are attending a formal meeting or an interview opt for pantsuits and structured blazers and pair it up with kitten heels. Accessorize minimally.
2.An evening party?You can never go wrong with classic black skater dress,red cocktail dress,a white ensemble and team it up with pumps,peep-toes and wedges and statement accessories would be pearls,or a simple pendant with an amazing heavy detail necklaces like the spiked necklace or the coin necklace are back in demand.Now, that would be another option to jazz up your attire.
3.And Indian Parties..boy do we wish we could wear Manish Malhotra designs all the time and since that’s not going to happen,here are a few looks that would make quite some heads turn- Ghagra, Saree or a simple Anarkali – keep the color theme to blacks,navy blues, light pinks and reds.
If we change the way we dress, the way we feel will change. When we are dressed well and look good we automatically feel better. When we feel good we are more likely to feel good inside, have more energy and treat others better. Your closet isn’t frivolous,it is a myriad of channels,a sense of eclecticism,a selection of gateways to pickup the best version of yourself. As Jonathan Lethem said in his novel You Don’t Love Me Yet:
You can’t be deep without a surface.
So girls,let your hair loose,put on a jacket,smack on a red lip, get yourself a right pair of shoes and you are ready to conquer the world! 🙂