Top Tips To Nail Confident Dressing
It might sound a little airy fairy to associate your clothing choices with confidence, however research closely links your outfit choices with your perception of yourself. A study published on the The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology website showed that the type of clothes worn by the participants notably impacted on their psychological state. So when you find yourself scrolling through your wardrobe give some thought to not only what you’d like to look like but also to how you’d like to feel. We’ve pulled together our 10 favourite items to help boost confidence.
1 TROUSERS WITH A TWIST
Finding trousers that are the perfect fit and flattering is a challenge in itself. Follow our golden rules to find the perfect pair. Plus size Look for trousers with a wide-leg hem and avoid detailing around pockets or waist, which will balance out hips. A crease down the front makes legs seem longer. Full hips/bottom Drawstring or paperbag trousers will give you u a more comfortable fit around your bottom or hips but will also draw you in at the waist. Pear shaped Bootcut trousers will balance out your hips and create an hourglass figure illusion. Short legs Opt for a neat fit or bootcut and avoid cropped. Match your shoe colour to your trousers and legs will appear longer.
2A JAWDROPPING PAIR OF SHOES
As king of the red soles Christian Louboutin said “Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. ”we couldn’t agree more, a pair of statement shoes can completely lift a simple outfit from drab to fab. And some shoes are worth investing in.
3A DRESS FOR ALL SEASONS AND SIZES
A feel-good dress that can be worn any season is worth its weight in gold. This version from M&S is a perfect example as the belt pulls in the waist and skims over hips!
4GET A MARY POPPINS BAG
A high quality never-full bag, will last for years. Look for a style that won’t date and works as a multi-use bag. Whether that’s for work, playdates, weekend breaks, whatever!
5INVEST IN EVERY DAY WEAR
Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw once said “I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.” And there is a little bit of truth to that statement, it’s worth spending more on pieces you are going to wear regularly. For example if you spend £30 on a top for a night out that you wear twice, it works out at £15 per wear. If you have a coat that cost £130 and you wear it Monday to Friday for six months, it works out a pound a wear.
Tall Embrace your height – you can wear cropped or bootcut style. You can also rock fussy prints! Top £40, Trousers, £45, from River Ri Island
Dress, Marks & Spencer £45
Slim Create curves by opting for highwaisted or belted trousers. Earrings, £22, Top, £89, Trousers, £149, Shoes, £139, all from Hobbs
Shoes, Sophia ebster at arvey Nichols £525
Shoes, Dune £95
ag, Mulberry £995
ag, Marks & Spencer £ 5
oat, Long Tall Sally £125
Shoes, oden £98