How Good Personal Style Can Affect All Areas Of Your Life
Article by Amy Mia Goldsmith
What is style? It is defined as “expressing yourself through what you wear”, but it is actually so much more than that. Style is the thing that defines us, that gives us power, boosts our self-confidence, as well as our good, healthy thought. Style can lift up our spirits and make us feel like we’ve never felt before. It is also something that attracts the attention of other people. So, let’s take a look at this text together, and let’s see how every piece of clothing we decide to put on in the morning can change and affect everything.
Creating a unique, personal style
We cannot argue the fact that the clothes we wear are exactly what people base their first impressions on; also, it’s not only what we wear that matters, but how we wear it as well. That is style, and creating a unique, personal one is of crucial importance. Let’s just be clear on the most important thing when it comes to personal style – owning and wearing an uber-expensive piece of clothing doesn’t make you a fashion guru.
You need to know how to pull it off if you don’t want to look ridiculous, and you indeed need to have a certain amount of confidence and boldness if you want to dominate and own it. This is what personal style is about. It doesn’t mean that you can’t look good wearing cheap clothing – the power of matching different colours, clothes and styles can sometimes do more than a designer piece of clothing.
Looking good = Feeling Good
There is a thing called “Enclothed condition” that says that the clothes we wear indeed affect our personality, our behaviour and our attitude. Even though many people don’t believe in this mantra, we can’t say it’s far from the truth. Let’s assume we wear a blazer or a jacket at work – we are indeed dressed to impress, as this way, we feel more powerful than going to work in sweatpants or jeans.
If you already feel down and you’re not satisfied with how you look, avoid dressing the same way you feel, as it can negatively affect your mood, and you can spiral down psychologically even more. When you actually invest an effort in putting together an outfit, you might receive compliments and feel better about yourself. Remember it is always important to present yourself to the world in the best way possible.
The power of self confidence.
Your hair is greasy, you have a pimple on your forehead. Your spirits are down. The biggest mistake you can do is not care about the things you wear. However, if you have an authentic personal style and make an effort to look great, this lack of self-confidence will definitely go away. We always see the flaws in our appearance, and that’s completely normal as it is in human nature.
The clothes we wear can significantly increase the love we have for ourselves, and when we feel like this, we can pull off anything. You can feel very powerful wearing a skirt, shirt and jacket combo, but you can also feel very beautiful and confident if you opt for trendy playsuits. Take control of your emotions and don’t let them dictate the way you dress. Rather, the clothes you’re wearing should encourage you to think more positively and boost your self-esteem.
Experiments and changes.
It can take years to discover your style. One tip: try to experiment as much as you can in order to achieve this. If you’ve never worn high-heeled stilettos, give them a go, as these might look great on you and give you a great sense of accomplishment. Putting on a skirt might accentuate the curves you didn’t know you had. You can experiment with your hair as well – if you’ve had the same hairstyle for years now, try something new. It’s totally OK to be in your comfort zone, but try to step out of it a bit. Step by step, maybe you’ll become a whole new person.
You’ve probably met a person who dresses amazingly but is empty on the inside, and the first impression you had was very positive. So, yes, your style and the way you pull off your clothes can do wonders – you can meet new friends and attract new love opportunities. You might even land a new job. Even if it’s a cliché, remember the truest fashion quote: It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it.