The fashion industry has come a long way and is constantly seeking to help more and more people not only feel good about their clothing, but confident in their lives. Finding options for people of all shapes and sizes from extra small to plus size has actually never been easier. The challenging part is that fashion and style in general can be hard to feel confident in. In fact, many people may need help with second-guessing their fashion choices and may need to be living with the confidence and ease that they could.
The good news is that everyone – to some degree or another – has had to deal with these issues in their life. No matter who you are or what your background, finding out what style is you is a journey for everyone. This journey can be easier for some than others, but it always involves elements of discovery, courage, and trying new things!
If you have been wanting to find ways of boosting your confidence in your fashion and style for 2023, here is everything you need to know!
- First Step, Stat a Journal
When it comes to finding ways to improve your confidence starting a journal is a great place to begin. Even if your goal is to grow in your sense of fashion and style, this is still a great place to begin because it helps you stop, slow down, and focus. Journaling has been shown to have incredible mental health benefits, and it can help people better understand what they are feeling.
Oftentimes, life moves really fast and it’s all too easy to push feelings of insecurity, fear, and anxiety to the side so that you can focus on the thing in front of you. While there are times in your life when you need to learn and practice self-control to take care of responsibilities, the simple truth is that if you avoid your feelings there can be negative repercussions. Journaling allows you to have that sacred space to dive into your feelings and give yourself permission to take a look at how you are actually doing.
If you are struggling with feeling confident in your fashion and style choices, this can be a great palace to take a break and examine what you are feeling. This can help you gain clarity so you can make the best decisions possible to move toward your goals.
- Give Yourself Permission to Be Curious
If you find yourself in a space where you are not happy with the clothing choices that you are making – there could be a lot of factors at play. One piece of advice that can help you in this process, is giving yourself permission to be curious. Maybe you feel the way that you do and you are experiencing a lack of confidence because you haven’t allowed yourself to look at the clothing that interests you. Break away from any kind of trepidation and take note of how you feel and what interests you and then investigate. This might be a doorway into styles and fashion choices that you have never allowed yourself to enjoy or entertain.
- Try Out a New Brand
If you are in the process of self-discovery and looking for ways to boost your confidence, get outside the box and look at brands you have never tried before. This can help you see new designers, fabrics, colors, and combinations that may help you understand what you need to put in your closet for the upcoming year.
One suggestion for finding new brands is to pick a number like three or five, and then find that many new brands to look at. That might be as simple as browsing their online catalog but finding a physical location to peruse and explore.
- Start to Practice Self-Acceptance
In every aspect of life, especially when it comes to fashion and style, self-acceptance is key. The important thing to note is that self-acceptance is not the same or even remotely similar to apathy. In fact, practicing self-acceptance takes a lot of effort and self-will. It means that you are coming to grips with the fact that you are going to celebrate the things about yourself that make you – you!
That could be everything from your body type, height, personality, and likes and dislikes when it comes to fashion and style. The thing to remember is that clothing is supposed to be an extension of you – and not a way of impressing people that aren’t you. Practice self-acceptance is a big part of upgrading your wardrobe with the fits that will make you feel confident, bold, and sexy in the coming new year.
The good news is that going on a journey to boost your confidence in 2023 will have an incredible ROI. It will take some work, and may even require some courage, but it’s well worth your time and effort!