“Dress like a million bucks!” It’s a cheesy saying for sure, but it’s more important than it may seem. While a million bucks might be an exaggeration, dressing to impress is a simple way to help boost your confidence and help you to become the person you want to be. In other words, Fake it ’til you make it!
Confidence is still confidence even if it starts out as a morning wardrobe decision. Sometimes it needs a little nudge is all. The important thing is that looking good leads to feeling good, which leads to productivity, which leads to actual confidence, which is very important during the recovery process.
While you don’t have to break the bank at Barney’s, adding a few nice pieces to your wardrobe can help give you the boost of confidence you need to take the day! It is also really important to dress the part. If you’re going in for a job interview, it is important to look professional. However, if you are going to dinner with your friends, you should go for something more casual that you feel comfortable in. Comfort is key when it comes to dressing as the person you want to become. If you do not feel comfortable in what you are wearing, you will not exude the same confidence that you do if you feel comfortable, professional, and just like yourself. You don’t have to be a certified fashionista to spruce up your look. Here are some simple tips that can help you dress like the person you want to become:
- Be age and career appropriate
Time to toss those old high school tees and rock band shirts! Dressing age and career appropriate is a great way to boost your confidence. When people are forced to make a first impression like they are in a job interview, your outward appearance and the way that you dress can be an indicator of who you are as a person, so looking the part is critical. Even if you are not dressing for your career, dressing age appropriately doesn’t have to be boring. It also can be an indicator of who you are as a person – a fun, confident and sober person – to others.
- Make sure you feel confident in what you wear!
Comfort is key! Sadly this doesn’t mean wearing sweatpants and fuzzy slippers all day. Instead, find some fun, professional and comfortable pieces that you can confidently wear and tell the world that you own your own style. There’s nothing quite like the confidence that comes from finding the perfect pair of jeans or a sweater that you just don’t want to take off. If you find a piece you love, don’t be afraid to buy it in a bunch of different colors – the more, the merrier.
- Make sure a bit of your personality shows!
While dressing professionally is important, it is also important to let your true identity show through what you chose to wear. You cannot become the person that you want to be if you are not truthful with yourself or not allowing your personality to shine through. This can be as simple as adding some fun accessories that you feel express your inner self.