Monday, December 14, 2009

Confidence is Key

This morning after I dropped off my sister at school, I was by myself and bored, so I decided to take a trip to the bookstore. I stumbled upon a lovely book, called Fashionista: A Century of Style Icons. Needless to say, I sat in Barnes and Noble and read the entire thing, it was so interesting. You should definitely check it out. The book basically broke down the different styles of famous style icons. In the midst of reading, I noticed that although these women had very different styles, they all shared one trait: confidence. Each of them had their own distinct style that not everyone could pull off, but they did because it was their style and they rocked it! For example, I know I could not pull off the crazy outfits that Gwen Stefani wears, but she can because she chooses to wear things that are true to her style and that she feels confident in. Confidence makes such a difference. A girl wearing Christian Louboutin boots with a stunning Stella McCartney dress won't look amazing if she isn't comfortable with herself in those clothes, and a girl dressed in an outfit that she got for under ten dollars at a thrift store can look like a runway model if she feels fabulous about her clothing choice. It all depends on attitude. I mean, look at Lady Gaga. She's taken the world by storm with her outrageous fashion choices.

The reason she can get away with wearing these outfits is because she is so confident when she wears them.
In order to be confident, there are a few things you must do. First, you must figure out what your style is. Not everyone has one distinct style. There are no rules saying "You must only wear preppy clothes" or "You must only emulate the Bohemian style." Choose things that you feel comfortable wearing, and wear them with confidence. You also need to stop worrying so much about what people think about you. Almost every weekend, my Dad says something about my outfits being weird, which is not exactly a self-esteem booster, but I learned to just blow it off. If I feel comfortable in my clothes, then I don't care what anyone else thinks. Anyone can pull off anything if they love it and feel confident!

Take a fashion risk and wear something you feel great in, even if it isn't the most trendy or expensive thing. Your confidence will shine through and people will notice :]

1 comment:

  1. I agree 100% with what you said. You can't pull off a bold look, like no pants (a favorite of Lady G's I've noticed - lol), and be shy about it. She walks around like if someone said "you do realize you have on no pants right?" she'd look down and go " oops. whatevs I look hot anyway." and keep walkin.
    thanks for the wise words :)