Confidence can feel like one of those traits that you either have or you don’t, but this is false. Anyone can learn and gift themselves the power to own who and what they are, regardless of the opinions of others.
Think It. Be It.
If you want to be confident, you’ll need to practice. Stand tall. Hold your head up high. Walk with purpose. Simply acting more confident will train your brain to believe that you are confident. It won’t happen overnight, but if you keep at it, you’ll begin noticing changes in no time.
Honesty is the Best Policy
Once you have an innate sense of confidence, it’s time to take a good, hard look at yourself. What is your body shape? You could be anything, from a pear to a square, and all of these shapes are ideal because your shape is your own. No one looks like you and that gives you power over your potential.
With the shape determined, spend some time researching fashion for yourself. Should you wear loose or baggy shirts? How long should your shorts be? What’s the best cut of skirt? Many before you have already figured out what to wear and why, so don’t waste time stumbling around blindly. Use their knowledge to build a wardrobe that makes you feel like a superstar. The clothes make the man, after all.
If you’re just now learning how to dress for your shape, don’t do too much at once. Buy a piece or two occasionally to slowly adapt to potentially extreme fashion changes. If you’ve been wearing baggy clothes your whole life but are suddenly switching to form-fitting, it’s going to take time to get used to how things feel, how they move, and the extra attention strangers will be complimenting you with.