How to Gain Confidence with these 5 Dressing Tips
Insecurity can be a painful feeling. It always leaves you wondering what others are thinking about you. Nonetheless, it can be terribly daunting because you’re in a constant state of worrying, especially when you’re improving your style. It makes you vulnerable to being labeled as “shallow,” “pretentious” and “trying too hard.”
However, do not listen to the voices in your head. As long as you’re confident, you shouldn’t be reluctant to dress better because people will notice and give you props for your style. It’s time you left the haters watching and got rid of that clothing insecurity once and for all!
Here are 5 great tips to gain confidence with these dressing tips
Don’t ever forget your purpose
Always remember your purpose, because dressing well always starts with a “why” of dressing well. Will it out you a step forward in your career? Will it get you more respect from your colleagues? Or is it just about status?
Whatever your reasons, embrace your purpose! After all, a guy named Neil Patel did the same thing. He kept track of all his business meetings in B2B sales for 4 to 5 years. He usually closed at a modest rate of 25%. However, he achieved a 15% increase in sales after he amped his clothing game by spending $160,000 on clothing.
Your professional image can really change things up for you. Even though this may be a very extreme example and you don’t have to spend such a handsome amount on clothing.
But, the long-term benefits of paying attention to your clothing are countless. It’s more about your message to your world rather than the clothing. It’ll help you motivated to dress sharp and overcome self-doubts despite the criticism.
Know the foundation of styling
Mastering a particular style is a high and dry road. It all begins with a style pyramid, made up of function, fabric, and fit. You can use this as a roadmap to stay on track.
For instance, if you’re out shopping for the perfect men’s dress shirt and you’re able to find a shirt that has a great fitting and isn’t even that expensive. However, how many dry cleaning trips can it endure? And do the sleeves fit perfectly? These are a few of the factors you always need to double check.
If you’ve taken good care of the basics, you can move on to the next step. The color and pattern of the shirt. The design greatly influences a formal shirt. Moreover, the color of a men’s shirt is tied up to social psychology, and it can literally affect the mood of the people you interact with.
Use examples for guidance
It’s a lot easier for some guys because they have the clothing items figured out. Though, when it comes to the specifics, they don’t look at concrete. For example, you might want to wear a suit and a tie, but you’re indecisive about the colors. Or you may be heading to a beach party, but you just can’t pick out the best shirt for it.
However, there’s nothing to worry about. There are several public figures, social media stars, and celebrities who can be your style inspiration. And instead of just following a trend, it’s always better to pick someone who has been wearing the same kind of stuff. It can be anybody, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau or maybe even American actor Will Smith. Or even the guy on the cover of the latest GQ magazine. You can use them to get a visual reference.
You can also try out the vintage outfits from Mad Men. Film and TV characters from the past can also influence you, if you’re all about the classics.
Learn to adjust
It’s all about practicing and learning to adjust. It’s a common occurrence to feel uncomfortable when you start experimenting with a new style. However, it’s time to walk out of that comfort zone.
There’s a huge difference between unfamiliar and uncomfortable. You can easily become familiar with something with a little bit of practice, and it’s highly doubtful that the clothes you’re trying out are uncomfortable as in painful. You can always start off with the blue quilted leather jacket at home before you flaunt it in public, You can wear it during your normal routines or while brushing your teeth or even while eating. Because practice grows confidence! If you’re used to wearing an outfit, you will feel more confident. It’ll make you believe that you can get that promotion or even impress the woman you talk to at the bar.
However, you need to be flexible. It’s better to dress differently in more casual settings, that’s when you learn how to look sharp without overdoing it. Nonetheless, last but not least, always dress appropriately for your age. A simple detail can transform your appearance every time, so it’s a plus if you have the right sunglasses for your face shape, dress shoes, necktie knots and pocket squares.
Pass on the information
The next stage after you’ve learned to apply these tips and tricks is for you to mentorship. Coach other guys, because what good is knowledge if you don’t pass it on? Let’s pay it forward because the lesson can make a huge impact, now and later on in their lives.
It will make you feel even better about yourself after you’ve seen them benefit from this knowledge. And the best part, it’ll confirm the value of dressing sharp. It’ll make you a far more proficient coach and will simultaneously boost your confidence.
First impressions are like the cover of a book, they are very powerful. Moreover, men’s styling basically revolves around how well your clothes fit. The core of men’s style is to not be slaves to the rhythm, items are timeless for a reason. Pay attention to small details whether it’s a well-ironed shirt or your shoes or just your necktie, these things add up to your stylish standout. People will be more inclined to approach you if they’re impressed by your appearance – it will increase your self-esteem and confidence.
Author: Erica Silva is a blogger who loves to discover and explore the world around her. She writes on everything from marketing to technology, science and brain health. She enjoys sharing her discoveries and experiences with readers and believes her blogs can make the world a better place.
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