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Saturday, December 9, 2017

3 Ways Fashion Can Boost Your Self-Esteem

On the whole, we look to clothing to help us express ourselves, feel confident about our bodies, and improve our confidence. So, why is shopping for clothes often considered a shallow luxury? While compulsive spenders and shopaholics can take the lust for new attire too far, most of us only set out to buy what we need, what we want, and what makes us feel good about ourselves.

In other words, you shouldn’t feel guilty about buying clothes. Believe it or not, the fashion industry isn’t just about keeping up appearances. There have been numerous studies into the psychology of fashion, from how it improves confidence, builds self-image, and increases workplace productivity. With this in mind, here are three examples of how your clothes can boost your self-esteem.


Fashion Affects Your Mood


Have you ever tried to be productive while wearing your pajamas or sweats? It doesn’t happen because your clothes are telling you it’s time to relax. Put on a killer outfit, style your hair, and adorn yourself with a few accessories, however, and you feel instantly ready to take on the day.

It’s no secret that fashion affects the mind. In fact, numerous body-confidence experts encourage those who work or study from home to change out of their ultra-comfy yoga pants and dress to make an impression, even if they won’t see anyone but the mailman all day. The reason for this is that it increases confidence and lets your mind know you’re here to get things done, not to laze around watching Netflix – that’s where your favorite sweatpants come in.

Fashion Can Make You More Charitable


The news reports of dangerous, unethical factories around the world have prompted an upswing of sustainable clothing retailers selling garments for the greater good. So, while you might feel good when you buy new clothes, have you ever thought about the true price of your purchases? Buying from ethical brands will make you feel good about your choices and improve your sense of purpose in the world.

A great example of designer apparel that doesn’t compromise on luxury is Beulah London. Beulah focuses on creating bespoke clothing items and seasonal collections to help eradicate modern slavery and poor working conditions for women around the world. You can check out Beulah London’s Blog to find out more about their mission.

Fashion Gives You Power


How confident, comfortable, and true to yourself you feel in an outfit will have an impact on how other’s perceive you. If you’ve ever been to a party in a dress you later realized was too short, and you spent the whole night hiding in the shadows as you attempted to pull down the hem, you’ll understand how powerful clothes can be.

If you’d shown up in something you felt comfortable wearing, you would have relaxed, had a good time, and possibly even become the life and soul of the party, making people marvel at your confidence. A great mood can be infectious, so how you feel about your clothing won’t just affect you – it will also affect those around you.
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Missy May said...

Oh yes to this Kim!! Fashion gives you happy wings!! Ha!! This morning after cleaning my home, I just played dress up in front of my mirror and I was a happy girl. Gotta love em for sure. :-)

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Mica T said...

These are good points Kim! I'm one of those people who feel better when I get dressed up - you're right it seems to make me more productive! :)

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and your Christmas preparation is going well. After a crazy week I managed to wrap some presents which is good, although (as always!) I've run out of tape!

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Tanya Dufour said...

I agree with these points! I def feel alot more confident when I am wearing a new outfit that flatters my figure. I feel the same way about makeup. Both to me are confidence boosters not something that people should make you feel conceited or vain about.

Lorena said...

I totally agree Kim... clothing can give you confidence and power in moments of need ! Hell, they can even act as armour when needed.

Ashley Sue said...

I love this post Kim, and I totally agree!! Clothing and fashion can definitely boost self esteem, because really, if I don’t feel good in the clothes you’re wearing them sometimes I feel like my day is ruined lol!

Diva Desle said...

Absolutely Kim! Clothing plays a huge role in how we feel about ourselves and how we present ourselves. We should always take pride in how we look no matter what we wear.

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