Do you remember the commercial (from a LONG time ago) where the woman was working from home in pink bunny slippers? For many of us, wearing pajamas while working seemed like the ultimate in luxury. Then we discovered that we sometimes like the relaxed feel of PJs, but there is something confidence-inspiring about getting dressed and feeling great in whatever we’re wearing.
Girlfriend guru and style expert DONNA GAMACHE reminds us that confidence comes from the inside (but that the right clothes can help bring that confidence out). What are your tips for dressing to feel confident?
Where does confidence come from? Is it something you are born with? Do you learn to be confident from your parents and teachers? Do we learn confidence through our accomplishments? These questions can be answered in different ways depending on who you are talking to. The most important thing for you to know about confidence is this: confidence comes from the inside and from knowing who you are and why you are on planet earth.
No matter what you belief about being born with confidence, there seems to be a change when we reach puberty. We seem to be more concerned with what others think and stop relying on who we are on the inside. Those are tough years. But what puzzles me is how this continues right into adulthood for so many. Why do we let what others say to us or about us sabotage our confidence?
The reason we start losing confidence is because we lose sight of how we are created uniquely. There is no other YOU. If you don’t have confidence to do what you are put here to do, others lose out and that is sad.
I help clients build confidence by embracing who they are on the inside…not who others think they are or who they may want to be…but who they are. I call it confidence from the inside out. This inside out confidence makes you authentic and irresistible. People are naturally drawn to you and that improves your life and business.
Here are some steps to help you feel more confident in your appearance:
- Be true to who you are from the inside out
- Don’t be influenced by what others think and wear
- Choose clothes that fit your personal style and shape
- Pick a signature style that reflects your unique self
- Choose a hairstyle that suits your style and face shape
- Stay up to date with makeup applications to bring our your best features
- Build a closet of clothes that fits your style so you get dressed easily and confidently
Are you ready to step into your inside out confidence? If your answer is yes, then sign up for the free 7-day e-course, 7 Ways to Feel Even More Confident in Your Appearance at www.DonnaGamache.com. Each day you will learn a new way to build confidence through how you present yourself, how you shop, and what you wear. Don’t delay, sign up today and start your journey to a more confident you. DONNA GAMACHE, speaker, author, and coach works with clients to help them create a Powerful Presence. She has two published books and hosts the monthly Gamache Panache radio show.
Thanks Girlfriend Guru Donna for your great fashion advice, like your previous Girlfriend Guru posts:
- A More Polished Look is Essential
- Three Massive Mistakes Women make when Shopping
- Get Paid to Purge your Closet
- Update your Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion
- Personal Style – with a Dash of Red (For Valentine’s Day)
- Fit to be Styled
- Quick Changes for Festive Holiday Looks
- True Beauty – 5 Steps to a Beautiful You
- Appearance Matters
- Trendy ways to wear Animal Prints.
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