Being your true self is an act of bravery. It requires courage to stand for what you believe in and what you truly are. Fashion is a form of showing your authenticity as it speaks for you without the need of words. But how can we be this confident and wear whatever we want to wear when the entire world is watching us? Let us show you how…
4 Ways to boost your confidence through fashion
1. Recognize your uniqueness
Knowing yourself is power. Your likes and dislikes are boundaries that define your personality and character. If you want to dive into any fashion, especially Japanese fashion, to express yourself, we encourage you to take time and figure out who you are and in what ways you are unique. Ask yourself these 2 questions:
- Why do I want to dress like this?
- What do I want to express?
By answering these questions you’ll have a strong foundation that will give you confidence to start dressing up as eccentric as you want!
2. Embrace it, go for it!
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel
Make the effort to research different brands and styles that compliment and match your personality. For example, Putumayo is well known for being cute, playful, mysterious and punk!
3. Find people like you
You are not alone! There is always someone that will share the same passions, hobbies and even fashions that you like. Having a friend next to you to rely on is priceless. She or he can get you out of self doubt and you can always encourage each other to pursue what you both love.
At about 3:00 p.m. looking 24-70 mm prime attached to my Canon 7D, ISO dialed 800 I clicked on the button. I capture the confidence in their eyes among the crowd who watches mesmerized to their outfits.
4. Do things that you truly enjoy
Build your life around what you enjoy, because your feelings are always your compass in life. They will tell you if what you’re doing is good for you or not.
Try that dress on! And if your heart beats fast, don’t hesitate. Open your wallet, pay for it and walk out with that dress on!
It’s important to silence all the voices around us in order to enjoy life and be authentic. There is nothing more painful than trying to be someone whom we are not. Fashion can take you there, will take you by the hand and make you stand strong among a crowd that can only wonder who you are…