Having confidence, both in your personal life and at work, can translate to better relationships and better careers. People are more likely to be confident in you if you project confidence yourself. But cultivating this self-assurance can be easier said than done. That’s why “dress for success” is such a good – if overused – mantra. Sometimes, the key to feeling more confident is looking more confident.
The importance of confidence
I see it in my customers, many of whom are businessmen, every day. When you feel confident, you’re more likely to tick all the boxes and achieve you goals that day – or that week. And if you look confident, you’re more likely to feel confident. I’m not a psychologist, but I’ve seen enough men come into my shop feeling unsure and insecure about what they’re wearing or what to buy and leaving with more self-assurance and just a little more swagger because they know they’re going to look great in what they’ve bought.
Focus on fit
We come in all shapes, sizes, and body types, and part of dressing for confidence is feeling good knowing that the clothes work for your particular body. It’s not just about buying an expensive piece of clothing or a brand-name product that you like. The clothes have to fit you. That’s why at H+Co, we’ll arm you not only with an outfit that looks great but also with the knowledge of why it looks good, having taken you through your measurements for the sleeves, the length, the fit around the waist, and so on.
Comfort = confidence
Further, if the clothing fits right, it’ll also be more comfortable, another key to confidence. After all, it’s hard to feel confident if you’re uncomfortable – the collar’s too tight, the trousers are riding too high in the crotch, the shoes aren’t broken in. If you’re suffering from any discomfort, don’t wear it, and don’t buy it. It’ll only take a toll on your confidence level.
Fake it till you make it
Sure, we don’t always feel confident inside – going on a first date, facing a job interview, starting a new job – these are enough to bring out the insecurities in the best of us. But dressing with confidence can go a long way to helping you convey that called-for confidence. And soon, it just might have you feeling more confident, too.
Cheers for reading. H