Feelings and clothes can go hand in hand. As the saying goes, sometimes you only look as good as you feel. Usually it’s not necessarily a conscious decision to dress down when we’re feeling blue, or dress nicer when we’re feeling good. But the next time you find yourself feeling a certain way, make a concerted effort to make the most of the moment with your wardrobe.
With that being said, Prompt 6 of the Self Love Series is all about fashion for every feeling!
When You’re Feeling Confident
Take advantage of the confidence boost and dress like the bold beauty that you are! Put on your most flattering outfit and ride that confidence wave for as long as possible. It doesn’t matter if you’re going out with friends, running errands, or just sitting around at home—nothing helps your mental and emotional well-being like a positive outlook.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, outfits varying from cute and flirty to sexy and sensual are popping up everywhere. If you need some inspiration, visit Lyst.ca and browse through their articles. Their fashion experts choose pieces from some of the top names in the industry and discuss the best ways to interchange them with other pieces. Not only can it help increase the value of your investment, it also provides a lot of inspiration for future outfits.
When You’re Feeling Powerful
The next time you’re feeling like you could take on the world, take that pent-up energy and excitement and throw on your athleisure wear. Even if you don’t feel like working out beforehand, the combination of your powerful attitude and your favorite workout gear might be just the push you need to hit the gym and knock out one of the best workouts of your life.
The look is also great when you feel like you want to buckle down and knock some things off your to-do list. Elle says the flexibility of athleisure looks are just as perfect for doing chores as they are for hanging out around the house or working out. Before you know it, you’ll be zipping around and crossing things off your list left and right.
When You’re Feeling Down
We’ve all had days where we think nothing looks good. If the day has you so down and out that you think nothing will lift your spirits, do yourself a favor and don’t let it knock you down completely.
According to Entrepreneur writer Jacqueline Whitmore, one of the best ways to improve your self-esteem is to act the part. Cover yourself up in sweats and pajamas if you want, but put on some makeup, do your hair, and find yourself some amazing accessories that can shine even when you feel like you’re not up for anything. Your favorite pair of earrings, a necklace you love, or even a pair of heels you’re particularly proud of could be just the thing you need to pull you out of your slump.
Never underestimate the power of your wardrobe. A new outfit can change your outlook, so give it a try and see for yourself!