Increasing your confidence can naturally lead to a better belief in your own abilities. It gives you an assurance that the presentation you’ve been working hard on will be a winner. Or that job you’r interviewing for is in the bag.
So where is the easiest way to gain more confidence? It starts with your clothes.
Think of the best dressed men or women you know. They all probably ooze self-confidence, am I right? That’s because being comfortable and secure in how you dress can do wonders in helping to boost a person’s confidence.
Read our guide to evaluating your wardrobe, and changing your shopping habits to ultimately boost your confidence in and out of the workplace.
Find Your Style
What kind of man or woman are you trying to portray to those around you? Ball-breaker after the big man’s job? Creative entrepreneur about to hit the big time? Whatever it is, finding the right style is key to supporting this persona. Bold pinstripes might set you apart in the corporate finance or banking world. While a paired down suit and t-shirt look is ideal for the start-up tech environment.
Not being fully aware of the reason for dressing a particular way will end up with you spending money on clothing you might only wear once or twice. Understand the person you want to be, and build your wardrobe around this.
Experiment With Colour
I don’t men busting out the Dumb and Dumber orange and blue suits for this. Adding some accents of colour to your accessories will show someone daring enough to be bold but who understands the need for subtlety. The easiest way to do this is by utilising your tie, pocket square or even your socks as part of this new experiment. A flash of colour from your socks as you sit down is a secure way of showing humour and personality in a sometimes stuffy, and corporate world.
Take Note Of The Details
Taking pride in being well-presented goes from head-to-toe. From the right haircut or shave to a nice pair of polished Oxfords. Having an eye for the details is a must.
We would recommend asking your barber for advice on whether the cut you always get is doing you any favours. It might be that a complete reshape is in order to completely freshen the look up. But if you don’t ask the professionals you’ll end up getting what you have always got.
Sit down and allocate some time to correctly shine your shoes. Well-polished shoes are an ideal way to add some imaginary confidence inches. Or why not visit a shoe shiner like those in Burlington Arcade. You’ll feel like you are living the luxury high life without spending a fortune.
Get The Fit Right
Lastly and most importantly, is getting the fit right. No matter whether you have spent £300 or £3,000 on a suit, it should mould to you shape in the most flattering way.
Knowing how to dress our different body shapes is key to always looking our best. Unfortunately, the high street is awash with machine made suits all cut to an unorthodox body shape. Bespoke is always the easiest way to get this enhanced look.
A suit that drapes nicely, deserves the wearer to have good posture. So the natural default when wearing a bespoke suit is to stand a bit taller. Your back straightens, and you take pride in striding to Pret on your lunch to show it off. The subsequent result of people seeing you dressed better than them is an increase in your status among those around you. The simple art of just wearing a well-fitted bespoke suit has done the job of boosting your confidence.
Following this guide is going to be a great start for anyone looking to boost their confidence. A well-fitted garment not only improves your overall look, but can effectively make you feel like you can take on the world.
A Suit That Fit offers an affordable bespoke service that will reduce the need for suit shopping on the high street. Book an appointment at a local and convenient studio to discover how a well-fitted bespoke suit can lift your mood and your confidence.
A Suit That Fit studios are located nationwide with prices starting from just £299.