What’s up everybody! I hope you’re having a great day/evening/whatever time it is where ever you are from!
It has been almost 2 weeks since the creation of Project Confidence. I feel very privileged to have received the feedback that I have thus far. The whole point of this site is to make connections and build a community, and it’s starting to do just that.
Today’s article is going to be a shorter and simpler one (still good though). I want to share some style pointers so expressing your confidence, even if you don’t think you have any. Style for me is important because I feel that in today’s society what we wear and the manner we wear it can say a lot about us. I am by no means a style guru. However, this non intrusive tip can change your appearance quickly and easily. I’m all about the simple things people!
Personally, I enjoy dressing more professionally. I love a good pair of khakis and a button up shirt and a pair of Sperry boat shoes. That might not be your style, and that’s fine! The style tips I write will be aimed to a broader audience.
So, here’s my tip on style. It all starts with the little things. Yes people will notice your shirt and pants, but there’s a catch. Most of the time you dress, the people around you dress in a similar way. For example if you’re in a business most people go dressed in professional attire. Perhaps you are in school, usually there is more of a variety of style here, however, within your own friend group there’s typically a similarity in style.
In these groups that we associate ourselves with people tend to take more notice of little things. For example, if you’re in the professional setting as mentioned about, people might not comment on your suit, rather they will say “wow, your tie looks very nice today”. Maybe you’re in your friend group at school, and today you choose to wear a new necklace that you just got, all of the sudden your friends take notice of this.
Little items such as watches, necklaces, a bracelet, a tie or a hat can have a huge impact on how we are presenting ourselves. That is why I recommend trying to incorporate these into your own unique style. Think about it, there are thousands of watch designs out there, same for hats, even more so for ties. These are branches that you can take to express yourself. Express your confidence.
Personally, I recommend not spending much money on these items. Less than $100 on anything unless you want to splurge for a special occasion or you simply have more money than I do (I am a poor college student after all).
Today’s take away is that the little items can make a world of difference. Find what fits your style, something that you are comfortable with. For me I always wear the necklace my mother gave me, and I switch watches around from time to time. For you, maybe you want to try getting a simple rope bracelet. Maybe you’d like to start wearing some cool necklace. Maybe you don’t like any accessories at all and just decide to wear some cool new socks (yes people notice your socks, especially in friend groups). Whatever it is, make it your own.
I’ll end with some places I recommend looking into for nice accessories.
- Debonair Time. They have a great selection of watches and ship world wide. Almost every watch is around $70-$80, but they do offer some for a lower price.
- Sunglass Hut. This can be more expensive, but for me I love a nice pair of sunglasses. You can always go for the knockoffs too (whose honestly going to notice or care). I splurged on my glasses and get some for just under $200.
- Macys. I typically go here for my ties and dress socks. They have a very broad selection and store locations nearly everywhere.
- Pandora and Alex and Ani. These are great for you ladies reading. Both have bracelets that give a lot of personalize options. Pandora also offers other beautiful jewelry that does come in under $100 if you look around.
- Nordstrom. This is where I recommend guys go if they’re looking into some bracelets or necklaces. It’s a great place for all male accessories really.
As always I hope that this article connects with you. I hope it allows you to find more ways to express not just your confidence, but your overall self as well. Have a great day, and please stay in touch.
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