Friday, June 24, 2011

Dress with Confidence

Want to increase your self-confidence? Hmm, I thought you'd say YES! 

One thing I know for sure that can boost your confidence like nothing else is: dressing well! And when you make it part of your daily routine, well something 'magical' starts to happen...

What are you going to wear today that makes you feel like a million bucks?

There is something magical and powerful about dressing yourself like you matter. Dressing well helps you give off a vibe of self-confidence--and others will believe in that confidence that you are exuding.

Here are some style tips to help you boost your self confidence:

  • Are you stuck in a style moment? Time to break out! Find 2 new styles that refresh your look. You will feel confident in clothes that suit your personal style and body shape.
  • Solids first. Wear more solid colors. Don’t wear too many prints--they go out of style so quickly.
  • A little mystery. Don’t over-expose. Something left to the imagination is always a better way to dress.
  • Stretch and bend. Look for clothes made with 1-2% Lycra. Body skimming clothes look best and should have some stretch in them so you can move comfortably.
  • A classic move. Stay with the classics when you are not sure if the trendy styles are right for you. Your confidence will never be in doubt when you are wearing a classic style.
  •  Indulge in something special. No, it doesn’t always mean chocolate! (Although a little chocolate indulgence never hurt anyone, LOL!) Invest in a quality purse or shoes. Great accessories ALWAYS up your style quotient.
  • Use accessories. Show your individual personality with your choice of accessories. Try trendy accessories to update your look. A great way to spend less this season, yet feel so "on-trend"!
  • Check the 'do. If you haven’t changed your hairstyle since…hmm you can’t remember how long... consider this a written invitation. Nothing makes you feel better and fresher than an up-dated hairstyle!
  • Stop fussing. Leave the lacey, ruffles and frilly stuff to the young girls. Fussy clothes are harder to wear when you are older.
  • Bling fling. Too much jewelry confuses your whole look and is just chaotic. Try one focal piece of jewelry instead.
  • All together now. Get your basics together. Lay out your outfit the night before. This way you know what to wear in the morning—stress-free!
  • Get your creative juices flowing. You may not have as many style options as you did when you were twenty--you just have to be more creative. Have fun with your style, because you deserve it.
  • Be adventurous! Try new styles and purge old clothes that you will never (or should never) wear. Updating your style can make feel like a young girl again! Enjoy the adventure.
Every morning you have to get dressed…so why not start your day with fabulous style and enjoy the self-confidence it brings!

BIO: Leslie Gonzales AKA MissusSmartyPants helps women dress their best! Check out her website for more information how you can start your own style makeover!


  1. Hi Leslie,

    I've been "letting myself go" since the weather has been so hot lately, and it's put me into a slump. But you've inspired me to do something about it this morning. I've taken a little extra time to style my hair already. Now I'm going to put on something flattering to my body style, maybe one of my refashions, add a happy-colored accessory, and then use a little make-up. I know my spirits will be lifted, I'll have more confidence and will enjoy my weekend more!

    You look great in the picture! I love the splash of red!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

    June 25, 2011 6:43 AM

  2. Sherry,

    That heat will definitely do that to you! I'm with you on that one. It's been extremely hot here and it takes extra effort to find something that's cool, yet has a tad bit of "style" to it.

    I like the idea of a "happy-colored" accessory :)

    Thanks, I do love red but have so little of it in my closet :)

    We were chatting about you on my facebook fanpage and your "refashion" project! Take a peek.

  3. Thanks Leslie,

    I wasn't able to find the conversation. I'm a member of your FB page, is that the same as the fanpage? I'm so FB illiterate. :)

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  4. hyye dear you are right.Most of the time when i wear well dress then i feel full confidence..:)self confidence


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