We all have that one favourite dress in our closet that adds bounce to our step, brings a smile to our face, and always gets us compliments!
Fashion is so much more than simply choosing an outfit to wear. It is your style and an expression of your true self. What you choose to wear goes way beyond what meets the eye and speaks volumes about your personality. Psychological studies now suggest that the outfit you choose to wear can have a tremendous effect on your day.
Interesting, isn’t it? Let’s see how you can use this to your advantage:
Let colours lift your spirit
You might not realise how significantly our mood affects our choice of outfits and just how much that choice reflects on our subsequent frame of mind. Colours have the power to uplift your mood magically. On the days when dressing up feels like a chore, go for happy, cheerful colours. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your day brightens up with the right outfit. For instance, this bright and cheery lemon-yellow top from Power Sutra is an instant pick-me-up for days when you’re feeling gloomy.
Let Patterns and Silhouettes do the trick
Just like the colors you choose can put you in a good mood, the patterns and silhouettes you choose can make you feel powerful and indomitable. Knowing your body shape and choosing complimenting styles and silhouettes can boost your self-confidence up by several notches.
On days when you feel riddled with self-doubt, donning a crisp pantsuit like this one by Power Sutra that exudes boss lady vibes can cause a complete 360 degrees shift in your mindset. It can make you feel self-assured and ready to take on that super long day at work!
Dress for the occasion
It is not always vanity if you spend some time choosing the perfect outfit for your next meeting. With the WFH norms, attending Zoom meetings, dressed in sweats (and a slightly dressier top!) has become part and parcel of our daily lives. For your next Zoom meeting, try putting on a smart sheath dress like this blue striped belted sheath dress by Power Sutra and witness the sea of difference a simple act of dressing up can make.
Accessories can completely transform the most mundane pieces of clothing into stylish and chic outfits. Pair that solid black dress with a pair of oversized golden hoops, and add a dainty bracelet for a fresh yet dreamy look.
Accessorising can have a similar effect on our mood too. Simply putting on the right kind of shoes and adding a layered necklace to an otherwise simple outfit can completely change the way you feel about yourself.
While going out of your comfort zone and trying out new styles is important, feeling comfortable and confident in what you are wearing is equally important. Some colours, silhouettes, and patterns indeed make you feel fiercer and more confident. But confidence at the cost of comfort isn’t sustainable.
Dress up according to your mood and what you wish to manifest for the rest of the day, and watch your style evolve!