and fashion got you feeling down? A lack of confidence in
your style can not only ruin your day but affect your
self-confidence – finding your style is, in its own way, a
path of self-discovery, allowing you to express to the world
who you are.
A confident look is all about making you
feel good in your own skin as you confront the world,
whether it’s a job interview, meeting someone you want to
impress, or trying to build a professional wardrobe. We’re
happy to bring you 10 Fashion Tips to help you build up your
10 Fashion Tips to Help you Feel
Confident Inside and Out
1. Wear You
fashion magazine can’t tell you everything and it
certainly can’t make you like a colour or a pattern that
just isn’t to your tastes. Confident style tip number one
is the liberty to wear the things you like! If you don’t
like “this season’s trending colour” just don’t wear
it; if you like the pattern on a shirt, try it
Being genuine to yourself is an essential
foundation to building up your confidence, and the same is
true for what you wear. Marie Kondo was onto something when
she asked the world, “does it spark joy?”
Identify your Colours
We all have colours that look
better on us than others, where green washes someone out it
brings out another person’s eyes – but how do you know
which ones are your colours? Worrying about colour
theory in fashion is a sure-fire way to drain your
confidence, thankfully there are online sources to answer
the question, what
clothing colours suit me?
A classic first step
is taking a look at the veins in your wrists to determine
whether you suit cool or warm colours: blue and purple veins
for cool, and green for warm.
“Colour identity is
essential to people or a brand because people will remember
the colour universe of a collection rather than the details
of the clothes” – Justine Leconte (Fashion and Jewelry
3. Consider your Body
Understanding (and loving!) your body type is a
major part in developing a style that brings you confidence.
Identifying your body type and dressing accordingly has an
amazing effect on how knowledgeable your fashion choices
appear, and can give you the confidence to make even bolder
It’s all too easy to shy away from
styles and clothing we love the look of, telling ourselves
it’s out of our comfort zone or that we’re not the right
size. Those looks seem so far out of reach, but take some
time to find your shape (round, triangle, inverted triangle,
square, hourglass) and learn to work with your body and find
styles that accentuate your assets.
4. Flaunt your
As you develop your style, consider what parts
of your body you love and learn how to dress them the way
you find most appealing.
Sometimes our greatest assets
are the parts of our body we end up feeling self-conscious
about, but you can find styles that flaunt them on your
terms. For example, having beautiful, long legs doesn’t
mean you need to flaunt them with mini skirts and daisy
dukes, a skirt that falls to the knee can just as easily let
you show of your slender legs without making you feel too
“Style is knowing what suits you, who
you are, and what your assets are. It is also accepting it
all” – Bianca Jagger (activist and former
5. Overcome your Insecurities
bodies are temples but sometimes, they can feel like prisons
without us even realising it. Many of us struggle with body
image and feel self-conscious about our appearance,
especially when we’re trying on clothes and nothing seems
to fit right.
Fashion has the amazing ability to
completely overturn our body image anxieties, making us feel
secure and confident in ourselves, all with a simple change
up to our style that helps us to embrace our
6. Dress for the Occasion
fashion icon Giorgio Armani once said, “Elegance is not
standing out, but being remembered”.
styling an outfit, keep in mind what you’re dressing for.
You’ll feel confident in your style if you can find that
sweet spot between over- and underdressed. And, hey – it
never hurts to throw a spare pair of shoes in the car in
case those gorgeous heels start to kill your feet.
Avoid Romanticising Celebrity Fashion
It’s fine to
look to celebrities and famous figures for inspiration;
they’re often trend setters and trail blazers. But while
celebrities have a major influence on fashion styles (and
they look so confident, don’t they?), don’t let yourself
get too caught up in the #trends.
Giorgio Versace gave
us a great nugget of wisdom when he said, “Don’t be into
trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but decide what you
are, what you want to express but the way you dress and the
way you live”.
Trends come and go but your style
will always be a part of you, growing and changing as you
do. A confident look is just as much about learning all the
tips as it is in having confidence that it’s your
8. The Danger of Comparison
a bit guilty of comparing ourselves to others. We want to
look and feel good, of course, but comparing ourselves to
others only feeds our insecurities.
Keep an eye on
yourself, not just to achieve a confident look, but also for
your mental health.
“Be true to yourself. Knowing who
you are and what you stand for is important, but don’t be
afraid to evolve… Always try to focus on creating and
doing things that genuinely make you happy, things that feel
good in your gut and your heart, and you really can’t go
wrong.” ZENDAYA (actor).
9. Quality is
Fast fashion has flooded stores around us with
some admittedly nice clothing, so why should you bother
spending more for similar looking items? Sometimes spending
a little extra (or a lot!) seriously is worth it, not for
brand names and prestige, but for the quality
A blended wool jumper will keep you
considerably warmer than it’s polyester counterpart and
your jeans won’t see holes in the knees and thighs if you
pay for the quality materials and labour that went into
creating them. In the end, you’ll get more wear out of
them and maybe even see them become vintage
10. ESCAPE Fashion
The true secret to
dressing confidently is being yourself, leaving behind the
‘rules’ of fashion and wearing what makes you happy and
being confident in your appearance. At some point, clothing
will be the accessory to your confident look, not the look
Escape the norms, be daring and bold and
limitless. Let yourself have fashion faux pas and laugh it
off (better yet, make it your own)!
Azzedine Alaïa: Designer makes clothes; Women make fashion.
It’s all you.
About Escape Clothing
Clothing is a locally owned business based in Wanaka, New
Zealand, which started in 2003 selling outfits for the new
generation of refined women.
They are passionate about
the brands they stock and provide genuine and friendly
service. Some of the brands they have in stock