Photography Zachary Nelson

Ever wonder how celebrities from Pharrell Williams to Lady Gaga are able to put on the most bizarre outfits yet still somehow look fashionably chic? Beyond the fact that they get tons of freebies and endorsement deals from designers, it’s their confidence that allows them to rock those fashions so fiercely. There’s something about confidence that simply makes any outfit look amazing. If you’d like to be able to throw on anything and look hot, check out these tips below: 

Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Though beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes, a person feels most confident when they are at their healthiest. When you’re at a healthy weight, your body is tight and toned in the right places, your confidence goes through the roof. Here are a few lifestyle changes you can make to boost your self-esteem. 

Diet – Start with your diet. Look to find a diet that will help you to get to your ideal weight. The right diet is also ideal for maintaining positive mental health as overly sugary, processed, or fatty foods can weigh on you both physically and emotionally. 

Exercise – Next, work on a workout routine. It doesn’t have to be a rigorous or challenging routine as this can be discouraging. Simply start taking regular walks around your neighborhood, maybe find an activity that involves lots of movement you can participate in like a dance class or community sports team. As your body starts to transform you’ll find that your confidence levels increase. 

Work On Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem and confidence go hand in hand. If you have low self-esteem or a negative view of yourself, it makes it very difficult to be confident. There are a number of things that can impact your self-esteem, but here are a few ways to start feeling better about yourself. 

Positive Affirmations – When staring at yourself in the mirror with something on do you find that you start picking yourself apart and eventually change your attire? These are negative thoughts derived from your low self-esteem. You can turn things around by speaking more positively about yourself. When you step in that mirror, point out all the good things and tell yourself, “I look good.” 

Meet Positive People – Though your self-esteem is yours to manage, the people you surround yourself with can have a negative impact on how you feel. Ever get ready to go out with a group of friends and they talk you out of wearing something you’ve got on? They’re affirming those negative thoughts you may have already had. So, if necessary, look to hang around more positive, fashion-forward individuals who can help you evolve. It may require you to get out on the social scene again which can be intimidating if you suffer from low self-esteem or social anxiety. The good news is there are resources like CBD and copaiba which are great for helping to ease anxiety and calm negative thoughts. Just be sure if you’re going to use these substances you know the specifics like how to best use them, the various strands and potency and the differences between cbd vs copaiba

Try Things On

Now that you’ve worked on your physical and mental well-being it’s really time to have fun with fashion and being able to be comfortable no matter what you have on. Plan a trip to the mall or a retail store you’re fond of and just have fun trying on different items. Start looking at how well it fits your frame, how the colors or styles bring out your best features and strut your stuff. Perhaps take selfies so you can look back at the styles and see how awesome you look. Grab a few things to add to your wardrobe if you see things that would work well with your personal style. 

While the clothes you wear could definitely make you feel better about yourself, it is the confidence that comes from within that outshines everything. Work on developing a mind and body that you can be proud of, center yourself around people who will be just as positive about who you are, then get out there and try things on. As you practice these things, you’ll start to see whether you’ve got on a potato sack, a trendy dress, or some over the top outfit fit only for fashion week that you look absolutely amazing.