Remember how fearless you felt in your little black dress or how powerful you felt in a new pants suit, (maybe you got that job or promotion) or how amazing it was to get the zipper done up in those sexy skinny jeans and of course the way those daggy track pants make everything better at the end of a long day.
The magical secret to confidence and personal goal kicking is easier that you realise. Go onward to that critical mess of an overloaded wardrobe and dig deep into the psyche. Sound dramatic? Maybe, but it's true. We identify our possessions with ourselves — our accomplishments, joys and sorrows.
When your wardrobe (or your house) is full of things from your past, things that only remind you of who you were, you literally have no room for who you are now and who you are becoming. So crank up David Bowie "Fashion" to help you get your sass on while delousing.
Only keep the things that make you feel your very best and those old, worn out T- shirts that you now use as pajamas need to disappear... it's so much more fun to head to Peter Alexander for a pajama upgrade.
Keeping your wardrobe organised is crucial and these four easy departments will keep everything exactly where they need to be:
Choose to only keep the styles that make you feel sexy or strong and that you are comfortable in. Nothing is more striking than someone who wears it well.
Once the sorting is done, it is time to get down to the "nitty gritty" If most of the items you have removed from the wardrobe were items that you wore often, its time to go shopping for new essentials that will only empower you. Don't buy a piece because it's a style that everyone is wearing, or because it is on sale. Buy it because you feel the best version of yourself whilst wearing it. There is no better shopping excuse than to invest in some stylish essentials but keep in mind that those essentials should be vital to your confidence.
Empowerment through fashion is something that is taken for granted, so easily squandered and damaging to your experiences. If you've got a top that you wore on a date that went badly and you feel some bad juju from it, get rid of it! Consider tossing it out as form of closure.
If you don't feel great, make the effort to present yourself well. Because, when you look good, you feel good and you perform at a much higher level in your personal and professional life. The fashion industry is very much about celebrating the individual and the female form.
Now is the time to stop robbing yourself of what you deserve and walk to the beat of David Bowie (fashion) in your best pair of Jimmy Choos, Doc Martins or Asics and kick some confidence woes. Instead of thinking of the impossible, you need to say to yourself "I'm Possible".
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