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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a collegiate track runner while majoring in fashion, it’s that confidence in yourself is key for success. There are many challenges we face everyday and self doubt can make them seem even more giant than they are. Competing at Nationals is daunting. Changing majors to something that isn’t seen as a profitable career was scaring. Even pursing blogging was a huge leap for me. But after it’s all said and done, I’m so happy with everything I’ve chosen to do! This week’s look is all about having self confidence in yourself and knowing you are worth all the success in the world.

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It is so important to always dress for success. The famous saying of “fake it till you make it” is still true today. Think about it: if you see someone well put together, you automatically assume that they have success in their life and are doing well, right? It’s human nature to judge based off of looks, and that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. When you give off a good impression, people respond to that. For example, if someone dresses like they are the boss, sooner or later, people will start to treat them with more respect and authority. Why not let that person be you?

Dress is one of the easiest ways to show people around you a quick snapshot of who you are. It let’s them know how much you care about yourself, whether or not you want others to know it. If you see someone with messy hair, old dingy clothes, and run down shoes, what are your first thoughts? I’m assuming not too positive. That is how we all work. You see, then you judge. It’s how we make sense of the world. And it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. So use this to your advantage.

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If you put your best foot forward, you never know what might happen! This applies to your job, relationships, friendships and so much more. The right person could see you and your life could change forever. Dress is such a powerful language, sometimes more powerful than spoken word. However, it can be a positive message or a negative one. If you dress to impress, that’s what others will see. If you dress like you do not care or didn’t put any effort into it, that’s what others will take away from you as a person. As much as it stinks that we live in a judgmental world, it can be beneficial too, if you play your cards right.

Another bonus of dressing your best is that it will help you stand out in a crowd. Fitting in with everyone else doesn’t get you that promotion you’ve been wanting. It doesn’t make you stand out to your future spouse. If you’re just like everyone else, why should they pick you? This doesn’t mean that you have to try too hard and push yourself beyond your limits. All it takes is to just express who you really are on the inside and show it on the outside. Well all have unique characteristics and we can all bring something new to the table. Push past your doubts and fears and show the world how amazing you are!

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Now for outfit details! My white blazer and my nude pumps are from boohoo.com. This site is always adding new pieces and having sales which is why I love it. My basic tee is from H&M (LITERALLY the best place for basics – hands down). My cropped dress pants are from Old Navy and my Chanel inspired bag is from Target.

This is definitely a look you could wear to a job interview, work, a business conference, or even a meeting with an important client. Let them know through your clothes that you know who you are, what you’re doing, and are confident about it all!

If you have any questions about dressing for any of the situations listed above or even about dressing for success, let me know in the comments! Hope you all have a wonderful week filled with self confidence ❤


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