What we wear reflects our personality, mood, style, and sometimes, even our character and beliefs. Ensemble empowerment is all about feeling right and comfortable in every piece of clothing you put on. Let your clothes project a healthy self-image that is powerful, confident and creative. We intuitively pick out clothes from our wardrobes that are mood-boosters and personal favourites. They match our daily routines and feels – how we’re feeling on that day, where we’re going, what we’re doing, who we’re meeting.Our style changes as we change. Rummage through your wardrobe and figure out if your current style reflects in your clothes. Do they enhance your best features? Are they confidence-boosting or subdued by unease? What drives your selection? Is it social pressure, conformity, unrealistic trends, or a need to emulate others? Think about what you can express through your clothes – something that represents your true self – and do a little purging and shopping to make your clothes speak for you.
Here are 10 stylish pieces that are instant confidence-boosters to add to your ensemble!
10. Shirt Dresses
If you’re a fan of shirts and rolled up sleeves, you will love shirt dresses! They’re basically an extension of shirts, meant to be worn without pants. Their fit, unique look and comfortable style is certainly a mood-enhancer. You can dress them up with accessories like belts, bangles or scarves or pull off a casual look with a watch and sneakers.
From wedding wear to office wear, palazzos are trending and how! They’ve made a solid comeback from the 60s, and are a cult among celebrities and fashionistas. These flowy, super-wide legged pants are really stylish and versatile! They have a breezy, feminine and cozy feel to them. Style them up for an office meeting, a cocktail party, a wedding function or even a pajama party! They look spectacular with nearly anything!
8. Pegged Pants
Pegged pants are revival outfits dug out from the 80s and polished for our time. They are sleek and swanky; accentuating the best of our silhouettes. Wear them for work with a tucked-in shirt or for a party with a crop top and leather jacket for a dashing look.
7. Sheath Dresses
We love sheath dresses purely for their elegance. From first ladies to duchesses, they have all adorned them gracefully! These mid-length dresses go up to the knees or a little below them, giving out a snug, lady-like vibe. The low hemline makes your legs look longer and chic. Flaunt your curves with these beauties – they’re sure to flatter and stun!
This is one edgy essential you must not miss out on! At one point in our lives, we’ve all worn them. But they’re back with a bang, inspiring all kinds of styling and layering. You can free the hipster in you with a boho look, or pair a black blazer for a statement look. They’re super comfortable and easy to slip into!
5. Blazers, Shrugs and Capes
Make any outfit stand out with these versatile toppers. Wear a classic blazer with a dress or skirt for a dapper look. Leather and denim jackets are must-haves for every wardrobe. Shrugs and capes come in all shapes and sizes and can make even a simple white tee and jeans look sensational and dressy.
Indian wear deserves a separate article altogether, but when we talk about confidence and elegance, we cannot miss this gorgeous ethnic attire. A saree screams femininity! You begin to turn heads as soon as you drape it on. Despite being a bit of a hassle to wear and carry through the day, a saree can instantly uplift your mood and transform your personality.
3. Cold-shoulder tops
The style of cold-shoulder tops is going on heavy and strong for the past few years, with every brand jumping on the bandwagon. We have tried all kinds of shoulder cuts – one shoulder, off-the-shoulder, strapless and many more. This new variant is a refreshing and welcome change! Bare those pretty shoulders and pull off a dainty and sophisticated look!
2. Pencil Skirts
We’ve seen a ton of variations in these fashion classics through changing trends, but these babies are here to stay! They are meant to celebrate curves and are elegantly sexy. Whatever your body type, you can find one that suits you and style it up with a crop top and jacket or a shirt or blouse.
1. Ripped Jeans
You knew this wardrobe staple had to be our top pick! Few pieces of clothing are as loved as our favourite pair of jeans! We needn’t say more about them. Just pull on your washed out, distressed skinny jeans to feel powerful, in control, and ready-to-go! Cropped denims and boyfriend jeans with frays and cold knees are the latest wonders of the fashion world.
Shop these pieces from Shoppers Stop & Style it with round sunglasses, funky pumps, scarves, a watch, or a hat and swagger along like a superstar. Tell us which of these looks work for you!