Dressing Fear

So you may have seen a few tweets of mine yesterday, showing a lot of excitement about working through a fear of mine.
I made the decision to go for it – work through my fear. To help myself get through it I decided to put on a smart business outfit, makeup and jewellery. It sounds silly but I find this very helpful.
Changing the way you dress changes the way you feel. By creating an outer facade I find gives confidence within.
Even if no one sees, for instance; my fear was making a tough phone call – it’s all about adjusting (or tricking) the mind.

I found it interesting how dramatically I felt different. I’m not thinking it would work for a fear of flying or snakes but…. a fear of speaking in public, presenting your research to the boss or when starting a new job – this could assist you.

Do you find dressing ‘up’ helps your confidence to do things you are scared of?

 

One red dress many colour combinations
Instead of pairing a red dress with black accessories, red can be worked with many other coloured accessories. For instance you could go for dark brown, light brown, beige, pale blue, navy, pale grey OR dark grey! The easiest method is to pick one colour that matches well.
If you try and keep to a maximum of three colours in the outfit you will look put together, not too matchy matchy and not too overwhelming colourwise!
  1.  Select red dress (main base colour)
  2. Select second colour (contrast/lifting colour: dark navy bag and shoes)
  3. Add a neutral to run through the outfit (nude tights, nude tone cardigan/jacket and pearl/nude toned jewellery)- could be black, nude or white

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