fbpx

TIPS FOR LOOKING CONFIDENT IN YOUR CLOTHING

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking confident in a red blazer, a multi-colored top, denim trousers, and red heels

We all want to be confident in life, and looking confident is half of the battle. Have you ever heard of the saying, “fake it until you make it?” I’m not sure that is a true saying or even one that I would promote for most things. However, when it comes to fashion, “faking” confidence is fairly easy, and the color choices you wear can make a difference.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is standing by a Christmas tree in a red blazer, a multi-colored top, denim trousers, and red heels

Here are a few tips for looking confident in your clothing, even if you aren’t feeling confident in your mind.

Looking Confident in your clothing

  • Fit – This tip is an easy one…make sure that your clothes fit you properly. I admit that I’ve been guilty of finding a DEAL on a shirt, sweater, coat, etc., and buying it even if it was too snug or too loose. What happens is that you end up not wearing the item because you don’t feel confident in it, and you will always be tugging or pulling on it. Buy the correct size or have the item tailored it you can.
  • Wrinkles – UGH! Once again, I’ve been guilty of running out of the house without taking the time to iron or steam my clothing. Hey, it will just get wrinkled when I sit down in the car, right? Having wrinkle-free clothing not only looks great, but it also gives you the mindset of being confident, neat, and sophisticated.
  • Color – You have often heard me say that certain colors make me feel happy and alive. Red is one of those colors, and it also makes you feel confident. Red is the color of passion, think Valentine’s Day, and it is also the color of power and confidence. You will see businessmen choose a red tie when they want to exude power and confidence, and powerful women will choose a power-suit in red. Wearing red lipstick can speak volumes, so experiment with different ones until you find the right color for your skin tone.
  • Posture – You can be wearing a sack, but if you throw your shoulders back and walk with confidence, people will assume that a sack is the latest style. The same could be said about you wearing the latest couture gown, and if you walk with humped shoulders, you will look like it was something that was a hand-me-down.
  • Mindset – What goes on between your ears will make all of the difference in the world. When you THINK that you look good, it shows in your face and body language. My mother used to have vintage fashion shows, and we started noticing which models sold the most clothing. One of those models was my DIL, and the reason that she sold so much clothing was that she loved vintage clothing, and it showed on her face.

 

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking confident in a red blazer, a multi-colored top and denim trousers

Red is a color that I “now” love wearing because it makes my face glow. However, it wasn’t that long ago that you wouldn’t have caught me wearing anything red. I was so afraid of drawing attention to myself that I dressed in oatmeal, navy, or gray. I still dress in those colors, but now I add accessories to punch them up a notch or two. It is pretty comical to think that I am now a blogger who has thousands of people a day look at my photos. You never know where life will lead you.

I bought this red blazer during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and it is almost sold out now. The great thing about buying solid colors and wearing a classic clothing item is that you can find lots of similar items.

And, for those of you who might never wear a blazer, here are some red cardigans that will still give you the same look.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking confident in a red blazer, a multi-colored top, gold jewelry, denim trousers, and red heels

I thought that the red blazer brought out the red pattern in this tank top. I order many items at this time of the year that I know I can wear later in the year, and this tank top is a perfect example. Look at the colors on this top, I see red, white, and blue, which automatically makes me think about patriotic events. Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Fourth of July will be a few patriotic events when this top would be perfect. Plus, these colors will look great at any time of the year, and I can’t wait to wear it with a pair of white shorts.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking confident in a multi-colored tank top

I know that you might be shocked, but this top is sold out in regular sizes; however, it is still available in Plus Size. This is the one thing that I HATE about all of the Black Friday Sales; the stores are so picked over that it is not easy to link to the exact item. You know that I scour the internet looking for similar items, so don’t think that “this” is your only choice. In fact, I just ordered the one with the letters on it because I think it will be super cute under a denim jacket or cardigan. I am wearing a medium in the tank, and I think that it fits great.


Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking confident denim trousers and red heels

I think that dark wash jeans look dressier than light-colored jeans. And, this pair of trouser jeans are a great dressy option. These jeans still give you the look and feel of denim, but they are also dressy enough to wear to work for most people. I am wearing my usual size 10 in these pants, and they fit great. As of last night, these jeans were on sale for $32.00, so grab them before they sell out.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking away while wearing a multi-colored top, denim trousers, and red heels

I wanted to wear my red pumps because I LOVE wearing my red pumps. Lol! However, you could wear a neutral shoe, a navy shoe, boots, heels, or flats, and they would all look great.

I am announcing the winner of a giveaway each Monday in December. On Friday or Saturday, I will announce how to enter, and then the winner will be picked from the comments. I LOVED reading all of the answers on Saturday’s blog post about the Christmas present that was your biggest surprise. Some of them were so sweet and sentimental that they had me in tears. I never comment when I am having a giveaway because I have SIRI pick the winner by telling her how many comments were made. Today’s winner is Cheryl Chovich, so be watching for an email coming from me. I will need your address so that I can send your present!!!

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is looking confident in a red blazer, a multi-colored top, denim trousers, and red pumps

I am curious, how are you acting different this December than in the previous years? Are you still going out shopping? Are you planning on having a large Christmas get together? Are you still giving presents that are baked goods like cookies or candy? One of the things that I hope you are still doing consistently is reading my daily posts. LOL!

Make sure that you’ve signed up for my daily emails so that you don’t miss a day. Also, there are ways that you can help my blog to grow, and that is by sharing my posts with others. Word of mouth is fantastic, or you can pin my outfits on Pinterest or share on Facebook and Instagram.

Thanks so much for following me on my blog. Be sure to follow me on PinterestTwitterInstagramYouTube,  and Facebook.

To God Goes The Glory!

1 John 4:9-11

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop through my links, it helps support my business (at no additional cost to you), so thank you!

Archives

I would love to hear from YOU!

  1. kellie johnson wrote:

    I am shopping some in stores but alot more on line this year than the past. My coworkers are requesting my cookies this year. Our Christmas gathering includes our daughters and their significant others so that will not change this year.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  2. Laura wrote:

    Thank you for all you do! LOVE this outfit. Red is an amazing color. My kids will all be home for Christmas but we won’t have our normal 100+ cousins, aunts, uncles etc. get together this year.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  3. Sharolyn wrote:

    Christmas will be very different this year. It makes me sad to leave my mother at the assisted living facility alone. If I bring her to my house she will be in quarantine for two weeks after and possibly might be exposed to the virus. I also like to shop local and use our small gift shops to buy my gifts. But, this year, I have shopped mostly on Amazon. I also will not be giving any home baked goods. I can’t wait till “normal” again.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Sharolyn, I am so sorry that you won’t be able to take your mom to your house. It is hard for everyone involved, and especially hard on the elderly. We don’t want to infect them, but it is sad to be by yourself.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  4. Angelia Wampner wrote:

    Christmas this year will be a simple one. No family, grandkids in another state, both sets of parents gone. We have put up the tree and decorations. Put the santa and candles in the yard. I will remember the christmas of the past and future to get me thru this one. As the song goes, have yourself a merry little christmas.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I like your attitude, Angelia. We will get through this Christmas, and next year will be different and better.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  5. Carolyn wrote:

    Red is your color! I’m finding I want to wear more red now. It cheers me up. As for Christmas, no traveling at all. Just the two of us trying to stay healthy. I even have my groceries delivered. I only shop online. Decorations went up early this year. This is a difficult period for all of us. Hopefully if we all limit our activities, we’ll stay healthy and be able to enjoy our family visits when it’s safe in 2021.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Carolyn, it sounds like your house is very similar to our house. It might not be the best, but there will always be next year!

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  6. Kathleen McDermott wrote:

    COVID will not take Christmas from me! I love Christmas and it will still be Christmas. I cooked a full vegetarian Thanksgiving meal for my husband and me and have already planned my Christmas and New Year menus for us! House is fully decorated, watching Christmas movies every day, listening to Christmas music and buying and wearing festive attire, as well as Christmas shopping. It’s still magic. Next year we’ll be back to family gatherings, but I’m thrilled to have my husband of 39 years and all my critters. Love the outfit. I adore red.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am still celebrating Christmas this year also, but I can’t decide if I will be traveling to Tennessee to celebrate with my family down there. It is killing me not to go, but I think that it is not a smart decision.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  7. Robin wrote:

    Our Christmas will be about the same. I think I was one of the first on line shoppers in my age group. I have been doing it for years at Christmas time. I hate crowds. You look great in red.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ve been doing online shopping for years also since I don’t have shopping opportunities in my town.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  8. Gayle wrote:

    This is a great outfit and I love red! I am not doing anything differently for Christmas this year.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is fantastic Gayle if you aren’t doing anything differently.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  9. Deanna wrote:

    Love the red. Would love too see a picture of your DIL in vintage! She sounds delightful! Love when you mention her taking your pictures, her beautiful children, and how you seem to have such a lovely relationship. You are blessed. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’ll upload a picture of my DIL on day. This is the one who lives in Tennessee, not the one who lives next door.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  10. Belinda H Kenley wrote:

    I love that outfit and your positive outlook! Perfect outfit for work! Question – how do you know when a blazer is the correct size — When you can button it? Or when it feels comfortable? I’m never quite sure of sizing of traditional blazers, but yours always look great!

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      You are supposed to be able to button a blazer. However, I hardly ever button a blazer, so I go more by how it fits, feels, and looks.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  11. Gina wrote:

    You look great in red! Love the outfit

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Gina!!!

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
  12. Arna wrote:

    Christmas will be totally different for us this year. We had planned on traveling to be with our grandson (and daughter and son in law) for his first Christmas, but for safety sake we will stay home. It will just be the two of us, no family or friends. I decided to decorate the house as usual, for a festive feel, even if we aren’t feeling it. Maybe your tip above about mindset will be working for us. We assume it will be our last Christmas in this house, as we get it ready to sell and move closer to our sweet new grandson. We will enjoy what we have and make this a special holiday just for the two of us.

    Posted 12.7.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Christmas will be different for a lot of people this year, but there is always the hope of a better one next year! Enjoy the holidays, zoom with family, and visit when this crap is over.

      Posted 12.7.20 Reply
- powered by chloédigital -