Every girl needs a go-to power piece at hand all the time for an instant confidence boost. Today I’m friggin’ stoked, as I’m collaborating with one of my favorite fellow fashionistas on the interwebs, Molly. I don’t know how long ago it was when I first met Molly, but goshdarnit I couldn’t be happier I did! She’s a total sweetheart, and she is so dang passionate about inspiring other women to live happier lives in style. This girl has a heart + fashionable eye of gold, and we’ve joined forces to share our respective power pieces that never fail in the “confidence ASAP” department.
Molly chose to rock an LBD (and how good does she look?!?!), and her go-to confidence piece is a classic.
I went bright and bold in one of my favorite punchy shades of pink.
For me, a power piece is all about incorporating as many elements as possible that make you feel amazing. I love a bright bold color, because it automatically lifts my mood and makes me feel happy. It stands out and is just plain ol’ FUN. The pretty bow on the back is the perfect touch of feminine flair, and the openness is sexier without being overly revealing or promiscuous. There’s still room to accessorize (hollah at my big fat turquoise ring and fun polka dot scrunci), and the best part? I can MOVE in it! Rompers, playsuits, jumpsuits…they’re all among my most worn pieces because of the versatility in wear. I love a good skirt or dress, but having to constantly worry about how you’re sitting can be a hassle when you just wanna relax on the floor. Ha!
This romper has me feeling fabulous, and it’s also flattering – a major key alert when it comes to finding your own confidence-upping ensemble. I’m not the bustiest chica on the planet, but I love working out, so this piece lets me show off my toned arms, legs, and back without drawing attention to my lack of cleavage LOL. It can be dressed up AND down, so it works for casual daytime wear when I’m just working and running around town in flats ala above. But, it *also* works with heels and a more powerful accessory game for one heckuvah WHAM Friday night.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT ACCESSORIES. Peeps. Sometimes that inner boost of confidence can come with the perfect lipstick or hairdo, or a killer pair of shoes, so don’t forget about ’em! This outfit is my go-to power piece for summer because the whole shebang just makes me feel like myself. The sock bun is easy, hella cute, and out of my way, so I don’t find myself fidgeting with my bangs or layers all day long. A bright bold lippy is always a must in my world, so this melted lipstick keeps me smiling. And lastly, how cute are these sandals?!?! Anything blinged out is automatically on my good list, and these are comfortable to boot. When you want high confidence, comfortability is key. So whether that means comfort while walking, sitting, standing, or running out the door hot-mess style, the head-to-toe look should just complement all of the above!
Since Molly and I both share a lot of inspirational goodies, and since I write regular Monday Mantras for all of you inspired peeps in the audience, here are a few mantras you can say to yourself in the mirror when you’re aiming for sky-high confidence. I recommend looking yourself in the eyes and repeating each 5x for effect. 😉
- I am beautiful.
- I am strong.
- I am confident.
- I look so good in this _____. (fill in the blank!)
- I feel so good in this _____.
- I am God’s creation – He made me exactly how He wants me, and He loves me no matter what I look like.
- I am kind, smart, and important.
- I am more than what I look like, but DAYUM I look good!
Be sure to hear to Molly’s blog today to check out her own power piece – a gorgeous LBD that she’s just absolutely rockin’. And follow her on Instagram – she’s a literal ray of sunshine in the style blog world. Not only are you bound to get some classy as heck fashion advice, but she’ll genuinely uplift your spirit and have you feeling fabulous when you need it most!
What’s your own go-to power piece to boost your confidence?
Whether you have a favorite outfit, one item, a go-to pair of shoes – whatever! – drop it in a comment below! I’d lovelovelove to hear about what gets you feeling more confident instantly in your own personal style and everyday wear.
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