Unlock Your Confidence
Written by Menswear Style
Tips & Advice
3rd June 2022
/ How to Unlock Your Confidence This Summer
According to a recent survey, the ‘vast majority of people aged 35-54 don’t feel confident’ in their daily lives, whether this be due to insecurities regarding their body image and appearance or other areas of their personal and professional life. However, confidence is instrumental in enabling people to live their best lives, free from stress and worry. For example, it can give you the boost you need to impress on that all-important first date or perform well in a test or job interview. This means you must find as many ways as possible to build your confidence. Here are some great tips to get you started:
Upgrade your wardrobe
For the most part, confidence is internal. However, when we feel as though we look good, our mindset shifts considerably (and for the better). As a result, upgrading your wardrobe can be a great way to elevate your confidence in time for summer. This also gives you the perfect excuse for some retail therapy, whether you buy a pair of shoes or stylish Men’s Wide Leg Trousers. The latter is a great staple piece for your wardrobe, as you’ll be able to pair them with various tops and shirts throughout the year, not just in summer!
Hit the gym
You deserve to feel happy and confident about your body no matter what number you see on the scales – and hitting the gym or putting together a killer workout routine can be a great way to help you achieve this confidence. This is because it encourages you to develop a healthier approach to your lifestyle while also showing you just how strong and powerful your body is. Furthermore, when working out, your body releases happiness-inducing endorphins, which will naturally help you feel a little more confident.
The biggest mistake people make when trying to become more confident is emulating the behaviours of those they perceive to be popular. This will only encourage you to compare yourself to others more often and more critically. Instead, embrace what makes you who you are – and confidence will join you along the way. For example, the easiest way for a man to appear more stylish and confident is to wear clothes that they love or feel comfortable in – not clothes that are the most ‘in-fashion’.
Develop a grooming or self-care routine
While a male grooming routine is often viewed as a way to ensure you are always well presented, it can also be a great way to boost your confidence within yourself. This is due to the simple fact that it encourages you to take better care of yourself and address your needs right away as opposed to leaving them ignored. Furthermore, when we invest more time and effort into our appearance, we also tend to feel a little better about how we look. For example, whitening your teeth safely at home, can help put a big, cheesy grin on your face. To put it simply, your self-care routine can be a getaway to allowing your inner confidence to shine!