Saying goodbye to someone often feels like you’re saying goodbye to part of yourself, doesn’t it? Some breakups warrant the good, old “good riddance to bad rubbish”, but others might not be as simple, so you end up hurt, heartbroken, and not at all eager to flaunt or strut anything, let alone the stuff. Whether you’re eager to get that famous breakup haircut, or you’d rather just sit and consume an entire batch of ice cream, you can rest assured that your confidence could use a boost.
As you relinquish yourself from the ended relationship and you get ready to get to know single self again, you can use your wardrobe as an excellent starting point. Find ladies who’ve nailed a unique style to look up to, discover the latest fashion has to offer, or look back to what retro things you feel resonate with your own sense of style.
Here, we’re going to treat style as the remedy your confidence can use to bounce right back, and help you discover new and creative ways to bask in yourself again!
He didn’t like yellow?
Whether it’s a silent agreement or a spoken one, we tend to choose our combos based on what brings out our partner’s best possible reaction. He doesn’t like yellow? You, naturally, don’t wear yellow on a date. Perhaps you’ve stopped wearing it altogether if you’ve moved in. You might have forgotten a yellow hoodie from college you’ve been in love with before you’ve been in love with him.
This post-breakup period can be your time to rediscover those forgotten favourites, and the details that you’d otherwise wear all the time. Add more exciting colours to your fashion menu, or whip out your retro shades he didn’t like, and wear them with pride. Rediscover plaid or animal print if you’ve ditched them for that ex of yours. Most of all – have fun with it, your confidence will flourish!
Reclaim your office look
The pandemic and the shift to remote work have wreaked havoc on our professional selection of wearables, haven’t they? Add the breakup into the mix, and you might have abandoned your pencil skirts and lovely blouses altogether. This is your moment to boost your confidence by following the lead of some of the most fashionable ladies in the world.
For instance, professional women’s clothing in Australia has taken on a vibrant, bold, yet tasteful vibe that you can mimic in your own dressing choices. These ladies know how to rock a sharp power suit like no one else, and you can just as easily explore your craving for looking top-notch in a professional setting, even remotely. Look to your business garments, and you’ll be surprised just how empowering they can be in times of need!
Ditch the comfort zone
Yes, now that you’ve given yourself that necessary pleasure of enjoying your chunky, oversized, pastel sweater, it’s time to explore other fashionable venues. To be more exact, you should always strive to feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, so there’s room to move, breathe, and feel good, but you should also try new things in life.
If you’ve always been the leggings girl, why not try some gorgeous suits with comfy sneakers? If Uggs are your thing, how about giving heels a go? Yes, there are comfortable heels out there, it just takes time and dedication to find them! Go beyond your own wardrobe essentials to discover new, fun ways to express yourself, all the while staying comfortable even beyond your comfort zone.
Dress to impress – yourself!
Trends come and go, but that inner feeling of fulfilment doesn’t just vanish into thin air or pop up unannounced just because you’ve put on a pair of heels. It takes time to build and nurture that sense of confidence and self-assuredness even when you’re wearing a pair of ripped jeans and your dad’s old loafers.
For that very reason, if you’ve been choosing combinations that would naturally impress your significant other, you might have lost touch with what instantly gives your walk that confident bounce. It could be that old faux leather jacket, or a simple white shirt. Whatever it is, take your time to remember and familiarize yourself with the wardrobe items that speak to you, not those around you.
Maybe it takes some time to get over this one. Maybe you’ve been over him for a good, long while. However, when was the last time you have treated yourself to a new top or tried out a new colour you’ve noticed on the runways or at the office?
Your style can be your gateway to feeling better in your own skin, even when you’re not wearing a thing. It can help you refresh your confidence and self-esteem, and show you fun, exciting ways to enjoy your true, single self. It’s his damn loss anyway, and you have the little black dress to prove it.