Do you ever find yourself looking in the mirror and feeling unconfident about the person staring back at you? If you’ve been searching for solutions to increasing your confidence FAST, It’s time to take a step back and evaluate your personal style.
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with personal stylist and founder of Your Styled Collective, Sonya Choi La Rosa, to discuss how your personal style can increase confidence in all areas of life quickly and easily.
From Unconfident Working Mother to Uber Confident Style Expert
Sonya Choi La Rosa is a certified personal brand and style coach located in Sydney, Australia. She empowers busy mum entrepreneurs and professionals to maximize their impact using style in minimal time.
After working in retail early on and then a long career within corporate financial services, Sonya’s passion to empower others through fashion and style has been with her through it all. Her purpose for every client is to create an unforgettable, relaxed experience, which empowers them to make confident choices, have an impact and let the world meet the real them, every time with confidence.
Sonya has worked with groups and 1-1 with clients to provide a number of services such as, personal styling sessions, professional and corporate styling, body shape and colour analysis, wardrobe reviews, personal shopping services and masterclasses both face to face and virtually.
On the side, Sonya is a mum to three, a coffee aficionado and a sneaker addict, so she understands that juggling it all is not easy, and time for oneself is a rarity.
Sonya’s Top Tips to Increasing Your Confidence Utilizing Personal Style
Sonya had no shortage of amazing, actionable tips to share on how to build your confidence through identifying your personal style. Some highlights included:
❤️ Connect with Your Values
The first step in utilizing personal style to increase confidence is to connect with your values. What’s important to you? What do you want to show the world? By understanding your values, you can begin to tailor your personal style to reflect your authentic self.
🌈 Experiment with Color
Color can play a powerful role in personal style and confidence. Experiment with different colors to find what makes you feel most confident and comfortable. Sonya suggests trying on two tops in different colors to see which one lights up your face and makes you feel the most confident.
👗 Emphasize Your Attributes
Rather than focusing on body shape, Sonya recommends emphasizing your attributes. What are your best features? What makes you unique? By highlighting your attributes, you can take the focus away from areas you may not feel as confident about.
🧥 Add Structure
When working remotely, it’s easy to fall into the trap of wearing comfortable, relaxed clothing. However, adding a bit of structure can make all the difference in how you feel and present yourself. Consider adding a blazer or a blouse with a collar to elevate your look.
By utilizing personal style, we can increase our confidence and present our authentic selves to the world. Connect with your values, experiment with color, emphasize your attributes, and add structure to find your unique style and boost your confidence.
So the next time you find yourself looking in the mirror feeling unconfident with who you see looking back at you, remember that your personal style can be a powerful tool in increasing confidence and showing up as your best (dressed) self.