I'm not the most naturally confident person. It might sound weird considering that my hobby involves posting photos of myself on the internet, but I don't do it for the validation. I have days where I question why I'm in graduate school (imposter syndrome, anyone?) or why anyone would want to hang out/be with me (when I annoy myself, I assume I'm annoying the people around me, too) or why anyone would listen to what I have to say. I'm not good enough/I'm not smart enough/I'm not fun enough are phrases that run through my head relatively regularly. Not fun! Please tell me I'm not the only one? I think it's something we all struggle with from time to time.
When I'm struggling to remove the negative thoughts from my head, I fake it: I put on an outfit that makes me look more confident than I feel. This silk shirt from Amour Vert is one that always makes me feel like I can do anything when I wear it. I added the flats to take the outfit up a notch. I actually wore this exact outfit to a recent all-hands meeting and knew it needed repeating. This shirt + these metallic flats = unstoppable. Do I look like I'm good enough/smart enough/fun enough? If you answered yes to any of those, then the outfit is doing its job! ;)