We all know that confidence is one of the most attractive traits a person can have. But no matter how self-assured you may be, you might experience bouts of jitters or shyness during the moments that matter most. Guess what? It’s totally normal. Whether it’s a job interview, networking event, or first date, here’s how to look as if you have all the confidence in the world.
Mind your posture
Be honest. How aware are you of your posture? Are you hunched over with your shoulders forward? Are you looking down a lot? If so, then knock it off! One of the easiest ways to look confident is to stand up tall, pull your shoulders back, and keep your pretty head up. And if you really need a reminder to stand up straight, try wearing some shapewear under your outfit du jour. It’ll hold you in and promote better posture – plus, the slimming effects are an instant confidence booster.
Master your strut
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A catwalk-worthy strut makes all the difference between looking confident and looking like a shrinking violet. Find a pair of shoes that make you feel sexy (whether they’re sky-high stilettos, chic flats, or fierce boots), and pretend the world is your runway.
Wear a pop of color
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Black is associated with sexiness, mystique, and an air of effortless glamour – but it can also come across a bit serious. One of the easiest ways to look more confident and upbeat is to add a pop of color to your ensemble. A brightly colored scarf, blouse, or piece of statement jewelry can make you stand out from the crowd and command attention.
To avoid coming across as one of “those people,” don’t apply this tip to indoor situations. But when you’re out during the day, throwing on a pair of oversized sunglasses is a great way to instantly look cool and confident.
Make eye contact
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Few things convey confidence as well as steady eye contact. When engaging with people (especially when you can’t hide behind a pair of sunglasses), make a conscious effort to look them in the eye. A flirty pair of lashes can also make your eyes appear more alluring, giving you that extra edge you may need.
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Smiling really is the best way to fake confidence. No matter how you’re feeling on the inside, a megawatt smile can do all the talking for you. Make the most out of your smile by dressing it up with Cheeky Physique’s Sublime Lips lip gloss. This Manuka honey-based gloss moisturizes your lips while gently plumping the look of your pucker. Wear it alone or over your favorite lipstick for a beautifully tantalizing smile.