The Bold Pant: How to Develop Confidence in the Workplace

April 9, 2015

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As someone in such a pivotal time in her life, it’s no surprise that I’m anxious. Not only am I graduating, but I will also be entering a new workplace where I will remain this summer and into next year while I obtain my Master’s. I’m especially anxious because I will finally be working at the corporate level in fashion and that is completely new territory for me. Not only is it a competitive field with so many highly skilled candidates, but you have to bring your A-game in what you wear to work…everyday. So not only do you have to worry about how your skills stack up to your co-workers, but also how well you look. Lets just say if you’re having a bad hair day it will be felt even more strongly among your fashion peers, who have much higher standards than your regular peers.



I thought it would be appropriate than to devote a post to learning ways to develop confidence in the workplace. What better way to make a great first impression, then with a fabulous outfit?! I’m only mostly kidding… Seriously, one of the best sayings is “fake it till you make it,” meaning sometimes confidence is a person’s greatest asset and by going through the motions, eventually they become a reality. Personally I feel more confident if I have on a kick ass outfit. What I love about the outfit I’m wearing is how bold the pants are. It makes quite the statement and I loved how well they pair with the printed shoes and a striped two-in-one sweater. My motto is: If I look good, I feel good :)




Pants- Loft

Jacket- Forever 21

Shoes- Target

Bag- Louis Vuitton

Watch- Kate Spade

Bracelets- Baublebar

The other week I stumbled across an article on The Everygirl that described five ways to develop confidence in the workplace. In short they are:

1. Set smaller goals and realistic expectations. Start by focusing on one thing you know you’re good at and then move on from there.

2. Never be afraid to ask for what you want.

3. Accept failure and value criticism. The more you accept failure and the less you take it personally, the stronger you’ll be in the long-run.

4. Say “yes!” Have enough belief in your abilities that you know a new task isn’t beyond your grasp.

5. And finally, relax. No one else knows what they’re doing, either so just do the best you can do. That’s really all anyone can ask of you.


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