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It wasn’t until I sat sweating through my suit thinking about how I could impress the interviewer across from me for my future career that I realized: It wasn’t my suit. It was the girl in the suit. What could I say to this woman to make her believe I would be a good candidate for her school? She had me on paper, all my grades, extracurriculars...everything. What else did she need? Me - who was the girl in the suit? Needless to say, I bombed that interview. My confidence had flown out the door right before I had stepped into her office. What was left was a Banana Republic pencil skirt with a feminine suit coat, black nylons, black kitten heels from Macy's, and Gap white button-down with a total dud standing in them.
As women we have so much to be confident in. I think many times the way we dress reflects the way we feel about ourselves, hope to feel about ourselves, or how we want others to perceive us. I think the most important thing we can do is dress to express who we are: amazing well-rounded people who have much more to offer the world than our pretty faces. I know I dressed up when I went to take a hard exam. Expressing my confidence in how I dressed always helped me remember I was smart, I had studied, and, most importantly, I could do this. Now, I dress to express me - all of me. So, how do you dress up your confidence?