Style and Self-Esteem


What Not to Wear is one of my favorite shows. I love watching Stacy and Clinton take people who feel rundown and help completely transform their outlook on life and view of themselves. I learned recently that Stacy London has given a lot of lectures on the relationship between style and self-esteem. I came across a list of quotes that she gave at a lecture in Manhattan. If you want to see my source, you can visit here:

Here are a few quotes that I absolutely loved:

  1. “Base your fashion choices on how you want to feel.”
  2. “The way you dress is one way to tell the world who you are.”
  3. “If you’re going to be stylish, you have to look in the mirror and like the way you look.”

I really liked these quotes, because it shows that the way I dress myself is a form of self-care. If I choose to not put effort into my appearance, I will feel less attractive. When I walk out the door, I will waste time worrying about other people’s opinions of me which I could use to reach out towards others. If I do not care for my appearance, it tells others that I do not value myself; which if I don’t value myself, how can I expect others to?

On the other hand, if I choose to care for my appearance, I will feel much better. When I strive to look neat, clean and attractive, it tells the world that I am responsible, of worth, and satisfied with my life. I am much more likely to be satisfied with my life if I can accept myself. Dressing well definitely helps with this.

While dressing nicely can’t create self-esteem where there is none, it can help me to see my own personal beauty that I already have. Even the simple of act of spending the time on myself to dress well can help me value myself better.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s