Unless you've been living under a rock lately, I'm sure you've seen Rihanna or Queen Beyonce’s new pictures or videos heating up the place. If you're like me, then after you’re done drooling over their fabulousness, you are thinking- “How can I bring my swag-factor up to 100% like them”? Check out these top three tips to do just that!
Tip 1: Get clear on your objective
Consider why you want to change your image in the first place. Although I used the examples of Rihanna and Beyonce above you should only be using someone else’s persona as inspiration, the goal shouldn’t be to be a carbon copy of anyone. What makes any woman sexy and fabulous is the fact that she is comfortable in her own skin and enjoys being herself. Take the time to really think about why you feel your image needs a boost, if it’s for confidence and a fresh perspective then you are on the right path. Begin to visualize what your new image looks like. Think about how you would feel if you embodied this new image.
Tip 2: Take Baby steps
It wouldn’t be in your best interest to make any drastic changes. First, it could be overwhelming to you and those around you if one day you’re plain Jane from next door and the next day you show up as Jenny from the Block (cue Jennifer Lopez after Diddy and before Marc Anthony). Start rebuilding your wardrobe piece by piece, recycle old clothes, and begin to experiment slowly with different make up and hairstyles. Before you know it you’ll be looking in the mirror thinking… “Wow, is this ME?!”
Tip 3: Attitude is Everything
So now that you think the part and look the part, you have to learn how to be the part. It’s not enough to change your clothes and appearance. If you really want to upgrade your image you have to feel confident and be comfortable with who you are. Recognize that you have insecurities and strive to work through them. Write them down if you have to. Embrace the fact that no one is perfect. Once you’ve decided to embrace who you are, the only thing left is to act the part until it becomes real. Start everyday acting as confident as you can. Think about the person you know that seems to have it all together. How do they act? What do they do? Do the same and you soon will find that it’s no longer an act but who you truly are.
What are some of your image boosting stories?