I never put a lot into the way I look/dress because my parents were always telling me to put my money towards other things and focus on other things... so I did, and completely ignored my appearance. Now that I'm older I feel like it's about that time I started presenting myself better. On the rare occasion I do dress up, I feel really good and confident, but that's rare. I want to feel that way about myself all the time, but I don't know where to start.
I'm a bit of a bum right now. I don't do much with my hair. I wear a lot of baggier things, but I do find tighter fitting clothing to be more appealing on me. I don't really know what's in style or anything I kind of make stuff up, sometimes it works, other times it doesn't lol. I just want to do something new! I want to feel confident and beautiful. How can I get more up to date with fashion trends and stuff like that?
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As you get a little older, the way you dress does become more important especially if you move into the workplace. Both on the casual side and the dressier side you should start with just a few things. Nice jeans and maybe a couple of blouses and appropriate shoes for casual times. Perhaps the same with one or 2 skirts and blouses and shoes for purposes of being a little dressier. I also suggest you use light/natural makeup if you do not already.
What I am suggesting is to go slow at first and just get a few things. Do not go crazy. That way you will see what you like. Sometimes dressing up makes people feel self confident and in turn, that self confidence makes you look better.
Many people here will tell you not to worry about what you wear. But if you are interested in a career, not just a job, you will discover the way you dress will have an effect on co-workers and bosses.