sporty street style celine box bag details how to be more confidentcluse la vedette watchsporty dress with celine box bag and stan smiths

Confidence is not innate. Sure, there are people more inherently confident than others, but I like to think of it as an iterative process: some days you got it, some days you don’t. Achievements build it, struggles set you back. It’s a dynamic emotion.

And it takes time; unfortunately, speaking from personal experience, it isn’t always easy to achieve. I’ve said this before; I think confidence comes with age and non-apologetically figuring out what you like. Sartorially, confidence stems from what looks good on you. I feel most confident when I’m comfortable, in both meanings of the word – when I’m actually wearing comfortable clothing, and when I feel comfortable with my sartorial choices. For me, this tends to be super simple, chic, and usually in a neutral palette. I used to be a tomboy so I do love a boyish vibe as well.

I go for pieces that are timeless (like Stan Smiths, this new Cluse watch, and my beloved Celine bag), but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be super classic. I actually feel less confident when I look too put-together – I like an element of edginess or messiness in my style.

What makes you feel confident?

Again dress | Adidas Stan Smith sneakers | Cluse La Vedette watchCeline box bag



  1. 10.30.2016 / 9:13 am

    Totally agree that confidence comes with age and knowing what you like. I’ve spent so many years trying to figure out “who I am” stylistically, experimenting with different clothing choices. Now I know what I like (minimal, casual, a little edgy) and do think I’ve reached a high level of confidence! x

    • August Diaries
      11.04.2016 / 5:51 pm

      Thanks Sheila! It seems like we go for a similar aesthetic 🙂

      xx Jill

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *