Dress Up Your Confidence

UK style blogger Charlotte Buttrick from Lurchhoundloves dress up your confidence

Topshop Leather Biker Jacket and Whole9Yards Toga Dress Streetstyle

Isabel Marant Cone Heel Boots Street Style

How to dress your confidence on UK style blog Lurchhoundloves

Clothes That Make You Feel Good

It has taken me a few good years to feel comfortable wearing what I want to in public. I have always been a shy person, even if it doesn’t seem to show. If you ask my best friends from high school they will laugh at the fact that I would run back from lunch if we were close to being late for class. Because it was one of my biggest fears to have to walk into a room already full of people, watching you head across the class to your desk. Even though in reality, they probably weren’t looking at all! I am more of an introvert and I hate being the centre of attention – even on birthdays – and I still find it hard to take a compliment.

I have found with age though that I have become more confident in all aspects of my life, especially with my outfits and my wardrobe. Which is something I wish I had been NFA (‘Not F***ing Arsed’) about for a long time. Clothes really do reflect your personality and they have the ability to instantly boost your mood and make you feel confident. Whether it is due to the fit, colour or emotional attachment you have to a piece of clothing. The strength it can have to shape your day is more powerful than you think.

What I Wear To Feel Confident

What I wear to feel confident changes throughout the month. If, like recently, I’ve been working out and avoiding fatty foods and takeaways I will feel confident pairing together some high waisted jeans with a fitted long sleeve top. When I have had a huge curry the night before, PMS, feel bloated or I am just having a general “I hate how I look in everything day.” I will reach for an oversized sweater or drop hem waist dress instead. For me, dressing to feel confident is an expression of how I am feeling that given day and it also has to be an outfit I feel comfortable and my best in.

Whole9Yards Toga Garden Dress on fashion blogger Charlotte Buttrick

Topshop Boutique Leather Biker Jacket Street Style

Whole9Yards Toga Garden Dress Street Style

“Dress Up Your Confidence”

If you read my last blog post on my 2018 goalsย you will have spotted that one of them is to read more books. I am already cracking on with this goal by finishing my ‘Million Dollar Blog’ book. Inside of which one of the chapters asks you to define what you stand for, which for me is dressing in outfits that make you feel good and help you to feel more confident. So as a tagline for Lurchhoundloves I came up with the phrase/statement: Dress up your confidence.

When you dress up your confidence you can throw all style rules and trends out of the window (if you want to). Instead of dressing in what you think you should be wearing, because you have seen it in the window of H&M or it is what the hottest celebrities of the moment are wearing. Who cares, if you feel uncomfortable in it, or it doesn’t suit your style then you probably shouldn’t be wearing it.

The key to dressing up your confidence is picking out items from your wardrobe that you will feel good in on that day and pairing them as you wish. Look at me in today’s photos, I am wearing a high end dress from Whole9Yardsย with a roll-neck underneath, my trusty Topshop leather biker jacket, some Isabel Marant inspired cone heel boots from Daniel Footwear and my new Pinko love bag (that I am a little bit obsessed with). It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I like it and I felt great wearing it!

What is your favourite outfit to wear & dress up your confidence with?

I would love to know in the comments section below your thoughts on dressing to feel confident and outfits that make YOU feel good ๐Ÿ™‚


Pinko love Handbag grey with pearls

P.S. James shot these photos for me at night and I am really pleased with how they came out ๐Ÿ˜€

Fashion Blogger Charlotte Buttrick in Topshop leather biker jacket


Dress c/o Whole9Yards

Topshop Leather Jacket

Boots c/o Daniel Footwear – Find the Isabel Marant pairย here

Chicwish rollback (old)

Love Bag c/o Pinko



  • Agreed, I’m not about the high waisted jeans after a curry either! Love this outfit though and you’re right to feel confident in it – you look fab! xx

    • Thanks Eloise ๐Ÿ™‚ It is definitely PJs for me when having a takeaway or my onesie ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Holly White

    Totally agree about the working out and feeling more confident in clothes – take away safe not the one when you want to don your ASOS skinny jeans!

    I love wearing mini skirts when Iโ€™m feeling confident, just to show off my legs a little bit!xx

    • You have gorgeous legs Holly ๐Ÿ™‚ And I hate having to unbutton tight jeans when eating lol xx

  • I love this post! I had been having a bit of style panic recently and was trying to wear things that just weren’t me. I felt so uncomfortable and had so little confidence it was crazy the effect it had. My go to outfit that makes me feel confident has to be black Jamie jeans, a heeled ankle boot with a printed blouse or a blazer. Simple but totally changes how I carry myself.

    Emma | Reverie de Paris

    • Simple outfits are most often the best. I love wearing jeans they are my old faithfuls! xx

  • Loving this post! Wearing what makes you confident and happy totally translate in body language and mentality! Love your dress in this outfit, such a gorgeous print ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • Thanks Anika! It is so true isn’t it. Look good, feel good ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Conficence is so important to me, and that’s why I changed my style on the first time. Now I feel more confident and I hope I can keep on working on that. Your dress is gorgeous! You look amazing!

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