If you are living with vitiligo, many will teach you how to gain confidence by thinking positively, getting to know yourself and interacting with different people. All of these suggestions are nice, but building confidence in vitiligo takes time and ignoring those strange stares take practice. If you are looking for a faster way to boost your confidence in vitiligo, paying some attention to what you wear can be a good idea.
Your attire can have a significant effect on your self-esteem and confidence in vitiligo. Don’t take our word for it. In the book Mind What You Wear – The Psychology of Fashion, author Karen Pine described why dressing uplifts your confidence instantly and helps you perform better.
Since most of us spend most of our time in office, why don’t you ditch stuffy, boring formal wear and experiment with colors and fabrics to make people notice you, not your vitiligo? Gone are the days of boring, stuffy formal wear—today, you have a range of options to choose from, and with a little mix and match, you can create a statement remaining office appropriate. Got confused? Don’t worry, follow this quick fashion guide.
Instead of picking out plain cotton, ill-fitted shirts, opt for a touch of lace on a linen or silk shirt to pair with your cigarette pants or a pencil skirt. Look for colors like aquamarine, pastel pink or sea green to stay stylish, corporate and bang on trend.
One of our favorite is the jumpsuit. The beauty of this piece is that it is perfect for both the office as well as a night out. For the day, pair your jumpsuit with a slim belt and a blazer in a deep hue. Tie your hair in a sleek bun or ponytail. Add a bit of nude gloss and mascara to complete the look. For the night, ditch the blazer, slip into a pair of peep-toes, add a statement neckpiece and open up your hair.
For the last couple of seasons, women have been borrowing from the boys. As the androgyny trend picks up speed, designers are offering it with a sexy twist—think monochrome pantsuits with flared pants or crop tops. Asymmetric cuts or sheer shirts under the blazer will still maintain its purpose as office wears.
Opt for a neutral outfit with just one element of red to add a zing. Choose from either a muted shade of red for the lips, fiery red patent leather pumps or even a red leather handbag. The color breaks the monotony and peps up your formal look.