Dandy In The Bronx: Confidence Is Key

Our good from Diego of Dandy in the Bronx has style. He also knows that the key to style is having confidence. Teaming up with NYC base psychotherapist Shira Burstein, they discuss how wearing your emotions, having courage, valor, grit and believing in yourself are they keys to confidence. Here's a little of what they have to say:

The age old question of what came first, the chicken or the egg is a query that surfaces in many different areas of life. For example, is it our clothes and what we choose to wear that increase our confidence and self-esteem? Or, should how we feel and our already existing confidence be the first layer we put on when we get dressed in the morning? As I watched the men in my family get ready for a black tie-event, laboring over the perfection of their bow-ties and their pocket squares, I began to really wonder what the answer was. Perhaps the items themselves symbolized something far greater then just an emulation of that flawless Dandy they grew up seeing on the covers of GQ? According to recent research by Karen Pine, a professor in the School of Psychology at University of Hertfordshire, "it is possible that the clothing choices we make can be directly linked to mood states, affect and the difference between being happy and confident and sad and insecure. When working with clients with significant struggles with self-esteem, confidence and even depression sometimes the best strategy can be to work from ‘the outside, in.”

Don't forget to read the full post on Diego's blog, Dandy in the Bronx!

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