Be Confident In Your Clothes: Visible Monday

Be confident in your clothes. It is the only style “secret” that’s always true: feeling confident. It’s one of the reasons style role models rise to their pedestals (thinking about Tilda Swinton, Ines de la Fressange, Jackie Kennedy, Rebel Wilson, Tracee Ellis Ross). They stand up straight, think confident thoughts, throw on a pair of sunglasses and a Mona Lisa smile.

Welcome to Visible Monday. If you want to participate, it’s so easy: just go to the bottom of this post for the how-to. Link back to Not Dead Yet Style if you like – we’re on Easy Does It “rules” now!

I don’t approach “role model” status, heh, but I like to go out and about feeling confident. (It’s good therapy too for Seasonal Affective Disorder, that we talked about last week.) Sometimes I will do a last-minute once-over in the mirror and say “this needs something” and throw on a denim jacket. Or “this is too-too” and take off a second brooch.

Snapped behind a pub in downtown Melbourne, in an all-thrifted/gifted outfit. The rolled up sleeves of the jacket go with (not match) the floral blouse. Nothing fancy, but I feel good, and authentic.

The denim jacket was a gift from Soft Surroundings a few years ago; the J Crew blouse and Lands End pencil skirt were thrifted locally. Then I shred the hem of the skirt. The shoes are retail, my favorite orange sneaker/oxfords from Sofft. I just bought a back-up pair, something I’ve never done with shoes, because they were $35 on deep sale. I don’t want to be without them.

On a breezy day, you have to let your hair have its way. OK, maybe a little hairspray would’ve been helpful here. 😊

Are you feeling smart and confident today? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!

Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, Visible Women.The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple:

  1. Whoever wants to can join in! Just compose a post that includes any outfit, accessory, piece of jewelry, hairstyle, cosmetic or other adornment that makes you feel more confident, alive and visible that day.
  2. Go to the bottom of this post and click on the InLinkz button “Add Your Link”. It should open a new page.
  3. In the “Next Step”, you crop the pic (easy tool) you want to display, and you’re done!
  4. Visit a few other bloggers, to make new friends and increase your own following.

Stay fabulous, and wear what you love, xo

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    • Hi Cheryl and thanks for linking up! I enjoyed your tribute to the blazer, it is indeed a powerful wardrobe warrior! xox

  1. I actually think your hair is looking pretty damn fabulous!

    Confidence truly is the most important thing, no matter what. You always manage to look chic and confident.

    The shoes are smashing. I can see why you don’t want to be without them.


    • Good morning, Suzanne and thanks for linking up your gorgeous self (plus gorgeous husband). Thanks for the kind words, and have a wonderful day with all the C’s, xox.

  2. I totally get it about the backup pair of shoes! We’ve all done that, I’ll bet! That’s my kind of outfit–pencil skirt and blouse with a denim jacket!! Love it, Patti!

    xx Darlene

    • Thanks Darlene, and thanks for linking up. You look so pretty and festive in your velvet pencil skirt! xox

    • Hi dear Jess, and thanks for coming over! Your plaid cashmere poncho is a gorgeous piece, and looks like it will keep you comfortable! xox

    • Thanks, Kim, for linking up and dropping by. I love, love your midi skirt with Doc Martens – one of my favorite looks! xox

    • Good morning, Mireille and thanks for linking up. Your new denim jacket is so great for any outfit! xox

    • Hi Erica and thanks for coming by! I enjoyed your advice about keeping debt in check over the holidays : > xox.

    • Good morning Debby and thanks for your kind words. Your animal print chiffon dress is truly lovely! xox

  3. I hadn’t stopped by in awhile. I just adore the blog image Suzanne took of you. I have a dark frayed edge skirt I love to wear going casual.
    Have a fantastic holiday Patti with the same wishes to all those who have linked up!

    • Good morning, Tami and how great to see you! Thanks for coming by with your “very Cat Lady” looks, loved all the goodies. Have a wonderful week ahead, xox.

  4. Oh you wild thing with that shredded hem on your skirt! Looking very cool and casual, and I must say, confident! Plus I like your bottle of alcohol nearby.

    • You’re the first to notice my adult beverage, Pao. Hmmmmm. Thanks for coming over, I find your “worst” pieces quite fetching, xox.

  5. Such a great look, Patti! So much here resonates with me. I just wrote a post about getting dressed to feel better when depressions sets in, tomorrow’s post I am wearing a thrifted denim jacket with Ralphie who is also wearing a thrifted denim jacket, and I just shredded up the hem of a corduroy skirt that was a tad too long for my taste.


    • Hi Sue and thanks for your kind words. I adore your hand-knit sweater, what a treasure! xox.

  6. Hi Patti,
    I love this denim on denim outfit on you! I know what you mean about the shoes-a comfortable pair is really worth doubling!

    • Hi Di and thanks for linking up! You are so right about shoes – our feet have to be happy : > xox.

    • Hi Heather and thanks for coming over. I love all the winter white you featured today! xox.

    • You’re standing by my garden wall, haha. It is si much like one I pose by. Yes confidence is so important and you stand taller too when confident. Important when you are 5ft 1 like me.

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