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4 Failproof ways to dress for success

Gracie Gordon is a lifestyle blogger and event curator living in NYC. She chronicles her adventures - everything from food, to fashion, to fitness - on her blog Girl Meets Life.

As a 20-something woman living in New York City, I very often find myself dressing for many different types of occasions.

Whether it’s a first date, a client meeting or a night out with my girlfriends, what I wear and how I look is naturally something I think about and plan for.

Over the years, I've learned that how I feel on the inside is the number one thing that affects how I look on the outside. I could be wearing my favorite designer from head to toe, but my confidence always stems from how much I'm embracing my inner beauty.

Knowing myself and knowing how much my inner beauty plays into my outer style has made such a huge difference when it comes to dressing for success. It has also taught me some key practical lessons that I think are helpful for all women.

Here are my top four ways to dress for success.

1. Know your personal style

As women, we're constantly bombarded with the latest fashion trends and styles. As much as I love trends, I've learned that they're not for everyone. Instead, ask yourself what styles you feel the most "you" in. I suggest taking a look at your closet and noticing what clothing items you gravitate toward most, or checking out Pinterest and seeing what styles fit your personality and best portray who you are on the inside.

2. Know your body type

On that same note, not all fashion trends fit everyone's body type (and that's OK!). Once again, take a look at your closet and choose the items that you feel the most confident and sexy in. Is it your tailored pants? A pencil skirt with loose blouse? Do you find color or neutrals more flattering? When you're dressed for your body type, you can find yourself worrying less about what you look like and allow room for your true self to shine through.

3. Comfort is key

You've probably heard the term "beauty is pain" before. I personally couldn't disagree more. How are you supposed to feel beautiful and confident when you're focusing on physical discomfort? Take the time to find items that not only look great but feel great. It might take a little bit of research, but find brands that you can depend on who make shoes and clothing that fit you best. Looking and feeling beautiful shouldn't include finding blisters on your feet the next day!

4. It starts on the inside

I think that this is the most important thing to remember when it comes to dressing for success. Beauty and confidence really do start on the inside! Along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, the right supplement can really make a huge difference. I've been loving Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies. They're made for women by women and contain just the right balance of nutrients to support lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin, all in a delicious strawberry flavored gummy. Since I've been taking the Nature's Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies I've gotten so many compliments from people saying that I'm glowing! That's something that the right outfit could never do.

Disclosure: This post is part of a paid collaboration between SheKnows and Nature's Bounty®. All opinions are my own.

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