WHAT TO WEAR: Presentation

Your palms are sweating, there’s a 99.9 percent chance that you will either pass out or throw up and you fear that your heart may beat itself right out of your chest at any moment. These symptoms can only mean one thing: it’s time for you to give a presentation in front of your entire class! Whether this is your first or your 15th presentation, you have most likely experienced these symptoms at one time or another.

They say that dressing with confidence works wonders for the turmoil that you feel when you are faced with a nerve-wracking situation. Simply walking out of the house wearing well-fitting clothing in colors that flatter your skin tone is an immediate confidence booster.

This Fashionista is definitely dressed to impress in a black on black ensemble. She looks amazing in her black sleeveless top by Halogen from Nordstrom, the Paige Premium Denim skinny ankle pants from Nordstrom and black flats from Target. In order to add a touch of personality to her outfit, she opted to accessorize with her limited edition Lily Pulitzer Montauk necklace. A swipe of bright red lipstick is the finishing touch for this Fashionista’s look.

The next time you are faced with a stressful situation, be it a presentation, a meeting with super important person or some other high anxiety occasion, remember that a put together look can help calm your nerves. Lucky for you, there’s hardly a soul that doesn’t look good in black and the right shade of red lipstick is also a major confidence booster. Deep breathing exercises also help quite a bit.

One Simple Change: You can easily transition this outfit from a super formal look to a slightly more relaxed look for class. Simply throw on a trench coat and swap out the flats for a pair of ankle boots.