This is the time to make a statement. Be noticed. Be bold.
There's nothing like an old fashioned confidence booster after you take a chance and it pays off.
Each outfit you assemble should have one thing which stands out above the rest. This can be as straightforward as a fitted blazer, or as subtle as vibrant shoelaces. Whatever you decide, wear it comfortably as that's when you'll naturally exude confidence.
Never go out of your way to point out your show-stopping piece. Have grace and tact, act normally and you'll be genuinely surprised when someone notices and compliments you.