First impressions are more heavily influenced by non-verbal cues than verbal cues. In fact, studies have found that non-verbal cues have over four times the impact on the impression you make than anything you say.
As a stylist I understand the importance of looking the part. The way we look and feel in our clothes should be a positive reflection of who we are and how we want to be perceived by others.
If you feel confident in what you wear your behaviour will reflect that confidence.
While you can’t stop people from making snap decisions, you can most definitely learn a few tips on how to make those decisions work in your favour.
Here are a few tips on how you can make that perfect first impression:
Keep your personal image up to date with where you are in your life and your career
It is important that your image is an authentic representation of who you are and what you’re about. Many people get caught up in their work and home life that they forget to pay attention to themselves.
As you progress through life make sure you allow your image to do so as well. Allow your personal image to evolve, even if that means clearing out your old clothes and investing in the new!
Dress for the job you want not the job you have
Always stay ahead of your competition even if it means ‘dressing to impress’ project an image you feel confident in and that you’re proud of! It not only enhances your confidence; people will also start to notice this positive change in you.
We have all heard of that phrase ‘Looking the part’ it’s important that in today’s generation you are aware that sometimes making that extra effort to look your best, could put you in front of your competition.
Your image should be a positive reflection of who you are
When meeting someone for the first time you want to make sure you are projecting an image which is true to who you are and where you want to be.
Your image should be polished and refined, try not to worry about keeping up with the latest trends, add a few new pieces to give your style a boost.
As time goes on more and more people are consumed by social media and wanting to look a certain way, but is that who you really are?
Authenticity is powerful, people are more drawn to you when they can see authenticity and personality in the way you look. Be genuine; align your character and personality with your style.
Many people who struggle with their personal image are unaware of how to dress to their full potential, you may be too busy, or you just don’t know where to start….
Don’t be afraid to ask for help!! Send me an email if you have any questions, looking and feeling like the best version of yourself should be the only way!
If you are curious about what could be possible when you show up as the best version of yourself? Send me an email, I would love to help.