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The POWER of Dressing

A close coworker keeps insisting on you meeting a friend of hers.  She’s always raving about how she thinks you will be perfect for him. So you finally decide to go on this blind date. You are now excited about meeting him. You finally take the tags off your new red dress, put on your favorite nude pumps and grab the black clutch you temporarily borrowed from your best friend’s closet. You arrive to the restaurant where you spot him waiting for you. As you walk towards the table he stands up and he’s wearing grey sweat pants, a white t-shirt and tennis shoes with a baseball cap. Now, you may continue with this date just because you’re already out of the house and he is kind of cute or you may just leave. But what would be your first impression?

When you first step into a room you are being judged by your appearance.  Even though it may not seem to be right to judge someone by how they dress, we have been taught to do so.  We have preconceived notions and stereotypes around dressing from the time we start playing dress up in mom’s clothes or from the action figures we may play with. If you want people to listen and accept what you’re trying to say you must dress your message. Be the statement before opening your mouth. Make it known that you’re an expert in your field even if you’re still learning. This doesn’t mean you have to spend your last on an Armani suit or a Fendi bag. It means to take the time and put in some effort on how you present yourself to others.

You may hear people say you should dress for success or dress for the job you want not the job you have. I am a firm believer in both statements. When you are aspiring to do something great and you want your audience to listen to what you have to offer you must first look the part. Looking the part means to first build the confidence and then gather the wardrobe to match. You can have all the persistence and drive in the world but when walking into a board meeting you can’t just look like you rolled out of bed. Take the time to set yourself up for success and why not start with your wardrobe. Looking your best can boost your ambition and mindset on conquering your goals and turning those dreams into reality. Your image can be the determining factor of you hearing the words you’re hired or if she will answer the phone for a second date.

30Jan
Lifestyle

New Things in 2017!

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29Dec
LifestyleUncategorized

Don’t Change to Fit the Fashion, Let Fashion Fit You

When getting dressed or creating a wardrobe for yourself, you never want to feel uncomfortable in what you’re wearing. You are the person who has to be seen in it. This means don’t be afraid to wear...

16Dec
Lifestyle

A Guide to Holiday Shopping Online

The holiday is a great time for retailers to advertise big promos and clearance for consumers to purchase their favorite items! Online shopping is not only a trend, it has become the new and convenient...

24Nov
Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Style: 5 LOOKS TO WEAR TO DINNER

Thanksgiving is the time for family, fun and fashion. While you’re cooking your turkey or if you’re like me waiting to eat, take a minute to figure out what you’re wearing to dinner. Keep it simple...

10Nov
Lifestyle

The 6th Sense…Your Fashion Sense

Train Your Eye As a stylist I am asked all the time – how do you gain your own fashion sense? Knowing that so many people deal with this obstacle I wanted to help give some simple guidelines to...

03Nov
Lifestyle

Keeping Up with the Kardashians… On a Budget

We are no longer keeping up with the Joneses; we have been introduced to families like the Kardashians. We have all watched them build a business empire over the years. They have created and conveyed...

21Oct
CareersEntrepreneurship

Panelist: Crystal Streets

Company: www.crystalstreets.com Industry: Fashion Twitter/Instagram: @crystalstreets After 10 years of styling some of music industry’s A-listers like Usher, Nas and Rihanna. Crystal...

21Oct
CareersEntrepreneurship

10 Reasons to Attend Leading Change with Style: Women & Entrepreneurship Brunch

We are less than a week away from our inaugural Leading Change with Style: Women & Entrepreneurship Brunch and we are beyond excited! We have put together a fierce panel of female entrepreneurs who...