We all know that old adage of ‘first impressions count’, because they really do count. And many of us think that these first impressions should be based on our character and personality instead of on what we’re wearing. But the truth is most first impressions are formed before we even open our mouths.
Studies show that on average it takes only 30-60 seconds to form a first impression, and once that impression has been made it is very difficult to change. Like it or not, a huge part of this first impression is based on what you’re wearing. You can tell a lot about a person from how they choose to present themselves. In just a few seconds you are being judged on your financial and social status, your lifestyle, level of self-esteem and even your trustworthiness. This is why it is important to pay attention to how you present yourself to the world. If you’re wearing your favourite white blouse, chances are you want it to look sparkling clean and crisp. If you tend to spill on yourself when wearing white (don’t we all?) then you should make sure you have the best stain removal products at home.
If you’re a little unsure of how to change up your look to make sure you give a fabulous first impression, we have some great tips and advice for you.
As the great Coco Chanel said: ‘Fashion fades, but style endures’. It is better to be classically stylish than dressed head to toe in fads; it makes one look like they’re trying too hard. Fads come and go, and when looking back are often quite ridiculous. So my advice; keep it simple, keep it stylish.
Choose classic styles and items and keep current by styling them up with a few trend pieces or accessories.
• White shirt
• A good pair of jeans
• Black blazer or biker jacket
• A pair of black heels
• A little black dress
Mix them up with items like these:
• Floral crop top
• Colourful / print heels
• Cut off denim shorts
• Statement jewellery
• Polka dot summer dress
• Head scarf
Make sure you keep all these garments clean and stain-free by using the best liquid detergent you can find; one that specialises in care for fibres of delicate fabrics and bold colours. After all, the faded and dishevelled look suits no one!
We hope these tips help you take your first impression status from so-so to super fabulous. And on the plus side, if you look good, you feel good. And as long as you feel good, who cares what people think?