How we look and how we dress affects how we are perceived by others – it’s a bit harsh, but it’s true – especially in the workplace. Dressing to impress can have a whole new meaning depending on who you are, what you’re doing and in which industry you work!
It’s not at all about being on trend with the latest fashion but it’s how you project your image through your choice of clothing.
I’m by no means a fashion expert or stylist but I do take pride in my wardrobe and dress code. I’ve just always been this way. I don’t fall victim to every new fashion trend and I don’t spend thousands each month, but what I do focus on is knowing and dressing according to my own style.
I generally keep things simple, tasteful and elegant.
I don’t care so much about what I’m wearing, but what really matters is that I’ comfortable in my own skin and that’s what actually boosts my inner confidence.
I hate feeling conscious about what I’m wearing, so I sort of have a quick checklist that I follow before I leave the house every morning!
It’s a quick and easy checklist, but if I have more negatives than positives – I’m changing my outfit!
Dressing To Impress (Yourself) Checklist
Am I comfortable?
Does this outfit fit me properly?
Will I get too hot or too cold? (Check the weather report!)
Does this colour suit me?
Am I dressed appropriately for the occasion?
Is there anything that makes this outfit pop?
Does my outfit (including shoes) look worn/washed out?
Am I wearing to many accessories?
How does this outfit make me feel?
Sometimes I have a gorgeous picture in my head of what I’d look like in an outfit I’d piece together in my head the night before, but come morning it just doesn’t check out and pass my checklist 🙂 I may have to start all over again but at least I won’t be miserable all day long.
What do you look for when choosing your outfit for the day?