Playful, serious, spunky, sporty, even depressed! Everyone does it. And it is done either with consciousness or without consciousness. However, it is done. Moreover, if you are consciously projecting your personal style, then your visual message is consistent with your goals. This is critical because people make decisions about you in a blink of an eye. If you’re a brain surgeon, for example, but look like a hobo off the street, it’s going to be harder for you to establish your credibility and get referrals and keep them, than if you looked the part.
If you’re not getting what you want in life, one place to look for assistance is at yourself-your visual business or personal calling card, so to speak.
Personal style is a two-fold combination of what you do, and who you are.
Your personal style is evident in everything that you do — from the way that you dress to the items that you own. An Armani jacket or a brand new Mercedes … all of these choices represent your individual sense of style . So how do you define your own style, and how can you express it with confidence?
The best personal style is simply wearing what looks the best on us – and you can LEARN how to dress for success. It may take a professional to to help help you with this, and realizing that is half the battle. Personal style is not all about fancy designer labels, the latest celebrity trend ; it is simply about having the confidence and self-awareness to make the very most of what you have and what you can afford. Your image also reflects you inner style, through who you are and how you represent yourself: your attitude, behavior and the way you communicate, both verbal and non verbal.
At a recent event, I saw a women wearing a terrific work dress. And, you know how hard it is to find one of those! She seemed pulled together and the fit was perfect. Then I noticed a situation that killed her polished professional look. The dreaded mottled legs. I know it may be a skin condition for some, and I my apologies if it is for you. In any case, this is the time you need to really consider some type of leg covering. I know, I know, pantyhose are not as revered as they used to be, BUT they do serve a very important role in professional dressing.Depending on your industry, dress code and level of professional dress, tights always look chic. Summer sunning is a challenge, so perhaps a ‘tan in a can’ would be more to your liking. Whatever floats your boat will be better than seeing purple blotches.
Find a flattering fit!
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