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You must have heard about the importance of the first impression, which you create. Very often, it is decisive and determines the attitude of other people to you. What is more, it may become a daunting challenge to change that first impression if it was not good enough. One often has to struggle hard to win good attitude.
The situation is not that bad if it is the first impression of a classmate at college or just a new acquaintance. However, what about the first impression in business environment? Well, I must say that here you have to be much more careful. You must pay considerate attention to your looks: what clothes you wear; what makeup and perfume you choose; whether to wear jewelry or not; whether to display some tattoo on your arm/leg/neck. This list goes on and on. You can never know how your looks may influence your future career. Therefore, be prepared.
What Do (Not) Successful People Wear?
They may seem comfortable, but flip-flops are so unprofessional! They create an impression as if you have found yourself at work while being on your way to the beach. The same is true about athletic sportswear. Do not be too casual for the workplace!
Combine Style and Comfort
Buy clothes that fit you. Prefer comfortable garments to merely nice or chic. Learn how to dress properly and in a reasonable way. The first rule of how to be confident is to feel comfortable in shoes and clothes that you are wearing.
Do not Display too much Skin
This piece of advice especially concerns younger people who have no working experience and are not used to dress codes. Whenever you go to work, try to wear modest clothes. A too short skirt or dress will not look as good as you imagine. Besides, try not to display piercings and tattoos.
Iron Your Clothes
If you show up at work or a job interview in a wrinkled dress/ blouse/ shirt/ skirt, etc., it shows that you do not care about your looks. Besides, it might be a sign that you do not have an eye for details, and that you are not a perfectionist.
Consider Your Makeup
If you love bright makeup, you may certainly wear it. But not in the workplace. When going to work, prefer neutral and pastel tones of cosmetics. Do not use too bright lipsticks or eye shadows. Do not attract extra attention to your looks.
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To conclude with, these were five main tips on how to look good and be successful. The most important thing in success, though, is that you are satisfied with your appearance and you love how you look. When you feel good and find harmony within yourself, success will surely come to you. I hope you liked our pieces of advice. Just try them out and you will see how clothes and good looks can make a difference in your mood and overall well-being.