Whether you're entering the company boardroom or a hot date, you already know that you want to enter the room feeling successful. When a person knows they'll be successful in a specific arena, they exude a certain amount of confidence. This is because they've prepared for the opportunity. One of the best ways to prepare for success is by looking the part. Consider these great tips to help you dress your best for success.
- Develop a uniform.
A lot of times, people get overwhelmed by what's in their closet because they have too many options. Simplify your overall look by creating a uniform. Collect pieces that fit your body well. If you're looking to present a polished look, an easy way to do this is through a collection of sharp blazers. A blazer can easily go with a great pair of jeans, a skirt or a great pair of white leather sneakers.
- Incorporate accessories.
Accessories are wonderful because they personalize and customize a look. It's fun to add a great pair of cufflinks to a button-up shirt. Switch the buttons on a blazer. Collect a few brooches you can rotate. Whether you're a man or a woman, bracelets and rings can make a look more eclectic or professional. If you're a woman who wants to maintain a simple monochromatic look, add a pop of color by wearing a stylish pair of earrings or a statement necklace.
- Get clothes tailored.
When clothing manufacturers create the clothing, they're not thinking about the areas you're more insecure about. Instead, they're making clothing for the masses. Instead of feeling insecure in an outfit, it's wise to tailor it to your body. Tailoring doesn't have to be really expensive. If you tailor jeans, tops and blazers, those are the easiest clothing pieces to ease into when you develop the habit. As you begin to see the impact of tailoring on your overall look, it won't be hard to become addicted to the process. You can make a really inexpensive piece of clothing and make it look like it came from a high-end designer. To offset the cost of a tailor, start shopping at the thrift store for pieces like jeans, blazers and simple tops. You don't need to tailor items like t-shirts if you don't want to. Choose to tailor the pieces that will make the biggest impact. If you're going on a hot date, get your suit or dress tailored. It'll fit you like a glove, and you'll walk into the room feeling like you've already won.
- Take care of the garment.
If you take good care of your clothing, it will last a long time. That's why it's best to make sure to cleanse it properly. If a garment requires steam cleaning or a trip to the dry cleaners, make sure you follow the instructions. You'll extend the life of the garment that way. If you have leather shoes, purses or belts, use a simple polish to make them look like new. If a button is missing, get it replaced. If the strings are beginning to unravel on a garment, clean up that area. If there is a spot, you can use a spot treatment method to get rid of stains from coffee or wine spills. If there's a hole in your jeans, patch it up or get rid of it.
- Be honest about what's ruined.
If the hole in your jeans isn't something you can repair, it's time to say goodbye to those beloved jeans. Be honest with yourself about an item that's ready for the garbage. It's better to let go, replace the item with something better and maintain a stunning look at any given time.
As you incorporate these tips into your wardrobe, it might take a while to transition. However, if you're consistently following these tips, you'll definitely be able to look in the mirror and see an improvement in your overall look. If you truly want success, dress the part.