We don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Everyone knows this. We can spend a long time trying to convince others of our qualities, but we will have a difficult time being perceived as genuine if our appearances do not sync with the values we are trying to express. The image we choose to portray to others is a big reflection of ourselves. “Dress for Success” can be achieved if you know how to. Let’s see how we can dress for success with BLUM!
On Melissa: Cassie Detailed Jacket in Black (SGD 269)
1. Put on a Suit or a Jacket/ Blazer
An extra-professional look for occasions such as a job interview, meeting a new client, or when you are giving a presentation is necessary. Wearing a jacket/ blazer can elevate the look and bring out the essence of success! Jackets keep your look simple but classy. Less is more.
On Jenny: Cassie Detailed Jacket in Red (SGD 269)
Opportunities come by more when you are dressed professionally. Dressing professionally also increases your self-confidence! With great self-confidence, you tend to be more comfortable in tough or new situations, which will increase your odds of succeeding!
2. Prepare a Wardrobe of Essentials
Stockpiling your work wardrobe can be expensive, especially if you do not want to since repeat your pieces as often. However, if you do your shopping correctly, you can save yourself money in the long run. A well-cut dress, pencil skirt, a blouse, wide leg trousers, heels and bags are essentials one must have to dress for success.
Shop for dresses that are tailored or altered to suit your body shape. Skirts that are knee-length or slightly shorter/ longer create a more professional look. Avoid blouses that are transparent, tight fitting, or have low necklines, revealing waistlines. These details detract people from your face.
On Melissa: Callie Dress with Transparent Sleeves (SGD 259)
On Melissa: Dalis Bodycon Dress (SGD 259)
To create original, eye-catching outfits that give you confidence while making you look amazing requires time and effort. Get into your wardrobe and start experimenting which pairing works. You can do this after a shower on a weekend, or in the evening when you want to find something to do with your “me-time”. Be creative and be yourself!
4. Play With Colours
While the cut, style, and fit of your clothes are important, the first thing most people are going to notice is the colour of your outfit. The colour can have a serious psychological impact on the person looking at you, so depending on how you want to present yourself.
On Melissa: Cassia Flare Dress (SGD 259)
Identify the colours that you feel most comfortable with and evaluate how appropriate they are for your work environment. If you decide that they’ll make you stand out in a less than beneficial way, consider wearing an accessory or a lighter hue of your favourite colour. This will also allow a strong look that portrays confidence.
On Jenny: Denise Flare Dress (SGD 259)
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