How to Dress to Impress

By May 21, 2023Guest Post

Want to learn the art of dressing to impress? While it may seem like a daunting task, once you have a few tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be compiling lookbooks together effortlessly. Style is key to how we make those all-important first impressions, so it’s worth taking the time to get the basics nailed. Here are a few things you should consider to get the most out of your wardrobe – and your look.

First impressions

Our clothing helps us to convey first impressions – and as we know, first impressions are key. While we may like to think that we look beyond someone’s appearance when meeting them for the first time, it matters more than we might expect. 

Whether you’re at work, a dinner party or meeting someone new, make people’s heads turn when you walk into the room with a look that is perfectly put-together, yet oozes character. How you do this will become clearer in the following sections.

Dress code

Sometimes you’ll need to follow a dress code when pulling an outfit together. It might be for a wedding or a more casual garden party. Either way, follow the guidelines closely when selecting pieces from your wardrobe. It’s a case of toeing the line between the code and splashing your own style into the mix.

Where there isn’t a clear dress code, reach out to the host or to others attending the event to get an idea of what others will be wearing, then tailor your own look into something that fits the bill. Try simple swaps, such as heels for smart sandals, or a dress for smart flared trousers. There are plenty of ways to add your own spin while adhering to the dress code.

Create a cohesive look

When dressing to impress, being able to compile a cohesive look is key. A cohesive wardrobe is one filled with items that can be mixed and matched well together – but that doesn’t mean these items have to be dull and plain.

You could have some colourful patterned trousers for example and as long as you have several suitable tops, jackets and shoes to pair them with, you’re in a great position. Don’t forget about accessories either, from jewellery to shoes, handbags to sunglasses. You could choose a TAG Heuer watch as an accessory knowing that it will match perfectly with your other jewellery and a good proportion of your garments. 

Build confidence

Confidence is key. And while our clothing is important, how we carry ourselves can be crucial to how we appear to others. 

Wearing your outfit with confidence is what brings everything together. So rather than shying away, be sure to make eye contact and smile. But this doesn’t just mean body language – get experimental with your look too!

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