See around you. People are increasingly becoming conscious, self-aware and decisive about the choices they make for themselves – self-analyzing! Making the right impression is essential in today’s competitive times especially owing to prolonged recessionary trends, one needs to have an edge in almost any aspect of ones personal and professional life.
Fashion is also about attraction. We dress up and we want to look good because we want to attract. The basic purpose of fashion is attraction. To look good so that attraction can manifest.
But for attraction to manifest, just dressing up right may not serve the overall purpose.
Keep these ABCDs in your mind like I do, and you probably just about win the style jackpot!
The ABCDs are-
A – Attitude
B – Behavior
C – Communication
D – Dressing sense
To summarize - carry a positive attitude, a general sense on bonhomie and gratitude; talk nicely and intelligently; be crisp and clear in all communication; and yes, dress to the occasion!
Be the total package!
Accessories always add the extra zing to even the most boring and monotone outfits! Invest in accessories that go with most of your outfits. Semi-casual/Formal work best - since you can pair them up with both casual and formal outfits. Investing in unisexual accessories also helps! As a couple you could always swap items that match your wardrobe of the moment or the day!
Women use the vibrancy of colors in their outfits to perfection. Men should follow suit! Burst of colors in your outfit attracts positive attention!
How to Save –
Recycle and, By Investing in Wardrobe Staples
Examples – Pair of Blue denims; White shirt/top; prints – graphic, floral, plaid, polkas, stripes, animalistic; a statement watch; jackets; coats; colors – nudes for women, blue for men; black & white ensemble – monochromes! The list goes on!
Also, you probably don’t realize how well your worthless-to-you, albeit expensive clothes that you don’t wear anymore can be transformed and recycled into something more useable and wearable.
Possibilities are endless here - your expensive pocket square can be altered into a cummerbund or can be worn as a scarf. An old shirt can be re-designed! Ever heard of patches? Patches like patterned (tartans/ plaid, seersucker) can be stitched onto your shirt and can completely transform into a new statement piece!
You can give clothes you don’t wear to charities, swap them with your friends and family and even sell them online on e-Commerce sites!