There's plenty of women out there that believe fashion and style are unimportant; that appearance shouldn’t matter, and I respect that. BUT I think most of us are aware that our intellect and personality are not what people see first, right?
We have to get past the outside to discover what's on the inside.
Not only do studies show that what we wear changes how we think and feel, research has shown that a first impression takes less than 1/10th of a second to make, which means how others perceive us is, rightly or wrongly, decided before we’ve even opened our mouths!
The good thing is that the clothes and accessories we choose to wear, the way we groom and whether or not we choose to smile are all within our control.
You have the power to change people’s perception of you.
The ability to influence how you perform and how you feel in clothing has been referred to as “enclothed cognition” and shows that what you wear can and does, quite literally transform you.
I witness this in action almost daily.
I see women who go from hiding behind loose clothing in an attempt to disguise their shape, to embracing outfits that are perfectly fitted and fabulous . . . and VOILA! Their entire body language changes. They straighten up, take on a slight wiggle in their walk and instantly become more confident.
Think about how YOU feel when you’re fabulously dressed, hair styled, makeup on.
Now think about how you feel when you’re dressed in your worst clothes, when you’ve not bothered with any makeup, your hair's a mess. You catch sight of your reflection and get that sinking feeling that can shift your mood for the worse.
What you wear and how you wear it matters. So make your outfits reflect you, elevate your mood and put a bounce in your step. It'll change your day.
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