Being the best dressed at any occasion should not be mutually exclusive and dressing for every occasion doesn’t need to be anxiety inducing or cost you an arm and a leg. Dressing to impress should be easy if you know all the simple tips that makes all the difference. Apart from having an impact on your confidence level, the way you dress can create an unforgettable impression on others and when you feel good in it, you will definitely look great and emit same vibes.
The dress codes of yesterday may be outdated but learning how to dress comfortably while still looking good and dressed appropriately for the occasion takes just a little understanding and a lot of creative imagination. Today’s dress codes are more about dressing in what you feel comfortable in than any rigorous rules of yesterday. There are a few rules of thumb to follow when dressing for every occasion:
- Dress more toned-down for first impressions except when you want to look hot.
- Dress formally for formal events and casual-comfortable for others.
- Accessorize for the moment
- For casual events, your comfort is king.
These four simple rules should act as a guide and give you a basic outline that offers you the opportunities to dress with individual flare and look good for the occasion and also, another thing to put into consideration is that while an outfit may look good on a magazine cover, you may feel overwhelmed if you try to compare how it looks on you with the model so, don’t go into fashion by how an outfit looks on others instead dress by how you feel.
If you are keen to creating an unforgettable first impression, here is all you should put into consideration:
DRESS FOR THE OCCASION AND FOR THE MOMENT
We all have a mixture of casual and formal pieces which allows us to dress appropriately for different occasions. Learning to dress for the occasion is an essential requirement when it comes to putting together looks that will impress and create that all-important positive first impression. Understanding what type of event and expectations for the attire is a major determining factor. For example, shorter dresses are appropriate for dinner dates and on the other hand, long dresses would be ideal if you were going fine-dining and for work related events, tone-downed outfits are appropriate considering layering as well are essential to exude professionalism and comfort. Another quick tip is to be prepared always. So before you raid your closets at the last minute, put aside some outfits and try some options on. If you know what you are wearing and it makes you feel good, this sets the tone for the day but when you have to rush around trying desperately to find something you love and occasion appropriate, you are likely to run late, be stressed and not feel as confident or comfortable as you should.
EXPLORE THE GOODNESS OF ACCESSORIES
There are different accessories for every occasion and knowing when to switch to fit the occasion can be a game-changer. Switching from hoops to studs can change your entire outfit from casual to business
professional in a flash also, rings, necklaces and chains can make your lunchtime with friends go from wow to extraordinary. Glasses used to be something everyone avoided, making contact lenses popular but in recent times, glasses have been embraced as accessories. They have become an “IT” thing to wear as an accessory and when worn on makeup, can highlight your facial features.
THE RIGHT SHOES AND BAG IS EVERYTHING
The right shoes make an outfit and there is a lot of flexibility in what you can wear with different ensemble and for different occasions these days and it wasn’t too long ago before the perception of the more “dressy” you are, the more you needed to wear heels was disregarded. Nowadays, you can pull off a variety of shoes from flats to sneakers depending on the look that is most comfortable and befitting for your outfit. Handbags on the other hand are essential accessories and the foundation for any outfit. For most of us, our handbags are our mobile houses because it literally contains our everyday essentials and we would be lost without them. It is one of the basic things we will never leave the house without. Owning and investing in a luxury handbag is a fashion tip that remains timeless to match up all your outfits even when other trends are changing.
HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL
For a look to catch attention and impress, you can almost always guarantee that the person involved has paid attention to details I mean the devil is always in the details. Looking great isn’t always about choosing an amazing dress, the shoes, jewelries and other accessories are as important too. Even the fact that your dress has been freshly ironed cannot be ignored as well as carefully treating your clothes to some TLC to overcome the temptation of having to wear items that don’t look their best. When getting ready, put off laziness and put into consideration every aspect of your look. Remember, the goal is to leave an unforgettable first impression.
SHOW UP WITH YOUR BEST FACE
When it comes to makeup, the key is subtlety. After foundation, mascara and eye shadow, underutilize your makeup for a healthy, natural look that is perfect for any occasion. For formal events, hair and makeup should be on-point unless you are heading to a wedding or a black tie event. Under-toning your makeup will help you highlight your features and accessories without having to redo your makeup when you change between events not to forget your hair which speaks volumes and goes an extra step to complementing your makeup, highlighting your facial features and putting your best face out there.
SMELL LIKE A MILLON BUCKS
The power of smell is incredible and scents can create vivid memories and evoke powerful emotions in people. So for an unforgettable effect, part of your outfit should include planning around the type of perfume or fragrance to wear. Depending on your taste, you can find a variety of scents to create your signature fragrance.
WHY YOU SHOULD DRESS TO IMPRESS FOR EVERY OCCASION
Dressing to impress, no matter what the occasion is a reflection of your inner drive, your self-worth and character because when you look good, you feel good. Here’s why you should always go all out:
- Dressing to impress keeps you prepared for the unexpected like running into someone you didn’t expect while having in mind that meeting someone new can happen anywhere and you should always look your best. You never can tell who might be approaching you for your next big level.
- A lifted spirit does wonders for accomplishing goals. When you look good and all out to impress, you will feel better about yourself and a boost of confidence on a day when you are feeling less than stellar makes a great impression.
Finally, when in doubt, dress up! Dress codes can wreak havoc when it comes to planning outfits for events. If you are eager to impress, it is always better to dress up rather than down. You would rather walk into a room in a killer outfit and see others dressed slightly more casual than rock up a pair of jeans when everyone else are in elegant dresses. But if there is an expected dress code, you can still shine under the spotlight. Go turn some heads girl!