First Impressions Count ! Guest Blogger
You might have a first date or be attending one of South Downs Introductions singles events. Whatever the occasion, you want to look your best, and first impressions do count.
Research tells us that someone judges you in the first three seconds based on how you look, your body language and what you’re wearing. That’s before you say or do anything. So while what you wear and how you look may seem superficial, in our image-conscious age it is vitally important in defining ‘who you are’.
So what should you think about when preparing for that exciting first date or event ? Here are some of my top tips:
- Preparation is everything. Don’t leave it to the last minute to decide what to wear. Nothing is more panic inducing than discovering a broken zipper, missing button or not having the right socks/jumper/bag etc. Gather your full outfit and try it on a week in advance. This gives you time for any last minute dry cleaning, shoe reheeling or to fill in any missing gaps
- Dress as you, for you. Don’t try and be someone else or what you think others expect. For example, women: if you never wear heels, don’t wear towering stilettos – you will feel (and look) very uncomfortable. Men: if you feel most comfortable in a suit but are going to a smart casual event and don’t want to look out of place, keep it smart with dark jeans or chinos and a blazer. And everyone: pay attention to fit – ill-fitting clothing makes you look sloppy
- Pay attention to the details. It goes without saying, really, but it’s surprising the number of people who ignore the small details. Clean teeth, hair and nails, please. Enough said.