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How To Make A Great First Impression With Your Personal Style

Written by: Angela Haynes-Ranger, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


We all know that first impressions matter. Within seconds of meeting you, people will form opinions of you based on your appearance, so it's something to be aware of.

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Your personal style is a unique way you can express yourself. It can help to reflect your personality as well as your lifestyle. Personal style is not just about following the latest fashion trends, it’s about creating a distinct and individual look that makes you feel comfortable and confident. It’s about knowing yourself and what works best for you. Personal style is a powerful tool for self-expression and can have a significant impact on how others perceive and interact with you.

There are some key elements that can help you make a great first impression, help to enhance your personal style and leave a positive and lasting impression on others.

Here are some important areas to consider:

Dress Appropriately For The Occasion

One of the most important factors to consider when making a great first impression with your personal style is dressing appropriately for the occasion. Whether it's a job interview, a networking event, a casual meet-up with friends or a special event, make sure to dress in a way that is appropriate and respectful of the occasion.

Pay Attention To Fit

Another key factor to consider is the fit of your clothing. Be mindful to take your body shape into consideration. Ill-fitting clothes can be both unflattering and distracting, while clothes that fit well can help to enhance your best features and make you look and feel more confident.

Choose Colours That Flatter You

Colours can have a big impact on how we are perceived by others, so it's important to choose colours that flatter you and enhance your skin tone as well as your features. Experiment with different colours and tones to find the ones that work best for you. For example, if you have a warm skin tone, earthy colours like olive green and warm beige may be more flattering than cool colours like blue and purple.

Invest In Quality Pieces

Investing in quality pieces that are well-made and durable can not only make you look great but also help you feel more confident and put-together. Quality pieces tend to be cut and structured more flatteringly, and although may cost more initially, will last longer and save you money in the long run.

Accessorise Wisely

Accessories can help to enhance your personal style and add a great finishing touch to your outfit. However, it's important to choose accessories wisely and not overdo them. A few well-chosen pieces can go a long way in making a great first impression. Well-chosen accessories, such as a statement necklace or a pair of simple earrings, can add a nice finishing touch to your outfit.

Be Authentic

Above all, it's important to be true to yourself and wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident. Don't try to be someone you're not, as this will come across as inauthentic and may make you feel insecure.

Ultimately, the key to making a great first impression with your personal style is to be true to yourself. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident, and don't try to be someone you're not. Authenticity is important, and people can sense when you feel uneasy, so go out there, be confident and make a lasting positive impression on others.

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Angela Haynes-Ranger, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

In addition to having a business and legal background, Angela is a certified Style Coach and graduate of the London College of Fashion and British College of Professional Styling. She is a 1 international bestselling co-author, speaker and award winner and has worked with brands such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Estee Lauder. Having worked in various leadership roles within the corporate world, she now uses her expertise to help women feel stylish, confident and empowered. This has seen her travel internationally to deliver workshops in addition to 1-1’s and coaching programmes. Her aim is to help women gain their confidence and their ability to shine, and to elevate and embrace their own personal brand.



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