15 Feb 2016
February 15, 2016

NEW YEAR NEW YOU

By Dawn Mellon
February 15, 2016

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What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

If you resolve to make a positive first impression every time you meet someone in the New Year, you may want to keep in mind, you have five seconds.

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Done.

Five seconds,  according to industry experts. Five seconds for someone to size you up. Five critical seconds that could determine an endless number of outcomes. And, if that’s not scary enough, Harvard researchers have concluded it takes eight subsequent positive encounters to change a bad first impression.

Without saying a word, your appearance speaks volumes, which is way you look is so important, and, perhaps, the reason so many New Year’s resolutions revolve around improving the way you look. Worthwhile goals, if you ask me when you consider the following:

  • When you look good, you feel good;
  • The way you look affects your attitude, your self-esteem and, at times, your actions;
  • When you feel good about yourself, you walk taller, you draw others toward you proceed with an air of confidence;  and
  • Most important, you FEEL your best!

The way you look on the outside is often an indication to others of what you’re like on the inside.

Your appearance is believed by many to be an outward expression of your personality – you’re fun, you’re serious, you’re confident, or, conversely, you’re dull, you’re careless, you lack self-esteem. In fact, 93 percent of the first impression a person forms of you is based upon your appearance and other non-verbal attributes, while only 7 percent is based upon what you say.

People’s actions are often a reaction to the way you look.

In the business world, for example, your appearance can immediately set the tone for how you will be received by a prospective employer; be the reason your boss takes you more seriously than your colleagues; play a factor in customers believing you are successful, and, therefore, place their confidence in you.Your appearance tells people what you think about them. When you meet someone looking your best, it shows that person you care about him or her. Whether it’s your first date or your wedding date, dressing appropriately is an indication of your respect, not only for the occasion, but, in particular, for the individual(s) with whom you’re spending your time. A positive impression affords you the opportunity to express yourself. I believe making a positive impression by looking your best is critical to establishing your credibility, to expressing yourself, to having your opinions heard, etc. If someone forms a bad impression of you, you may never be given an opportunity to share your talent, knowledge, or experience. So, if you want to be heard, you have to be seen (in the best possible way)! A good first impression? Yes, let the ladies at Lots of Luxe help you with this. Dawn Mellon is a Dallas-based fashion stylist, known for effortlessly dressing some of our fair city’s loveliest ladies for all manner of tony appearances.

Your appearance tells people what you think about them.

When you meet someone looking your best, it shows that person you care about him or her. Whether it’s your first date or your wedding date, dressing appropriately is an indication of your respect, not only for the occasion, but, in particular, for the individual(s) with whom you’re spending your time.

A positive impression affords you the opportunity to express yourself.

I believe making a positive impression by looking your best is critical to establishing your credibility, to expressing yourself, to having your opinions heard, etc. If someone forms a bad impression of you, you may never be given an opportunity to share your talent, knowledge, or experience. So, if you want to be heard, you have to be seen (in the best possible way)!

A good first impression? Yes, let the ladies at Lots of Luxe help you with this.

Dawn Mellon is a Dallas-based fashion stylist, known for effortlessly dressing some of our fair city’s loveliest ladies for all manner of tony appearances. 

 

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