Whether we like it or not, our personal appearance plays a huge part in our lives today, professionally and personally. Every person you encounter will be impacted by your image in one way or another, as our appearance is the first indication to others of who we are. But it’s not just other people, the way we look also effects the way we feel. When you look good, you feel good.
When we meet someone for the first time, before even speaking to them, we immediately assess them on the way they look. When we see someone we think looks very stylish, we admire them. Other times, when we see someone wearing sloppy tracksuit pants, and a lumpy sweater, we assume they don’t care about the way they look.
These judgements are unavoidable, and are formed within seconds of a first encounter. The consequences of these judgements can be positive or negative, depending on how we are perceived. How do you imagine you would be treated if you walked into an upmarket store, or restaurant, looking like you just rolled out of bed? I think it’s safe to say that you would be treated less favourably than someone neatly groomed and dressed in their best.
How about a job interview, do you think you would be considered for that position you wanted if you turned up looking anything less than professional? No, it’s unlikely you would be considered. The way you present yourself is directly reflected in the way people perceive you. If you present yourself to an interview looking respectable and presentable, than you will be treated this way.
Our personal appearance is not just about first impressions, it is also important to the way we feel about ourselves. Wanting to look your best does not mean that you are vain. When we feel good about the way we look, our mood and our confidence is effected in a positive way.
Have you ever noticed yourself being drawn to a happy, confident person? We radiate our feelings and mood, and everyone around us picks up on this energy. If we are feeling confident and happy, then people will respond to us in a positive way.
You might realise that you need to make a change in your appearance, but you might not know where to start. If you are stuck in a style rut, it can be very difficult to get out of it on your own. If you are already thinking about changing your image, then rest assured, the hard part is over. Once you’ve taken this first step you can enlist the help of an image consultant for the rest.
An Image consultant won’t come along and take over your life, making you wear what they want you to wear. An an image consultant will try to find out about who you are, and how you would like to be perceived by others. They will ask questions about your lifestyle, your profession, your age, and try to discover more about your personality. They will use this information to help you define your style personality, so that other people’s first impressions of you are the right impressions.
With Melbourne regarded as the fashion capital of Australia then being a Melbourne Image Consultant and a colour and fashion stylist, and having easy access to places like Melbourne Central, Collins street, Chapel street, Bridge Road, Richmond, and Chadstone the fashion capital, where you will find all the top Australian designer labels makes it so much easier to be ahead of fashion and style and how best to apply it to image and styling.
Also having fashion events like Melbourne fashion week and L’Oreal fashion week helps keep up to date with current summer and winter fashion which is critical to an image consultant and personal fashion stylist.
If you feel that you are in need of a change, perhaps because you are stuck in a style rut, or perhaps you have had a recent lifestyle change that requires adjustments to your image, then why not enlist the help of the best image consultant Melbourne has to offer, and give us a call today.