Dress to Impress Tip # 28

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What you do right before you walk into that meeting or that interview, can set the tone, how you feel about yourself and boost your confidence, even put a spring in your step and have you stand straighter and smile brighter.

So before you walk in, get something small off your to do list, make that phone call, schedule that appointment, have a small win so that you can set yourself up for an even bigger one.

Maybe write down 3 things for which you are grateful, now.

Acknowledge if there is anxiety or fear of failure, “what will they think of me” all the disempowering conversations in your head and choose something else, you are bigger than those thoughts repeat to yourself “I am enough!” ala Merissa Peer https://iamenough.com/. Or flip it anxiety and nervousness, are synonyms for excitement, they elicit the same feelings in your body, just cause different hormones to be released. Let the dopamine flow!

Envision yourself being “that” person.  Your future, successful, confident self.  That is who you are now.

Your imagination is a powerful thing.

Dress to Impress Tip # 27

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Accessories are great to add color, and a bit of personal style.

But as the great Coco Chanel said “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory”

There is such a thing as too much, and understated makes a statement all by itself.

On the hand the right accessory, can make you pop!

A long pair of earrings are great, but don’t pair them with a matching necklace (short necklace)

A beautiful necklace doesn’t need a complex earrings, something simple and close to the ear is perfect.

A long chain with an interesting ornament can make a tunic or beautiful white shirt pop.

Beware the chunky, trendy necklace, it’s fun and a great way to accessorize if it doesn’t overwhelm you or your outfit.

With a pattern dress (or shirt) keep your accessories simple, solid gold, silver or pick a color from the pattern and pick that up in your jewelry. Pick a tie in one of the colors of the shirt, or a smaller or bigger pattern that your shirt, but in the same color way.

Now that fabulous bracelet you bought on that memorable vacation, or that necklace you got from your grandmother, or your mothers earrings that make you feel loved and supported, well you should wear when you need a boost of confidence….Just keep it simple, elegant and timeless.

And you will always win your game.