With the temperatures going in the right direction and the winter months behind, it is time to project your image of newness with the bold addition of color. In the colder months when the sun is hiding behind the clouds, it is easy to slip into a routine of darkness of attire too. A bright color adds a little smile to your look, and the edge of confidence when making a killer first impression.
For men, add a bit of color with a pocket square peeking out, there are numerous videos on YouTube to learn how to place them, try this one: 6 Ways to Fold a Pocket Square. A bit of color on the cuff or collar is another place to add, and for a whisper of color, add a bold lining to your jacket. Of course, hosiery the place for a big splash of color as your ankle peeks out under the cuff of your trousers.
For women, add some color with a pop in your shoes or handbag as shown in the lead photo. An underpinning is another great place to brighten up, wear a tank under your jacket that speaks of spring and summer. Bright colored beads, especially turquoise or coral, add that bit of levity. Same as the men, add color to your cuff, collar or placket of your shirt.
Step out in confidence with your image of success and watch the results follow. Learn more in First Impressions Last, book coming soon. A first impression happens in the blink of an eye, this book guides the professional woman with modern attire for boardrooms to offices to business dinners to business casual to weekend wear. With these easy steps, the professional woman has an updated, functional wardrobe, focused shopping list and most of all, a first impression that lasts of competence, power and success.
Patty Soltis is the Founder & CEO of STYLEdge® Fashion LLC, an image consulting company that works with alpha professionals to establish credibility in the eyes of their clients without saying a word.
For the past three years, she has worked with business leaders and their organizations to understand image and how it reflects on their brand. Patty travels locally, nationally and internationally to speak about professional attire in a factual, but always entertaining manner. She is seen as an expert on television, online and print media on this subject. Her first book on professional attire for females is near completion, it is an updated, modern version of Dress for Success based on the attire needs today for the professional.
Patty’s background in retail management for over 20 years, mostly as a Vice President/General Manager, for companies such as Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Marshall Fields developed her experience in business, retail and fashion. The training and education that she received has led to her success as an image consultant; this combines her business acumen with her lengthy knowledge of fashion, style and attire needed for success.
The STYLEdge® clients will tell you with energy, enthusiasm and excitement how this has improved their performance and results.