There is a connection between how we look and how we feel. Our image and style aren’t solely dependent on our physical appearance and features–it’s how we carry ourselves, what we communicate to the world, and how authentic we feel in our skin. I have gone through most of my personal and professional life using my image and style to make a powerful impression and help me achieve success. Now, I teach women worldwide how to use their image as their superpower! Many of us don’t like to admit that how we show up plays a huge part in the perception others have of us and how we ultimately feel about ourselves. However, there’s no way to ignore the direct link between our personal image and professional success. Keep reading to know the 3 reasons why your personal style can professionally hold you back.
In business, your first impression is everything! It has the power to tell people who you are without you saying a word. Within 7-10 seconds of someone seeing you, they assess your professional level, skill level, education level, personality, and more. Therefore, your personal style has the power to shape your reputation (aka your personal brand). Moreover, it has the power to open doors to new opportunities for you–or close them for good. So take your personal style seriously and get dressed with intention.
When you dress the part, you automatically look and feel like you ARE the part and deserve to be recognized and rewarded. Therefore, you are taken more seriously and more likely to be promoted. A Polished personal image and style can propel you to your next level of professional success. Why? Because professionals have a presence that exudes respect and power without saying a word.
We are more productive when we look and feel our most confident and authentic. Do you notice when you feel confident at work, you perform better? You have to get up, get dressed, and take yourself seriously because no one else will. When you look the part, you stand taller and communicate more confidently because you know you are showing up as your absolute best! So make sure you have a grasp on your personal style so it translates to who you are professionally.
Now that you know the 3 reasons why your personal style can professionally hold you back, do you feel like your wardrobe aligns with who you are or want to be? I know showing up to work feeling like you look the part can be intimidating. But it starts with YOU and your personal style journey. So if you have been wanting to reclaim your image and style, don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule a Style Chat. Let’s work together to develop your dream look and ensure you level up how you show up!