Style: More Than a Fashion Statement

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Once you have decided what being your authentic self means to you and you have worked on the mind body and spirit that fits that mold, recognize that outer appearance as well as communication habits must match those values, i.e., wanting to gain the respect of investors or potential clients begs the necessity to look as if you want that business. Just as wanting to win over a new love interest must also depict synchronous harmony between ones appearance, behavior, communication and the occasion.

Notwithstanding one’s socio-economic status, not caring about neatness, hygiene, etc., will turn others away even when one has several commas in their pay grade. People “buy into” people and want to see those whom they trust or those presenting integrity, especially during an initial impression and must at least look as they fit that bill. Example, showing up to a baseball game in a full business suit and tie doesn’t lend credibility on a baseball field or in the dugout, just as claiming to be a model but your smile is brown from smoking doesn’t exactly lend credibility, as well as using poor grammar but professing to be a stellar author doesn’t go over well..

It’s not my intention to astound my followers with this next statement, but your image does not simply thrive off of your clothing design, form, or characteristics. Your communication approach, your behavior, listening and you’re thinking process are major factors in this game. If you are a person who looks the part, but the behavior you exemplify is belittling, judgmental, gossipy, or negative or you cut others off mid-sentence without a reasonable purpose, thus you impact your image and your personal brand.

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For a consultation on existing style and strengthening tactics: Dr. Chris Michelle can be reach at thelifeandstyleexecutive@gmail.com and Dr-Chris Michelle on Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Style: More Than a Fashion Statement

  1. MsAnne says:

    One must look the part for what ever their purpose may be. I am big on presentation and effort. Everything doesn’t have to be high end or designer. Just to know one has pride in their appearance and work speaks volumes. I do find that at times some individuals can not handle and may try to minimize or discredit ones ability to look neat/polished with comments like, ‘is that real?’ How much did that cost?’ Some people want everyone to blend in with them and not stand out. I can’t help I can make a pair of Old Navy pants look like I got them off the rack of Bergdorf. Overall be proud of your work, appearance and class. 💁🏽

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