Much to our advantage (but equally and unfortunately so a possible disadvantage), first impressions are as permanent as they are crucial; which, needless to say, naturally emulates a need to create a facade. Superficial as it may seem, good first impressions potentially result to a high probability of turning first glances into temporal, and eventually lifelong, attainments. Illustratively, when attending a networking event given the purpose of collaborating with startup entrepreneurs, which getup would more likely entice said executives to approach you and get acquainted -- a gray flannel suit fit for corporate (e.g. matching blazer and a pair of slacks over a white button down) or an intricately-manufactured, sequined-studded jumpsuit under a perfectly-tailored, gray blazer? Presumably, the former suggests a rather dull approach as if saying, "I'm normal, I'm just like everybody else -- I can do whatever anyone else could do", whereas the latter suggests a much bolder statement imposing, "I'm different, I'm not like everybody else -- I can make your company stand out in the industry", so explains an obvious measure to declaring the jumpsuit/blazer combo as the winner by a landslide; A GRAND SLAM! Think of it this way, the way you dress is your medium to success. It takes a strong ideal to get you what you want, but it takes a defying, and by all means dauntless, sense of fashion to get you noticed -- a duo dynamic to making all the difference with regards to making a first-rate first impression. And as can be done in the workplace, so be it at school; here are 5 outfit inspirations, reflective of personal thoughts and apprehensions, especially catered to students, myself included, on the first day of school: 1. "I'm a little shy -- start a conversation! Talk to me about my denim jacket!"
outfit details: Denim jacket - Stradivarius, denim skirt - Billabong, flannel - Stradivarius, shoes - Converse, bag - Accessorize, headpiece - H&M, choker - H&M, patchwork - #DesignsByKyna, paint job - #DesignsByKyna (Wilbert, an incredible designer, hand painted my denim jacket)
2. "I'm the coolest person you'll ever meet -- DON'T TALK TO ME"3. "Let's be friends!"4. "I'm in school only for connections."
outfit details: joggers - Forever21, cargo jacket - Top Shop, sunnies - Mango, clutch bag - Louis Vuitton, heels - Aldo
outfit details: floral dress - #DesignsByKyna, sunnies - Zara Men
outfit details: handbag - Kate Spade, blazer - Miss Selfridge, top - Zara, culottes - Black market in Bangkok, oxfords - Zara
outfit details: sheer cover up - Zara, sweater - Zara, pencil skirt - black market, oxfords - Charles&Keith, handbag - Prada, headpiece - H&M
Classes have already begun for some of us, but for those of you getting ready for a new semester, hope you have an awesome first day! Also, this not only applies to school, but also for work, events, parties, and basically, every occasion! HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK! And happy hunting!