When appearance matters, it matters how you look. First impressions are very helpful, so dressing for success cannot be underestimated. Clothes make a statement! Therefore, this article includes tips to help teens and young adults project a professional image and maintain their uniqueness.
Avoid inappropriate clothing.
What is inappropriate? Anything that is too tight, too short, short, revealing, baggy, or baggy is inappropriate. Everything mentioned above sends the wrong message. A leader is always under the microscope; someone is always watching.
Build on the basics.
First of all, young ladies need at least one dress. Yes, dresses are still in style. Second, young ladies need at least two skirts and two blouses; white is not only classic, it is a must. By the way, if the dress or skirt is not lined, invest in a slip. Third, look for a jacket that can be worn with a skirt or pants.
Even a tailored denim jacket can be worn with dress pants or khaki pants. Fourth, ladies must purchase at least two pairs of dress shoes, flats, and heels. Finally, jeans are fine as long as they are clean, ironed, and fit. Unless you work for a sports organization, avoid tennis shoes.
Young men, on the other hand, need at least one suit, two shirts, two ties, and a good pair of dress shoes. There will be times when you need to attend a special event. As for everyday attraction, a pair of khaki pants, a shirt, and casual shoes will do the trick.
Where can you find these articles? If you’re short on cash, visit a local thrift store.
Complement with pleasure.
Less is more. With that said, avoid big, bulky and garish jewelry. On the other hand, a pearl necklace is elegant and essential. Think twice before piercing your lips, nose, and eyes. If they are already pierced, remove all jewelry before going for an interview, unless you are applying at the tattoo shop.
Wear clothes that suit your body type.
There is nothing worse than seeing a nice outfit on the wrong person. If you are not sure what works best for you, enlist the help of a fashion consultant. As you do so, get your measurements and find out which colors complement your complexion. Once you figure out what suits your build, stick with it.
Make sure your clothes are presentable.
The leaders do not appear to have gotten out of bed. Therefore, make sure your clothes are clean and ironed. If you’ve never ironed, now is the time to learn.
Keep the hairstyles conservative.
Stay away from flashy colors and wild hairstyles. Braids, locks and natural looks should be well cared for. A cool haircut for a young man works wonders.
Try to avoid tattoos.
Tattoos tend to send the wrong message. However, if your goal is to lead a motorcycle gang, it doesn’t really matter.
In closing, youth leaders exude confidence and their style of dress says it all. Make the right statement by looking like the leader in charge. Remember, you don’t have a second chance to make a good first impression.