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Be Honest With Your Gift-givers About Your Size

To Be Prepared for The Holiday Season

Your holiday events calendar is an essential item to set up in advance, so you are prepared for the season. Think about all of the parties, plays, shows, and other events you might be attending or asked to go to with friends. See what is in your closet that can be worn differently or have something added to it to give it a new look.

Armed with your list of what you have, go shopping to see how you could add to what you have or purchase new items to wear for your event schedule. It is fun to see how many different ways you can wear the same things and have them look entirely different. This mindset will allow you to expand on the clothing in your closet, and it will also keep you from adding things that are not a fit with the image you want to maintain.

Making a statement in your wardrobe choices gives you consistency, giving you visual credibility with those you know and meet. The importance of this needs to be in the front of your mind when shopping. Before adding the item, you have seen. Does the new prospective item match what you know you like or want to look like with how you dress on an ongoing basis?

Remember, you will look different from the model you saw the garment displayed on when you entered the store or department where the items were being sold, in the store’s windows, or the visual department decorations around the store. Sometimes they are meant to be pretty but are impractical actually to wear.

Suppose you can be an objective shopper by knowing what you would look good in for your body type and size. In that case, it will save you hours of shopping and disappointment after trying something on, then finding it did not work for you. You have a record of what you liked from the past clothing choices and what you passed on. Bring that remembrance to the front of your thinking as you are evaluating new additions to your closet. Occasionally, try on things you have not worn in the past. You can be pleasantly surprised at what will be on your favorite silhouette list and laugh at what you find not working for you.

Being consistent with your wardrobe choices will also allow others who might want to buy your clothing gifts to choose things that will work for you. Nothing more frustrating than to open a present you do not like and then have to take time to return. Be honest with your gift-givers about your size. Yikes! Did I say that? Yes, I did.

Save them the embarrassment of getting you something that does not fit. If you like the item, but it does not fit, when you go to return it or exchange it, you are now going to be disappointed if your real size is no longer available.

Make holiday dressing this year a fun event in itself. Then when you go to the activities you have on your calendar, you will be doubly blessed. You had fun picking the outfit to wear. Then, you had fun going to the event because you knew you looked like a million dollars and then the bonus: getting compliments!

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How to Get The Competitive Edge

Updating Your Current Image

As we live, new hopes, goals, and interests, both personally and professionally, create a need for our image to change. The image changes reflect who we are, what we have accomplished, and how we want others to perceive us based on those new additions to our lives.

Your image matters

When you are going to the next level in your career or facing new challenges in your personal or professional life, your image matters. Your appearance is your packaging. Do you look like a plain brown box-or uniquely wrapped and styled so that you are the one who catches the attention of the people who meet you?

Uniquely wrapped and styled

You have worked your entire life perfecting your product -your skills, talents, personality, and appearance. Looking good equals feeling good. Each complements the other, building your self-esteem, confidence, and giving you the competitive edge.

Image needs to be updated to reflect those changes

When you make the changes in your life, your image needs to be updated to reflect those changes. Who you have become.
Incorporate into your appearance, update all of the things that support you as a person. The Body:Gram Fashion Tool is like having your stylist in your pocket or your purse. All of your clothing worn in the proper placement for your proportion supports you completely.

Knowing you look, your best is priceless.

Plan to spend time each year in updating your image to reflect your current lifestyle. Add and subtract outdated clothing items, no longer fit, or are no longer appropriate to your life activities. Turn your wardrobe into a working wardrobe rather than a hanging wardrobe. Use your personalized Body:Gram Fashion Tool to help you determine more accurately which items of clothing in your closet will stay. And which items will find a new home.

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This Is The Real Secret To Dressing Well

Help the Customer Feel Comfortable

What to Do If You Want the Job Interview to Be Successful

Many people are in the process of job hunting, promotion, and starting their own companies. If you are interested in having a positive outcome from these activities, add these tips to your search and your dressing presentation when being interviewed.

There are different types of categories for jobs in the business. Each employment method has its way of dressing to help the customer feel comfortable doing business with someone from that industry.

When interviewing, your clothing plays the most important role. Your conduct, interpersonal skills, and ability to speak intelligently and well thought out responses to questions play the next supporting roles. Appropriate clothing supports your image as a person who is serious about the interview process. You understand the nature of the industry where you want to work.

In some companies, customer contact and image presented to the customer are critical. That is why companies have dress codes and ask you to comply with their definition of how one of their employees looks. When you join someone’s staff, it’s about their image first. Your ability to abide by that allows you a position possibility. Suppose you are already employed there and up for a promotion. Many companies have image standards developed over many years. At a sometimes considerable expense, so factor in if you can fit into that dress code and standard before choosing to interview with that company.

When interviewing, your attire should be appropriate, but not take center stage. The way you select your clothing and accessories should always support your face as the place’s eye rests when they are speaking to you. When the interviewer can focus on your face, they can hear what you say when you answer the questions. They are covering your skills. Your opportunity increases significantly during this interview time. When your face is not in competition with something you are wearing, you can be seen and heard.

Dressing nicely and appropriately shows respect for the interviewer you meet. If in doubt, dress better than you might need to without overdoing it. Be sure your garments fit correctly and are appropriate for every job you are interviewing for if an employment agency is sending you. Suppose you are overdressed for one, dressed appropriately for the next interview, and not dressed appropriately for the last interview. In that case, it will waste your time and the time of the person you are meeting.

Most employment agencies are careful to do every scheduled interview in a similar business, allowing you to select what you wear. Your clothing would go into each interview successfully. I have had the experience of hearing back from someone that they wanted; they did dress appropriately. They failed to get the position offer.

Make it your responsibility as the person looking for work to ensure every place that will interview you appropriately dress in their dress code. That way, you have the best opportunity for the interview to go in your favor. You might receive an invitation to come back for the following interviews in the company hiring process.

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Your Wardrobe Will Become Very Easy and Fun

Have Consistency With Your Selected Image

The value of your wardrobe

In every area of our life, we do business with people, companies, and industries with a consistent image. That is why so much effort is on communicating consistency. It is called Brand marketing and works as well for a product as it does for a person.

See if you are consistent

Evaluate your image to see if you are consistent in every area of your dressing. Make adjustments as necessary so that you present a good impression each time from casual out to formal. Once you establish your look, it is easy to add new items to your wardrobe. Your key when you are shopping is consistency with your selected image.

Is the new piece of clothing a match

Another way to think of this is to have a bowl of apples (your image preference). You place an orange on top of the bowl, and you are immediately aware that something is different. Use this same idea as you are shopping for new items of clothing to add to your wardrobe. Is the new piece of clothing a match. In our example above, an apple, or a mismatch, is an orange. With a small amount of practice adding items to your wardrobe will become very easy and fun.

Determining new ways to wear your existing garments

Most people only wear 20 to 30% of their wardrobe. Having a working wardrobe rather than a hanging wardrobe will allow you more flexibility in the combination of outfits you have to choose from at far less cost to you. Suppose it does not fit correctly or cannot make multiple combinations with the items you are purchasing. In that case, the thing you are trying to buy is not a good addition.

Adding new items to your closet

Using this approach to purchasing clothing will save you a great deal of money. It will allow you only to bring usable items into your wardrobe. It is also useful when deciding to remove items from your existing wardrobe.

Become more flexible and have a fresh new look

Consider three ways to wear the item to achieve three different looks. Allow yourself to have fun as you are determining new ways to wear your existing garments. Then when shopping, you will have a better idea about what to add so the items already in your closet can become more flexible and have a fresh new look.

Increase the percentage of what you are wearing

Your objective is to increase the percentage of what you are wearing to a much higher number. You are looking for the 20 to 30% most people experience. Cleaning out your closet or adding new items to your closet will make you feel more in charge of your wardrobe, increasing your wardrobe’s value.

Nothing is more refreshing that to have the clothing and accessories that really do work and that are in good repair. Visit the product page to find out more about your personal fashion formula.

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A New Job May Need A Wardrobe Change

Evaluate and Remove the Clothing That No Longer Works

Facing the closet seems like facing the giants

Springtime is always when the spring cleaning bug begins to stir us into action for cleaning the house and closets. Most seem to avoid the closet until the last thing that needs to be done because of this simple reason—not knowing what to keep and what to find a new home. Closet cleaning is for any time of year and not just in the spring. It especially is for before you are looking for a new job.

How to navigate the keep-not keep debate

In helping people for years with this keep-not keep debate, my experience is that the discussion got started when some clerk at a store talked you into something that was not your best. The majority of the people who have shopped have done the same thing.
• You brought it home and hung it in the closet
• It has stayed there, maybe even with the price tag still on it
• You are not alone.

Nothing to wear

That is what gives you the feeling that you do not have anything to wear. That is true. The styles are a mixture. The fits vary, and the clothing does not go well together with other items you have in the closet. I call that a hanging wardrobe rather than a working wardrobe.

Handle the closet intruders that do not fit

Well, now it is a perfect time when the cleaning bug has us stirred to action to remove the closet intruders, those clothing items that:
• do not fit
• you do not ever wear
• need repairs you do not want to do

An online styling portfolio for men and women shows the exact style assortment for you based on your body type, size, shape, and lifestyle—extraordinary and accurate right from home. At last, a tool to help you see what to keep and what to find new homes for, whether that is re-sale shop, donation, or trash. Use the internet and browse for wardrobe planners or personal shoppers. If someone at a local store provides that service, you can get help from them too.

The hanger on-ers need to go, and this is an excellent time to start weeding them out. Facing the closet often seems like facing the giants, but you can do it.

Spring cleaning (at any time of year) can give you the extra push to evaluate and remove the clothing that no longer works for you.

Nothing is more refreshing that to have the clothing and accessories that really do work and that are in good repair. Visit the product page to find out more about your personal fashion formula.