Style Tip: Always Trust Your First Opinion
One of the pieces of advice I share with my clients, and in many of my presentations, is not to let others tell you what you should wear or buy.
I’m talking about friends, family, or the salesperson that tells you EVERYTHING looks faaaabulous on you.
Yes, I show my clients which clothes fit and flatter them the most, but I NEVER tell them what they must wear or buy.
This becomes their decision when they see how great they look in the right clothes for them, and I ALWAYS and I mean always tell my clients that the only opinion that counts when they look into the mirror is their own. Period!
Don’t let anyone tell you not to wear something that makes you happy or be talked into buying something you don’t really like.
Your first impression is the one that counts.
One of my wonderful clients needed to learn how to stop letting her mother-in-law’s negative comments get into her head, making her feel insecure while she was successfully transforming her wardrobe, life, and self-image.
Many of the clothes that she loved and made her feel happy, were being harshly criticized by her mother-in-law and now was second-guessing her own opinions.
People from different generations than yours, like moms and daughters, have VERY different style tastes and they are likely not right for you. You have to be able to say no to other’s ‘helpful’ comments and trust your own opinion.
Simply put…you need to listen to your own thoughts, not others. Allow yourself to trust your first impression when you try something on when shopping, and you’ll have a lot fewer clothes in your closet you don’t even like to wear.
There’s something powerful about that initial gut feeling, that immediate connection or disconnect with a piece of clothing or accessory.
Often, we find ourselves swayed by trends, sales, or the opinions of others, only to regret our choices later. But by tuning into your instincts and embracing your initial reactions, you can save ourselves from the burden of ill-fitting, unworn clothes.
Trusting our first impression allows us to curate a wardrobe that truly reflects our personal style, where every piece brings us joy and confidence. So the next time you step into a fitting room, listen to that inner voice and choose wisely.
Are you tired of standing in front of your overflowing closet, unsure of what truly reflects your personal style?
It’s time to take control and rediscover your fashion identity. Consider working with a personal stylist who can guide you on a journey of self-expression through clothing. We have the expertise to help you identify your unique style and curate a wardrobe that makes you feel confident and no longer thinking everyone else is dressed better than you.
No client of mine ever regretted embarking on a transformative style adventure, and if you want to discover the empowering benefits of partnering with a personal stylist, choose a time here and let’s get you started on having the joy of opening your closet and loving all the outfits in it and on you.
Scarlett DeBease, Professional Image Consultant and Wardrobe Stylist, is the founder of “The Always Know What To Wear Program™“. As an Image Consultant, Speaker & Savvy Personal Shopper, she shows women how to project confidence & success by always knowing what to wear. As a bonus, Scarlett’s tips will help you Look Younger, Thinner and Taller while projecting Confidence & Success as you now will be wearing the clothes that fit and flatter you the most. Scarlett believes women deserve Real-Overs, not makeovers.
Visit her at: www.scarlettimage.com/