Monday, 5 October 2009

What Gives You The X Factor?

When Kylie Minogue said on the X Factor last night 'you never get a second chance to make a first impression' although it's not the first time I have heard this expression, this time round it got me thinking ...

Day in day out we meet new faces, some bring us opportunities, others bring us new friendships. Some can open the door, others can close it ... One way or another, the end result had to start somewhere and mostly that 'somewhere' starts with our appearance.

It is statistically proven that first impressions are based on the following:

10% is based on what you say
40% is based on how you conduct yourself
50% is based on what you are wearing

These figures may vary but they give you a vague idea of how first impressions are made.

As X Factor takes over our lives (or is that just me?!) year after year it still amazes me how they whittle the 12 finalists down from hundreds of thousands. Surely ones appearance has a major influence on this decision and who can be blamed for that? These days I don't think one needs a particularly outstanding voice as it has become more about the 'look.'

One of the variety of services I provide is a Personal Shopping experience. Be it for work or pleasure, many need a little helping hand when it comes to deciding what to wear. I am constantly telling my clients that in order to feel good, they need to look good and consequently, they are amazed at the new found confidence this brings.

Never underestimate the power of ones appearance ... It will get you noticed, allow you that first step in the door and ultimately, give you the X Factor!

Keep warm and stylish


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