It is party season time, a time when, apart perhaps from a job interview, first impressions are crucial.
In a room full of people, I find it really important to stand out for the good reasons only.
When I scan a room for people I find interesting and would like to get to know better, the way they dress is the first thing I look at – I work in fashion.
For instance, nothing puts me off quicker than someone dressed in a way that shouts “trying too hard to be noticed”.
It is of course a very fine balance, even an art, to be able to confidently dress in a manner that gets you noticed without giving away that your outfit was well planned, a bit like the “no make up” make up look.
Generally speaking, the people I pick out as chic and interesting at a party, invariably & instinctively follow some simple rules:
- they do not display low cleavages, therefore allowing their brain to fully show itself off.
- they do not wear sleeveless outfits if their arms are past a certain age – refer to Anna Wintour to understand that no matter how worked out an old arm may be, it’s still unattractive. Helloooo, it is also winter and only actresses on red carpets should have to freeze like that – they got the dress for free, you and I didn’t.
- they do not wear ubiquitous and instantly recognisable clothes that give away they spend too much time on Instagram.
- they wear what suits their body’s shape and not the fashion victim’s latest look.
Needless to say, but perhaps important to reinstate..
They do not wear obvious salon blowdries, fake eyelashes or nails. And they most definitely don’t over accessorise.
So in line with practising what I preach, the items currently in my various shopping carts (perhaps awaiting some Black Friday offers??) are:
And remember to have fun, because nothing a fashion designer can create will ever be sexier.