We all remember the time when we were kids and we eagerly planned out our first day of school outfit. If you’re a Fashionista/o (like myself), you continued that tradition throughout your college years and maybe for a few of your other important firsts. First concert, first day at the job, first date, etc. If you were anything like me you pictured it and planned the smallest of details months before the actual event.
We’ve grown into this tradition of dressing up for big occasions because first impressions are very critical. Within the first few seconds of walking into a room or meeting someone for the first time, your appearance says everything about you. A navy blazer can say, “Hello, I’m respectable and can be trusted,” while a graphic tee with bright neon colors can say “Hi, I enjoy being comfortable but don’t mind standing out.” First impressions are important because your appearance can give people your 160-character Twitter bio in a matter of seconds.
This Fashionisto makes quite the impression with this ensemble. A look like this can be the perfect first for just about any first. The Fashionisto sports a blazer and keeps it trendy by turning up the lapels and the collar. A casual white button-up and a gray tie can be added for a schoolboy prep style. But it’s the pair of fitted, faded gray denim that takes this outfit from schoolboy prep to down right dapper.
But don’t stop there, accessories (whether guy or gal) are important too! And this Fashionisto accessorizes just the right way. The black LA cap adds a bit of swag to this schoolboy prep ensemble. The Fashionisto turns up the class with a classic brown leather watch. The ensemble is topped off with the perfect pair of tan leather boots that can be easily dressed casual or dressy depending on your style mood. Lastly, the Fashionisto straps on a fun polka-dot backpack and he’s ready to take on any first day.
Hint: When dressing up for a big first impression consider what you want to communicate to people. For an interview, don’t overdue it with trendiness, you may come off as too much of a risk. Stick to simple and clean and think blue for loyalty and trustworthiness.