How to Make a Statement without Speaking

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In life, I have learned that first impressions are very important. But there are some times when we aren’t able to even leave that first impression. As a fashion blogger, I’ve learned that there is this thing called a “pre-impression”. It’s this impression that you have to make before you even get to speak to the other person. During networking events, I’ll often find that I don’t talk to everyone in the room either because there is not enough time or because that person may have already taken an impression from me before I had even spoke to them.

Even more, as a blogger, I don’t often to get to speak with brands before they reach out to me or determine that I am not a fit for their campaign. It’s all about the look of who you are and what you’re saying with what you do and how you look. I know it’s a bit of a harsh reality, but it is the reality that we live in.

I’ve learned that my personal style shows off my personality and how I’m feeling during the day. And I’m sure you’ve picked up on it too when thinking about how you look at people based on what they are wearing. Even when you’re getting dressed, you think about what your outfit is saying.

There are particular days that I just don’t want to be bothered, and the first thing I throw on is a pair of baggy sweatpants and an old high school t-shirt. And you know you have that same thought on certain days as well. There’s a message we convey without even speaking that leaves an impression on others.

But in that thought, we need to keep in mind that those who are not too keen to our personal style may not be people that we would mesh with in the first place.

There’s a way to speak without speaking which leads to the most important aspect of fashion. Dress for yourself. Show off your style and your personality.

Make a statement by making a trend fit you –  not the other way around. Better yet, be the trendsetter.

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Top – Chelsea28 (Nordstrom) | Jacket – c/o Boohoo | Jeans – American Eagle | tephanie Vasilidias

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