For most of us, there are moments when we want to look our best like a first date or an interview and we all know that our clothes say plenty about us. Those first few moments will convey what you think of yourself and what you think of the person you are meeting with. Here are 3 accessories you didn’t know people were judging you on.
If you’re planning on paying for anything at any point during your meeting, then other people are going to get a peek at your wallet. Now, think carefully, how old is your wallet? How clean is it and is it stuffed full of receipts? If it’s made of fabric and more than a couple of years old, then think about trading up, especially if you what the world think that you’re a grown-up who can actually afford to buy things. You’ll want to make sure that your wallet is up to date and has a nod to current fashion, so try out a dedicated review site. If you splashed out on a gorgeous leather wallet a few years ago, then give it a wipe with a damp cloth, a clear out and you’re good to go.
If you’re heading off for an interview or a business meeting, then you will probably wind up needing to write or sign something. You don’t want to have a pen in your pocket that you got for free from your last trip to the bank. People are going to determine how successful you truly are from the accessories you have with you and carrying around a decent pen will show that you’re aware of how you appear to the world. Don’t just assume that spending a large amount of money will ensure you’ve got a flashy pen, you’ll want a pen that actually works well. Check through reviews of pens to give you a good guide to what is a flashy fashionable mistake and which pen styles are timeless.
Plenty of us have heard the tales of people heading to an interview and being rude to someone on the subway, only to meet them shortly afterward in the interview. When you’re traveling around you never know who might be sitting next to you, so you’ll want to look smart and put together. Perhaps you want the world to know you’re serious about your music or that your eardrum health is important to you. Earphones have come a long way in a short amount of time, so it’s vital that you check what reviewers are saying about the newest styles available. Earphones are also super trendy, so depending on your style you might want the latest look or maybe something a little more classic.
You don’t want people to get the wrong impression of you just because of a lack of thought on your part, so choose those accessories wisely.
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