Dressing for YES is all about maximizing the opportunities that come your way in life.

You may have heard that another person’s first impression of YOU happens in the first 10 seconds after you meet. A sizing up so to speak that is hard-wired in us when we meet other humans.

More than 50% of first impressions are made by appearance alone. So that is more than half of what someone will make of you before you even began to speak.

And what is relevant about those impressions?

How you show up is related to how others perceive AND receive you.

I happen to think that most of us want to be liked in life situations. Be accepted. 
So, how you show up and present yourself will make a difference in what happens next.

It seems that most of us are seeking new opportunities, both in business and in our personal lives, so if 50% or more of one’s first impression happens in those 10 seconds it’s wise to optimize an opportunity.


Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly

Some wise words, translated from the ancient Greek philosopher, Epictetus. So what does that mean to you?

Take a moment to think about some things you know about yourself… it could be, how you like to spend your time; do you find yourself to be extroverted or introverted; colors that attract you.

Think along the lines of movie role models. Men: are you a Clark Kent type or do you lean more towards Indiana Jones or even James Bond? Women: are you a Bridget Jones or Lara Croft or more Lady Mary from Downtown Abbey.

And of course, none of these may apply, because as Oscar Wilde purportedly said,

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

Admiring someone else can give you a starting point for developing characteristics that you would like to embody but remember you are unique and no one else is quite like you.

It is important to really understand yourself in order to convey your essence to someone. 
In many situations, having a connection to yourself will enable you to share with others so they will know you and like you.

This is not an egotistical proposition. You will have many opportunities to learn about others… this is a prompt to get you to tune in to yourself and how you can express the real you without words when you are out in the world.

And this is the essence of Dressing for YES—finding and expressing your uniqueness through your wardrobe and styling choices.

Meet Ginger

When I arrived at the networking meeting, my colleague walking in at the same moment said to me “Oh I see you are late, too.”

I turned to her and said “No, I”m just on time for my life!”

That statement I expressed out loud jolted me into a realization. How blessed I am to be where I am and living the life I choose. I am fully aware of how fortunate it is to have a great network of friends and family that I care for.

It is also good for me to know that I am doing work in the world to assist others in feeling better about themselves.

I do this by authentically interacting with people and, if a person and I happen to be in a client/coach situation, I guide them to open up to the positives in their life and zero in hope to express that to others.

I feel people’s inner and outer image are best intertwined, so not only can we focus on mental attitude, I help clients to express themselves through their wardrobe and appearance. So, know who you are and feel good about it. Sharing that with the world is fun and has great rewards.

Lighten up, dress up, dress down, laugh a lot and we will have a grand time together with results for you.

Credentials I have. Experience, I have. Fun WE will have together. You will be happier.


How I Can Help

Where could you use a confidence boost?

  • You finally got that great promotion?
  • Are you meeting your partner’s family for the first time?
  • Did you just land your dream job?
  • Are you getting (back) into dating?
  • You’re returning to work after a longish absence?

There are many life situations where our appearance can make or break how we feel going into that situation. And the more confidence we have in that first impression that we will make, the more we can make of that opportunity!

My wardrobe analysis is designed to help.

We’ll get together for 90-120 minutes and walk through your current wardrobe with the goal of:

  • pinpointing 2-3 upcoming situations where you want to look your best
  • finding a pulled-together outfit for each those situations
  • identifying any key missing pieces from your wardrobe that you can put on your to-be-purchased list

So let’s say you have just got that big promotion you’ve been working towards for the past year and you’ll be stepping into a people management role for the first time. Some likely scenarios you’ll be stepping into could be:

  • Running a weekly team meeting where you need to be casual (you work for a tech company after all) and yet smart enough to convey the fact that you are the boss now.
  • Giving monthly presentations to your boss and his peers, where you know you need to step up your wardrobe game a little more than a regular workday to improve your credibility.
  • You’ll be heading out of the office several times a quarter to meet with prospective clients on both coasts and need to understand how to dress for YES on the other side of the country!

I will work with you and your wardrobe as it is to find outfits that give you the exact boost you need in all of these situations.

If this sounds like the help that you need then scroll down this page, fill out the simple contact form and let’s get started on getting you Dressing for YES!

Let’s Talk

Are you ready to build your confidence by making some simple changes to your wardrobe?

Let’s hop on the phone for a short chat, where I can learn a little bit more about you and offer some simple tips to help get you started in the right direction.

Just fill out the form below, click on the button and your message will be winging it’s way to my inbox. I’ll be back in contact within a couple of days to find a good time for both of us to chat.

I’m looking forward to talking with you.


e.g. new job, promotion, returning to work