Five Tips to Success For Appearance and Dress

"A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success in life." - Dr. Joyce Brothers

Update. An outdated wardrobe can rob your credibility and add years to your look. When your image says contemporary and modern, not dated and old-fashioned, people are drawn to your message and your company. Suits become outdated every 3 - 5 years for men and women.

Fit. People commonly wear clothing either too big or too small. Either of these makes you appear heavier than you are. Excellent clothing fit is a sign of elegance and helps you appear slimmer and taller.

Quality. I love to shop. And I went through a phase where I thought that more was more! Now I know that fewer pieces of higher quality are a better investment than lots of lower quality items. Invest in the highest quality business clothes that you can afford.

Color. Color can make a powerful statement. Colors like navy blue and charcoal grey convey authority, while orange and purple showcase creativity. For spring and summer, step away from black suits and look for light grey, taupe and khaki. These neutrals looks great with a pop of purple, coral or turquoise or softer florals and pastels.

Details. Accessories add personality, interest and excitement to your wardrobe. If you are feeling frumpy or boring, or are not getting noticed at events, try adding some great accessories to match your personality. Men, this can be a luxurious belt, shoes or briefcase. Women, add color with a statement necklace or scarf.