Henry Ward Beecher said it best when he stated: “Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance”. 

The fashion industry has always been a cornerstone to the wardrobe.  The clothes you choose to wear can impact all areas of your life, including your career.  From great first impressions to commanding respect in a presentation, our style choices say a lot…. 

So whether it’s the pyjama set you relax in after a hard day or the bespoke suit you wear to work, it’s worth noting how your garments of choice affect your mood, just like how fragrances can!

Which is why Mercedes Benz was such a great event to be featured in for the second year running….. We love a fashion show... But to be featured in Mercedes Benz Fashion Show not only allowed us to showcase our Mood Essentials™ with an amazing range of high energy, creative and passionate fashion labels…..but to be a part of a cool event that helps people feel good, as both fashion and fragrances offer a similar benefit…which is..... both can help you feel good as both can affect your mood….. here’s how:

Improve Your Self Confidence
There are many different aspects of everyday life that can influence your self-confidence. 

We tend to feel more comfortable and at ease when we are confident, and for many people, their self esteem stems for their appearance.  It’s incredible to think that a dress, a suit, a hat or even a new pair of trainers can alter your approach to specific scenarios – but hey, humans are a weird and wonderful bunch.

The link between clothing and confidence isn’t always for the same reason.  For some people, its due to the way it makes them look -which can prove to be especially crucial for people who are conscious about their weight.  For others, it’s much more about the brands they wear and presenting a bespoke and “on trend” look which for many people is an essential part of their self image. 

To help get that extra boost of confidence,  layer our I Have Confidence Mood Essentials™ fragrance and I Have Confidence body wash.  Both have been designed specifically to help to boost self esteem, positivity and clarity by a blend of twenty one 100% natural essential oils.

Career Empowerment
In the 1980’s the power suit not only redefined woman’s fashion but also made a statement about female professionals being authoritative figures in the workplace. And although these days you may want to leave the shoulder pads at home, the importance of clothing, appearance and other people’s perception of you is still vital in a professional arena.   

For men, a red tie is called the power tie for a reason and by wearing a red tie you are implying you mean business.  Just like Tiger Woods wears a red shirt to convey dominance, the red tie is a re-affirmation of strength, authority and dominance within the professional world

The types of clothes that empower you at work will depend on the industry you’re part of.  For some, this may come in the form of a custom tailored suit that wows colleagues and clients, while presenting an image of a consummate professional. 

Many companies have a casual-professional dress code so there’s more focus on putting an outfit together that makes you feel comfortable and confident.  Two traits that can work wonders in the workplace where stress and anxiety are common.

Our I Have Focus, I Have Calm and I Have Confidence Mood Essentials™ fragrances are also little gems as they have been all designed to help you feel good, by:

I Have Calm helps to reduce stress and relax the mind all while offering a great fragrance, while I Have Focus is an intelligent blend of eight 100% natural essential oils that help you stay focused by boosting clarity, productivity, concentration and decision making and lastly our I Have Confidence lets you inhale confidence and exhale doubt by boosting self-esteem and positivity.

Relaxing at home
The majority of the clothes we buy tend to be for time spent outside of your home, but there’s a lot to be said for investing in some comfy items that help you to relax during your downtime.  For example, treating yourself to some luxury pyjamas not only means that you’ll be lounging around in the comfiest of comfy clothes, but it also will give you an excuse to spend more time relaxing and avoid burning yourself out.

Although many workplaces have adopted a more casual dress code, it’s always a nice feeling to come home and put on clothes that allow you to completely forgot about your job.  Whether this is a t-shirt and jeans, a summer dress or any other outfit that helps you to chill out – being able to relax and recuperate is vital for your body, mind.

I Have Calm also helps you chill out with a blend of fourteen 100% essential oils all designed to help you de-stress, relax the mind & body and don’t forgot this multipurpose fragrance also can be used as a pillow spray to help you enjoy a good night’s sleep

To enjoy the Zen, layer with our I Have Calm body wash that moisturises and harnesses the power of lavender to help leave your skin feeling relaxed & smooth not to mention wonderfully scented.

In Great Gear Lies Great Stamina

When you wake up knowing it is time to hit the gym there be days when you are not feeling like your strongest self, you might even consider skipping the workout and just staying in bed. 

The right gear can turn that situation around.  Your old grey sweatshirt might not do the trick, but the proper sweat-kicking workout clothes, or specially designed active wear that ensure you get the most out of your work out, but still feel good in your skin will get you out the door.

Partner your active wear with our I Have Focus or I Have Confidence to help you reach your goals, not to mention I Have Calm is the perfect partner to any yoga class you may undertake. 

Dress to impress
Whether you are just being interviewed for a job, or you are already a true high-flyer career person, how you present yourself to your superiors, employees and your potential or current business clients is almost as important as what you bring to the table, smarts and business acumen.   

Great presentation is half the work, so just as you would be more trusting and willing to try a dish that is excellently designed, the way to get your great ideas across, to show your knowledge and confidence, you first have to make a great and powerful first impression, and that impression starts with your outfit.

However, your attire does not only ooze confidence visible to the world, it evokes confidence from within.  Once you are dressed to impress, that inner empowerment will shine through and be noted by others.  There is a reason smart clothes are called power clothes.  It is for this reason that you should always have well-tailored pieces in your wardrobe arsenal.  These are more than clothes; they are your investment, your power tools and your confidence builders, just like our I Have Confidence Mood Essentials™, specially designed to allow you to stand tall and walk proud.

Invisible Power tools
If you are getting ready for a social gathering, or even more importantly, a romantic night out or a first date, you might experience positive nervousness, date-jitters and sometimes even question whether you look good enough.  The two colours that help boost your confidence in your own sex-appeal and beauty are black and red.

Black, for many people, helps bring confidence and fierceness forward, it is their power colour.  Red, however truly is the colour of love and it does not only help make YOU feel more desirable and sexy.

If, however, you need an additional helping hand, the right undergarments can make you feel like gold.  You may be the only person who knows what is under the dress, but that secret enables you to own the room and helps you feel like the most appealing woman standing there. 

Enjoy the best of both worlds as well with our Melissa Allen Mood Essentials™ offer an amazing fragrance to enjoy but also have the extra benefit of helping you feel good at the same time….

Enjoy life as Happiness never goes out of style! xx

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