You know the old cliché you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
Well, cliché it might be but it is absolutely correct. Once that first impression is made it takes a heck of a lot to dispel the image that was communicated.
That goes for the words you say, your body language and of course, your appearance, including the clothes that you wear.
Now I'm not implying that you have to be a veritable clothes horse spending the lion’s share of your income on apparel worthy of a photo shoot in Vogue; no indeed, nothing like that.
What I am suggesting is that you must be aware of the visual impression that you are leaving. Simple things like:
Best rule of thumb: Let your intelligence create the vision and not your clothes.