09/24/12 - 0 Comments
How To: Stand Out At a Party
Whether it comes from being shy or it simply as a result of not knowing anyone, many have suffered from “wallflower syndrome.” It can be so easy to blend into the crowd and hold up the wall at a social event, especially parties—after all, no one wants to embarass themselves or blurt out something totally gauche.
It can be hard to break past the impulse to draw ourselves in, but it’s pretty difficult to have a good time if you spend all of it on the wall alone. However, standing out doesn’t mean you have to camoflauge your personality. Below, we have come up with some tips that can help you to stand out at the social event of the century, whilst remaining your truly brilliant self!
First things first…Walk in with a smile. No one wants to see you frown—that will only put people off. Wearing a dazzling smile can instantly make you feel more confident and will ultimately draw others in. Studies have also shown that smiling can instantly increase your mood, so if you’re looking to calm some nerves, wear that beautiful smile of yours and waltz right in.
Be comfortable…Don’t wear something that’s going to require you to stop breathing. If you’re in something too tight, how can you have a good time dancing? And don’t over-do it with the makeup. Wear something translucent and light and just show off that natural beauty of yours. Put on an outfit that you feel at your best in. Whether it’s a sparkly dress or your favorite jeans, wear something that makes you feel good and is party appropriate. Try and add a bright element to your outfit to draw peoples’ eyes to you. When you’re in something that you feel drop-dead gorgeous in, you’ll stand out further because you feel confident. Don’t be so focused on impressing everyone else—worry about impressing yourself first and foremost.
Make an approach…Accept the fact that you may be shy and nervous around large groups of people. Once you accept this, tell yourself that the only way to stand out is to make the effort. If you see someone holding up the wall just like you, make an approach. Make them feel more comfortable. In doing that, you’re making yourself feel more comfortable, as well as making contact. Approaching can be hard, but if you can work up the nerve to chat someone up, you will bring more people to you. Make the effort to move around the room and talk to people. Be the nicest you you can possibly be!
Now get crazy…But not too crazy. Do something that no one would see coming. Get in the middle of the dance floor and bust a move! Start a soul train line! Do whatever you feel like doing! If you start dancing, it will help others let loose and get on the floor with you. If they see you having a good time, they’ll want to join in. No doubt that once you start moving, your shyness will dissipate and you won’t have to worry about what everyone else thinks.
And last but not least…BE YOURSELF! Don’t be so nervous that your personality disappears, or so afraid of what people are thinking about you. Don’t hold back and just embrace your quirky side. Tell silly jokes. Do the things that are unique to you. We promise that being yourself is probably the best way to make your mark at any social event!