Experts disagree as to the amount of time it takes for people to form an initial impression, but this earliest encounter tends to linger. In fact, some communication specialists claim that it can take as many as 12 follow-up meetings to counteract a poor first impression.
How we attire ourselves is very serious business. Keep it simple, and continue to remind yourself that your clothes and accessories are like the scenery in a play -- the background. The focus is always on the performer.