It is said that you make your impression on someone within the first 15 seconds of meeting them. That then begs the question was it that you were noticed or you stood out? What was it that made that person stop at that moment to speak to you or just make eye contact? Let’s take a look at how you can get noticed without standing out.

It can be something as simple as a glance, some say a flirt…eye contact or a smile. It can be your words, your accent or even just the way you approached with confidence that was enough to leave an impression. We are always trying to make others want to get to know us. After all, part of life that makes it enjoyable is getting to know and like others and hoping to make others like and want to know us.

There are the bolder, but still subtle ways to get notice like, wearing a gorgeous pair of Louis Vuitton or luxurious accessories. These things won’t stand out like a hot pink latex bodysuit, but are the details that will get you noticed. After all, you want to get noticed without obviously standing out.

Let it be the subtle things about yourself that get the attention. There is no need to hide birthmarks or tattoos they can be those details that make you noticeable. However, a tattoo on the face will make you stand out, in a bad way. Allow subtle compliments about yourself be what is seen, your smile, eyes, and scent. Surprisingly, your scent is one of the most important feature you have. It can be good or bad.

Let your confidence be your noticeable feature. When you leave the makeup counter, or the salon, you tend to walk or hold yourself different than when you went in. Hold your head up high and walk with a straight posture. Always try to remember what that feeling is and build on that.

Watch what you wear. Your clothing will tell others a lot about you. You wouldn’t show up to an interview in a hoodie, right? Remember to dress for the occasion. At a ball game, a suit would probably stand out. At a business dinner, comfy clothes will stand out. Dress the part for the occasion and who you want to be.

Anyone can be drawn to you by your hobbies or interests but, it first takes getting noticed to build a relationship. Whether it is friendship or a potential partner, try to control what signals you put off. Those are the details that will get you noticed.

The perfect balance of wanting attention and craving attention will ultimately get you what you want…noticed. You don’t want to be remembered for a lingering smell or bad taste in words used in those first 15 seconds. You want to always leave them wanting to know more about you but remembering you for what they just experienced with you. Remember the small details, your confidence, and to dress for how you want to be noticed.