I came to Harrisburg Pennsylvania in 1992, and I have attended many events over the years, from themed parties, to galas, red carpet events, fashion shows, movie premieres and more. After each event, everyone will talk about everything that happened, but the first topic of conversation will be fashion.
It has been said that Harrisburg will show up and show out when the dress code calls for “hoodies” and “Timbs” but the same cannot be said when the dress code calls for formal, upscale, or business professional attire. In this regard, many have missed the mark, leaving visitors of the city to ask, is Harrisburg afraid to get dressed?
We know Harrisburg is not a fashion forward, trend setting city, but that is no excuse for anyone anywhere to ignore dress code standards. First impressions are everything; the first thing people see when you step into the room or on the carpet is what you have on. I know, you only came to support, not impress anyone, right? Wrong. You come to support as a professional with class and style. If you think about it, who wants to be supported by anything less?
Harrisburg seems to come up with many reasons as to why they don’t, won’t, and can’t get dressed. “I don’t have any money” is the worst line and it is inexcusable. There are way too many consignment shops and thrift stores in and around Harrisburg, PA where good quality clothing, at affordable prices can be found. This may not be New York, but we are the capital of Pennsylvania, its “Star City” and it’s about time we come out star studded, and without the fear of getting dressed; especially at major events where you are expected to show up and show out.
Dress codes are around for a reason one of the most important is to keep you from looking and feeling out of place. Let’s face it, when you look good, you feel great. With a little assistance from The Image Czar you can be comfortable, stylish, and eye catching all in the same night. From here on out I would like to see Harrisburg on their “baddest” behavior with their utmost confidence on display.