Looking good isn’t just about vanity. An attractive and professional appearance can help you make a great impression, whether you are trying to woo new clients, get a job, or even get a new date. People may say that appearance doesn’t matter, but we all know that it does. A potential employer can make an impression of you in the first two seconds that you can’t shake no matter what you say. Ditto for a potential romantic prospect, a new client, or anyone else that you might be trying to persuade.

Fortunately, you don’t have to invest in a designer wardrobe or get $400 haircuts to make a good first impression. Here are a few easy things you can do to maintain an attractive appearance:

Stay Sweat-Free

When you’re wearing a long-sleeved shirt buttoned up to your neck, a tie, and a suit jacket, you can start to overheat even in the most temperate of environments. Add the stress or anxiety of a high-pressure environment like a first date or an important client meeting and you’ll be sweating as profusely as if you’d just eaten a jar full of Carolina Reaper chili peppers. Sweat anywhere on your clothing is going to make you look sloppy, dirty, and unattractive. Not a good look.

There are many ways you can keep the sweat off your clothes, including using a good antiperspirant and wearing men’s performance clothing. These clothes are designed to wick away sweat, so you can look great without worrying about big puddles appearing on your shirt. You’ll also feel more comfortable, which will make you look more confident and more attractive.

Wear Clothes that Fit Properly

Ill-fitting clothes can make you look sloppy and even dirty. Clothes that are too big can also make you look immature — like a kid playing dress up. Clothes that are too tight can make you look overweight. Wearing clothes that don’t fit you properly one way or another makes you look like you can’t afford to buy the right clothes.

It’s important that you always wear clothes that fit you properly. If you have a tendency to buy the wrong size to hide your insecurities, you should go see a stylist or a personal shopper to help you. Many department stores will also measure you to ensure that you get the right fit. That objectivity can help you to get clothes that will look more attractive on you and make you look more put together.

Keep Your Facial Hair Trimmed

We assume you know the importance of keeping your hair cut and styled. But you may overlook the importance of grooming your facial hair, as well. This doesn’t mean that you can’t grow a beard or a mustache. However, you should always keep these trimmed and in good shape. They should be kept to a reasonable length and should always be clean and soft. Many products are available to condition and clean facial hair, ensuring that it looks smooth and clean and that it smells nice.

The easiest way to keep facial hair trimmed is to shave it off completely, and a smooth face is the most professionally acceptable. Consider keeping your face stubble-free if you want to make the best impression.

Polish Your Shoes

You may not think that many people will be looking at your shoes, but in order to make a good impression, you have to look your best from head to toe. The easiest way to keep your shoes looking great is to keep them polished. Not only will that keep dirt off of them, but it will also make them look shiny and new. Polished shoes will always make your outfit look sharper and more attractive, which will make you look the same.

Just taking care of basic grooming and hygiene practices will always make you look your best, including always brushing and flossing your teeth, washing your face, and wearing clean and ironed clothes. But making sure that you are always clean shaven and wearing clothes that fit and that are free of sweat and dirt will also make a huge difference. If you really want to go for the wow factor, see a stylist and choose the clothes that will make you look your absolute best. You’ll make a great first impression that will help you meet all your personal and professional goals.