WHY THE WAY YOU DRESS MATTERS MORE THAN YOU THINK
Updated: Dec 24, 2019
Having self-confidence is extremely important for your well-being and a way to help gain that self-confidence is through the clothes you wear. I know some people may think that this is a shallow way of thinking but multiple studies that show why dressing well increases performance and even heightens others’ impressions of you.
The most important impression you should care about is the one of yourself and the simple act of taking extra time in the morning to dress well can change the traction of your day.
Here are 6 reasons why the way you dress matters more than you think:
1. BOOSTS SELF-CONFIDENCE
I spoke a bit about this before but waking up in the morning and taking the extra time to dress well can change your mood throughout the day tremendously. If you dress well you’re showing confidence to take on your day no matter what the situation.
When we feel good on the outside, we are more likely to feel good on the inside, which boosts up confidence in our daily lives. Dressing well can be the difference between a good and bad day in some instances so dress up and boost up that self-confidence!
2. IT SHOWS YOUR PERSONALITY
Fashion is a form of expression. We all need clothes to walk around on a regular day so we might as well make it a form of OUR personality. Are you dressing for a meeting? For a nice dinner? For a date night with your gal pals? Well no matter what the occasion is, make sure to find key statement items the help pull your look together while making you look and feel amazing daily.
What fashion statements make you, you? Don’t forget to make fashion fun! Use it as a way of expression whenever you walk into a room. Let people know who you are.
3. THE WAY YOU DRESS CREATES LASTING FIRST IMPRESSIONS
We all know that first impressions count. If you walked into an interview and had sweatpants on I’m sure the first impression the interviewer will have of you won’t be a good one. Even on first dates you want to possibly impress a potential candidate.
Most importantly dress for the impression you want to give to the world about who you are. I’m not saying everyday is dress up day but even on your down days clean up nice you truly never know who's looking and that first impression can go a long way to new opportunities.
4. PROMOTES SELF-RESPECT
If you take the time and effort into dressing sharp, you will without a doubt radiate an image of self-respect and self-worth out into the world. People will begin to see you in a different light. They will positively think of you because they’ll see that you respect yourself and what you look like. Dressing well means having people view you as worthy of their time and company. But most importantly it will promote self-respect for yourself.
5. A STEP TO OVERALL SELF-IMPROVEMENT
Putting effort into what you wear can even have a positive effect on your overall lifestyle. This can be a gateway to help build confidence and people may even start viewing and treating you differently, because they’ll notice something about you has changed.
Just the simple act of dressing well can inspire other positive things in your life such as eating well, working out, pursuing your dreams, you get the drill!
6. ENHANCES PRODUCTIVITY
How did you feel when you worked in sweats and a t-shirt? Lazy probably, right? Comfortable, yes, but lazy nonetheless, which is why they say that dressing up truly enhances productivity levels. When you dress to impress, you not only look good but you feel good and you’ll be more motivated to get things done which in turn makes you more productive!
Be the artist of your life. Create and have fun with the way you dress. The way to start being the artist of your own life is by looking after yourself and most importantly feeling great in how you dress. So take the time to dress and pamper yourself, it matters more than you think