While the old saying “looks aren’t everything” is important to keep in mind, your outside appearance and the way you dress has a strong influence on the way others will view you. Although you should never allow your looks to define you or determine your value, the way you dress will inevitably cause individuals to make judgments about your character, tastes, and level of professionalism. Here are three reasons you should accept the fact that how you dress matters and take control of the image of yourself you show the world.
The first impression you make at a job interview or when meeting with a potential client can determine your success. While your mannerisms, facial expressions, and body language will make a huge impact on how another person first judges you, your clothing will speak magnitudes. Dressing professionally will help foster trust and respect.
The way you dress says a lot about your personality. Think of the way you dress as an opportunity to flaunt your uniqueness. By allowing your personality to shine through your clothing, you will also attract people with similar tastes as you.
While not everyone sees the way they dress as a way to be an artist and make a statement, for some people their clothing is a creative outlet. Click here to learn how you can turn your everyday clothing in art.