How Your Wardrobe Influences Your Attitude
It goes without saying, but the better you dress the better you feel. Don’t you feel better, more confident when you’re dressed nice and looking your best? The clothes that you wear make more than a fashion statement. Your clothes can communicate with others and influence their perception of you. However, many people question if their wardrobe choices can affect their success. Indeed, it can and here’s how.
How Clothing Affects Perception
Imagine you see a young woman wearing a business suit. Her hair and makeup are impeccable and she’s carrying a designer handbag. What would you think of her? You’d probably guess that she’s wealthy, a professional, and successful. What about if you saw the same woman wearing a tight miniskirt, exposing shirt and extremely high heels? Your thoughts about her may not be too positive.
This is just a basic example of how clothing can affect how others perceive us. Our clothing may not define us entirely, but it plays an important part in how we are viewed by others in the world. The young women in the previous example could be extremely successful, but many would doubt it if they saw her in a miniskirt and high heels.
Our clothing choices not only influence how others view us but how we dress can shape the way we view ourselves and how we communicate with others.
Dressing for Success
There’s a popular saying, “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” There’s a lot of truth behind this statement. Recent research studies show that the way we dress for work can affect productivity and abstract thinking. The takeaway: if you want to be successful, dress as though you’re a success. This doesn’t mean going out and buying an expensive wardrobe. There are a few simple things that you can to do to dress for success.
Tips for Dressing for Success
- Never wear wrinkled clothing
- Don’t show too much skin
- Wear modest jewelry and accessories
- Avoid heavy makeup
- Always wear clean clothes
If your aim is to be successful in your career, then you should pay close attention to your wardrobe choices. Do the clothes you wear accurately reflect your skills and goals? When making an appearance in the professional world, always make sure to put your best foot forward and dress for success.