I bet you’ve heard the saying, you are what you eat but probably not, “you are what you wear”. Well, it’s true, you are what you wear.
There’s a reason why people say “you need to dress the part”. If you’re interviewing for a role as an exec at a corporate you wouldn’t wear jeans and a t-shirt would you? If you do, then you’re probably not serious about getting the job or at least that’s what the interviewer will think.
Tom Ford said, “dressing well is a form of good manners”, and I couldn’t agree more.
There’s also such a thing as overdoing it. If you overdo it then you risk looking like you’re trying too hard and that’s never a good look.
What is dressing well?
Dressing well is dressing appropriately, knowing what to wear when. If you’re going to the grocery store, for instance, a simple look will do. You can get away with jeans and t-shirt and maybe flip-flops or sneakers. This look would not be appropriate if you were going to meet your boyfriend’s parents for the first time or say a professional meeting.
Also, what you wear to the club is different from what you’d wear to church. So when Tom Ford said dressing well is a form of good manners, he meant dressing appropriately.
Making a little bit of effort with your appearance never goes unnoticed. We’re visual creatures so even those that have little interest in fashion/style notice those that put in the effort.
With the new year looming closer as each day passes, it’s not a bad idea to reevaluate your wardrobe.
If you are what you wear, what does your wardrobe say about you?
If you don’t like what it says start to invest in pieces that reflect what you want it to say. But maybe wait until the sales begin, there’s no reason to break the bank. 🙂
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Bomber jacket and skirt – Jaymodiva
Heels – Next
Photography by Swizzpixels