Why Dressing for Success Should be Your Sartorial Goal For 2016
Dressing for success definitely means more than just picking clothes from anywhere (not necessarily just the wardrobe). It’s a combination of basic skills from the clothes or cloth, poise, up to when you open your mouth to speak. Dressing for success is everything in one’s professional life – let it be your sartorial habit.
A large part of dressing for success is being polished, sharp, neat and elegant as you already know “… impression matters”. Check out the under listed reasons and readjust.
Researches conducted on how clothes affect you shows that when a person puts on a lab coat, he or she becomes more careful and attentive, but when it’s a painters coat he or she would either feel more carefree and pretty much like a painter. Clothes make a strong visual statement about how you see yourself. You might think you are expressing your individuality, but you could also be sending the message that you’re not a serious professional.
I personally noticed that dressing professionally makes me really confident and happy. Clothing has an effect on both the wearer and the observer. It has been proven that people are more likely to treat you nicely if you’re well dressed. For instance, you went for a business presentation in a shirt with sleeves unbuttoned, teamed with trouser and sandals, you’d surely be asked to serve meat pie instead of setting up your slides. And if you ever watch actors in a play go through their first dress rehearsal, you’ll see firsthand the amazing transformation that becomes possible only when people dress for the part.
Better Mood: Personally, dressing for success makes me feel good and puts me in the best mood. Being more friendly, happy, polite etc are all traits impacted by dressing for success.
Being Prepared: You never can tell who you’re going to meet on your way to the nearby supermarket, bank or kiosk. When you’re dressed for success, you’re always ready to meet people with confidence.
Look Smart: When you’re well “packaged” for success, you definitely look smart.
More Authoritative: People who are well dressed are viewed as being natural leaders and they definitely stand out.
Competitive Advantage: Are your competitors dressing well? If so, you need to keep up. If not, then take the bull by the horn and take the lead.
Experiment with your appearance. Notice how people react to you when you wear certain colors or styles. Then, based on these reactions and your career goals, you can make an informed decision about how you want to “package” yourself.
And remember what ever you put on is nothing without a beautiful smile to go with it.
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