We're in a Pandemic, But You Should Still Dress to Impress

Jordan Mendiola
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Don’t dress to impress the world. Dress to impress yourself.
— Sharmaary

When it comes to going out for events, we put at least some thought into our outfits. Your appearance is the first thing people notice when they approach you.

From a moments’ glance, this person can make a snap judgement about you and proceed with caution. Are you dressed formally and smell clean? Or are you wearing sweatpants and a hoodie?

Any outfit is acceptable for any setting you decide on, the outcome and response from the other side may be different though.

1. Your Appearance Expresses Who You Are

When it comes to putting on clothes, you are dressing up to as the type of person you view yourself to be.

Every single time that you leave your home, you are telling yourself and the rest of the world that you are the type of person that reflects the way you dress.

  • Sporty
  • Relaxed
  • Motivated
  • Confident
  • Business Savvy
  • Bummy
  • Lazy
  • Casual

These are some of the most popular forms of dressing up and there is a type of outfit for each of them.

Useful tip:

When picking out your outfits for the day, take an extra second to see if your attire matches your values, and expresses you the same way you see yourself.

2. Your Attire Tells People How You View Them

The people you surround yourself with notice the little things.

They’ll be able to tell if you care about them deeply. Your appearance will express whether or not you are trying to impress them.

People who are impacted by your appearance include the following:

  • Your family
  • Your friends
  • Your significant other
  • Your co-workers
  • Your bosses

Useful Tip:

When it comes to dressing for your significant other, don’t get lazy because otherwise, it comes across as you not caring about them.

It’s not a pretty sight when you make them feel like they’re not worth dressing up for. Just make sure to keep your dress-code standards high and it won’t be a distraction in your relationship.

3. Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good

We all know the saying “if you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good you play good”. The grammar in there is a little jumbled, but you understand the point.

I know for a fact, that if I’m dressed up nice and spiffy when going out I’m going to feel incredibly confident.

On the contrary, if I throw on sweatpants and a hoodie, then I know that I’m in a chill type of outfit and therefore will behave in a relaxed way.

Useful Tip:

Know that in anything you do, your outfit is subconsciously making you think in a certain way about yourself. You can be self-aware of what you choose to wear.

Take a good hard look at the way you dress and see if it matches your beliefs and values.

Does it express you, and are you happy with it?

If the answer is yes, then you’re dressed to impress.

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Creative entrepreneur, U.S. Army Engineer, and dedicated runner. Committed to sharing ideas that lead to more fulfillment in all areas of life. Email: mendiola1829@gmail.com 08.18.20 ?

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