Have you ever heard an old saying “Wear great clothes. You never know whom you’ll meet!”
No matter how formal or informal is the work environment, the way you present yourself still matter.
The way you dress conveys messages and shows more about you, your character but also about your lifestyle and achievements. Designers and an entire industry work from morning to night to show us what to wear and how.
Although there are many skeptics and critics who do not think that fashion and clothing have anything to do with success, there are many others who believe that clothing is one of the components for success. Below I will show you some details about why clothing is important in the workplace, even if you are an employee or a business owner.
It is all about identity and feelings
Your outfit can answer the question, “Who am I?”, “Who do I want to be?” Appearance is an open window into our inner world: sometimes it reflects what we are, other times the way we want to be. Have you ever noticed that some people, after a change in life, work, after separation from their boyfriend or fiancé, have completely changed the look and the way they dress? Some say fashion is for those who don’t have personality. But, in fact, fashion should be at the service of people and their creativity. Perception of ourselves is something we build as we are born and continue to do throughout life. As Kamy says, at some point in life, everyone has the look they deserve, or rather the one they have built. According to psychologists, the choice of outfits, no matter how limited, and the activity for which we prepare to dress, is very much conditioned by the mood. Clothing and humor are intertwined. The better we feel spiritual, the more we care about our look.
Your appearance is very important to develop your self-esteem.
Beauty will always be subjective, but that doesn’t change the fact that anyone who is well dressed will feel more self-confident.
If you want to look beautiful – that is, wear clean and appropriate clothes, not necessarily expensive – you will feel good about yourself. Your mind thinks that you are presentable, which makes you more equipped to deal with situations that require self-confidence.
Humans usually expect those who are at work or in positions of high prestige to dress more formally, and formal attire can mean more chances to achieve the goal.
You are more reliable and respected
It has been proven that people are more likely to give money (charitable donations, tips) or information to someone if that person is well dressed. You look more confident and people show more respect for you and are more careful if you are well dressed.