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Did you know that how you dress affects how you show up? There is a study that says you can tell a lot about someone’s personality and income just by looking at a photo of their shoes. How wild is that?
When you are out shopping or getting ready every day it's important to think about what you want to communicate to people. Do you want people to see you as lazy or unmotivated? Wearing “comfy” clothes will do just that.
Dressing smart greatly impacts your confidence and self-empowerment. Your style and what you wear sends certain messages to your mind and to others.
When you dress well you start to be more creative with your ideas. It also impacts your thoughts and gives you a broader perspective. Dressing well basically flips a switch in your brain and turns your creativity on.
I am sure you have heard the popular sayings “dress for the job you want, not for the job you have” and “look good, feel good”.
When you wear a strong tailored jacket it puts you in a business mindset. This also makes you feel more confident it even increases hormones to show dominance. When you’re wearing clothing associated with a specific role like uniforms it encourages workers to focus more on their jobs.
If you work from home and want to get more work done it would help to dress in an outfit that keeps you focused on work.
It isn’t only your clothes that affect how people see you. It's also your accessories, hairstyle, fragrance, posture, body language, tone of voice, and level of energy. These can all change how someone perceives you. It's important to make sure that you are paying attention to all of these.
Bright and cheerful colors help you out if you’re feeling down or angry. They can actually boost your mood and energy. When we imitate the same dress as people we consider smart and powerful, we end up adopting these same qualities.
Clothing plus communication skills determine whether or not others will comply with your request, trust you with information, give you access to decision-makers, pay you a certain salary or fee for a contracted business, hire you, or purchase your products and services.
– Darlene Price, president of Well Said, inc.
Dressing well increases your performance and increases others' impressions of you. When you wear an outfit that you associate with intelligence and power, you’re likely to do better and feel better than if you’re wearing sloppy “comfy” clothes.
Putting on different clothes creates changes in our thoughts and mental processes. How we feel about ourselves is often directly linked to our appearance.
The clothes you wear can and will change your life, mindset and how others see you.