5 Reasons Why How You Dress Actually Matters
There’s so much sayings about outfits and clothes and the way you dress up. Like, “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have,” or “Always dress like you’re going to see your worst enemy,” or even something like “Every day is a fashion show and the world is the runway”.
Well, Coco, Kimora, and the wise people who left us with these outfit-inspiring clothes are not wrong. As a matter of fact, we basically live in the clothes we wear everyday so why not make the most out of it?
We cannot forget when Miranda Priestly lectured Andy on wearing clothes.
This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.
She basically explained everything but we’ll give you an easy breakdown on why how you dress actually matters.
It’s an expression of your individuality and character.
When you're gothic, you probably wear a lot of black. When you're girly, you probably wear a lot of florals. It's not a stereotype - it's a reflection of your character, an expression of who you are.
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Your outfits, no matter where you got the pieces, are inspired by fashion minds.
Whether they be from luxury brands or mid-luxury brands, fast fashion or vintage, every other clothing you see or have came from the creative minds of those in the fashion industry.
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These are all inspired pieces, regardless of how weird-looking they are, that was somehow reinvented and made way to your closet.
Is this even a question? How do you feel when you wear high heels (aside from the pain from walking and standing for a long time, of course)? How do you feel when you're all styled up and dolled up?
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As much as your clothes say something about you, they say something to those who see you as well. Personally, I have experienced getting different responses from wearing lax, ragged clothes and from wearing fashionable, runway-ready outfits.
I found that I get more respect and get treated well when I wear something nice. So there's that.
You can morph into whatever character you want to be with clothes.
Most likely, you're probably like us - everyday butterflies - who don't exactly have a certain style but wear anything we want depending on how we feel on a certain day.
Say, for instance, today you feel like a rockstar. Perhaps you'd want to rock a good leather jacket and some studs. If one day you're feeling yourself and wanna show off your curves, then you'd probably be wearing a form-hugging outfit that makes you look more feminine.
You can inspire someone else through your clothes.
Aside from checking out our favorite stylish celebs' latest looks, we love looking at stores' visual merchandising and trying to copy the good styles with what we have in our closet.
Your outfits could inspire someone to put together something awesome like you did and end up feeling awesome about themselves as you have!
BONUS: Regardless of your shape, size, color, gender, whatever, serve looks!
Honestly, no one cares about your those, honey, so there's no point in pondering on that. Get confident and wear those pieces with pride!
Get out there and slay! We're all rooting for you!