How important is outward appearance?

Clothes, they speak
They speak of who you are
People, they listen
They listen to what you wear!

I was watching a video the other day in which a Korean fashion designer was asked about the importance of the outward appearance and his answer made me ponder over the matter.

From my childhood, I heard my mom say, “You need to wear good clothes when you go shopping so that the sales people would show you good clothes.” But does it really matter? Should we actually care about it? I would like to say, “Yes, it’s really important” and below are my reasons to ‘why’-

Ask yourself if you would go to a wedding in torn jeans. Would you attend an interview wearing sports shoes?

According to my view, if you attend a wedding in a torn jeans, it would give a sign that you are not being respectful towards the bride and the groom. It might give an impression that they don’t deserve your time and effort, that you don’t care enough about them. I would definitely like my friend or anyone close to me to dress up really well for my wedding. I feel that his/her dressing well would make me feel special and loved on my big day . In the same way, if you attend a job interview in sports shoes, you might lose the opportunity to make a good first impression. It might seem like you are not serious about the job you are being interviewed for. Your intentions might be good but if the presentation doesn’t show it, no one can actually know what your story is.

Girls and guys really like to groom themselves before they meet their special someone. They put time and effort for the person they love. It’s not really the dress you are wearing that’s important, the effort behind it is. But the effort can only be seen through your outward appearance. So, yes, the outward appearance should be taken care of!

You may not be interested in following the latest fashion trends but taking good care of your outward appearance certainly helps. When you meet a stranger, his first impression on you would be based on the way you present yourself. An attire has the ability to give you a character sketch. That is why I like to say,

“Your clothes should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love”

— inspired from a quote by interior designer, Nate Berkus

So, next time when you buy clothes, consider for a moment what those clothes say about you, do they reflect who you are on the inside? If your answer is a yes, buy them right away!

Pondering over the topic really helped me realize some important things I need to take care of and I hope it helps you as well!

Until next time,

Have a great time!

Word of the day-

“Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” — Psalm 119:105