Dress for Success: Why You Should Dress For What You Want!
We’ve all heard the saying “Don’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want.” What nobody realizes is how good that advice really is. Dressing your best has numerous advantages that come with it! Whether you’re going on a date or being interviewed for your dream job, it’s almost always important to look your best. Still don’t believe me? Well, here are just a few reasons why you should dress for success!
1. First Impressions are Everything!
This is another thing we’ve heard a million times, but always turns out to be true. Before someone speaks to you, they’re looking at what you’re wearing. If you’re dressed like a slob, odds are it’s less likely for you to get the job than if you were dressed sharply. Dressing nice is a great way to give off a good first impression before you’re even spoken to.
2. It Gives You Confidence!
Believe it or not, dressing nicer than you normally do will give you more confidence than dressing like it’s any other day. Everybody likes to dress up every now and then, like for a formal event or a business opportunity, but not everyone chooses to dress up in a situation that could be casual.
In his book, Confidence, Ace McCloud describes how dressing nicely, as well as correct posture, can boost your confidence and lead to all sorts of possibilities! Even something as simple as putting on a nicer shirt than you would normally wear will bring your confidence up!
3. You Talk, They’ll Listen
There are hundreds of videos out there that show people with nicer clothes normally get more help than those dressed shabbily, as well as others listen to them more. Why exactly is that though?
Well, it has somewhat to do with the other two topics mentioned above, but it also has something to do with the perception of importance. If you look important, like a business professional wearing one of those custom tailored suits or even those that are casually dressed but who’s wardrobe is well put together, people will think you’re important. Dressing nicely has also been said to give a person aura about them associated with leadership .
This makes people more prone to listen to your ideas or advice, whether they know you or not!
And there you have it! Whether you’re getting ready for a casual get together with friends or that important business proposal you’ve been working on for weeks, dressing for success is always the best presentation decision you can make!
Dressing nicely is a great way to get others to listen to you, give you more confidence, and give off the best first impression. There are hundreds of other reasons to dress nicely, but the reasons already mentioned above should be more than enough for you to take a little more time to get ready next time you have an important event.