3 Reasons Why You Should Dress the Part
There is a popular saying that “if you want to get the part, you have to dress the part.” actually that is true. It does go against the saying that “clothes do not make the man,” but that has a different intent. The point is the way we dress ourselves affect how others see us and ourselves. Here are three reasons why.
You Won’t Listen to a Leadership Speaker in Yoga Pants.
The truth of the matter is we judge people by how they look. A man in a nicely pressed suit will always be treated with more respect initially than someone in yoga pants. Nothing against yoga pants, but they don’t exactly scream “important person!” It is like seeing an inspirational of leadership speaker in beachwear; you can’t take them seriously.
Like what kind of person would go to a public speaking event where they will deliver the speech yet look like they are about to visit Disneyland. Clothes can make a statement. Usually, that statement is made by whoever sees you.
Your Clothes Reflect your Thoughts
As a child did you ever wear a Superman shirt with the S logo on it and pretend to be the man of steel? Did you ever get into rock music and started to copy the style of your favorite rockers? Even today, the way you dress still works like that. Except for this time, it is more about how you see yourself than who you are emulating.
We see a lot of pictures online of sad people who go out in their pajamas as if they do not care who sees them. Wearing clothes is a way of presenting ourselves. If you dress as someone who walks out in public in their pajamas, then you are presenting yourself as such. So if you want to be like a leader or a respected person, you have to dress the way you think a leader does.
You Look Good; You Feel Good
Clothing is also related to self-esteem. As we said, it is about self-presentation. That is not limited to other people, though, it also affects how we view ourselves. If you feel bad to try wearing clothes, you look the best in, and it will boost your mood because you see yourself in a positive way.
Clothes may not make the man but it helps define them; look like a leader, feel like one too. If you want to know more about this and other tips on leadership, then look up Mark Sanborn. He is a good source for anything about leadership.