It's no secret that our clothing says a lot about us. What we do for a living, where we are going, where we've been, maybe what we have been doing and so much more. Many times our clothes are our first impression to a person we are just meeting, or just a passer by. If that was they only form of communication with people you had, what kind of impression would you want to leave?
For example what does the above picture tell us about the person? Does it tell us where they came from or maybe where they are going? Does it tell us what they do? Does it tell us what the persons ambitions are, their emotions? Does it tell us anything about their spending habits? Does it say anything about what they take pride in?
Lets first focus on the emotions of the person. Maybe they feel really good right now. Maybe they just let the gym and totally dominated a basketball game. Maybe they hit 3 three pointers in a row. Or maybe they just picked some clothes up off of their messy floor and decided to show everyone that they don't care how people perceive them. They don't care to let the world know what they do. Maybe they are wanting to show the world they don't care about their appearance or that they don't take pride in themselves. Our clothes don't necessarily let us know all these things, but they sure do leave a first impression.
Our clothes should tell us most of these things but in today's society our clothes have become confusing. The above picture is hard to read, we can assume and label as much as we want but we could we way off.
So What does the above picture say that the previous picture doesn't? Does this man care about his appearance? Does he take pride in what he wears? If both men in the above pictures were to approach you and give you a piece of advice, which one are you going to listen to? What about his emotions? How do you think he feels? Well its been proven in Studies that when you dress well you feel better, not only about yourself, but about everything. You feel more powerful, you feel more included, which in itself can completely change your day.
Here are a couple of quotes to leave you with.
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak." – Rachel Zoe
"To me, clothing is a form of self-expression - there are hints about who you are in what you wear." - Marc Jacobs