Are you dressing for the job, career and life you want?
Have you heard of this saying "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have." Although many of us have heard this statement, we don’t realize how important it is.
When you work in a corporate office, dressing smart can be key to feeling confident. When we think of “dressing smart,” our minds immediately begin to picture black trousers, white shirt and a black blazer. But how do you feel wearing that same combination everyday? Does this simple combination inspire you to feel CONFIDENT, EMPOWERED and HAPPY in what you wear? Or would you feel more confident showing off your creativity, having fun with fashion and still looking smart?
What you wear to work can not only impact how others perceive you but it can also affect how well you perform at your job. Dressing well and feeling confident in your clothes can improve how you perceive yourself and your abilities. If you currently don’t put much effort into picking out what you wear for your industry, here are a few things to note regarding how your wardrobe choices can positively impact your career.
First impressions count
First impressions last, but what’s most important is how you feel about yourself; dressing well allows you to feel confident and once you feel confident from the inside out, your energy and body language connects with people around you. Wear what makes you feel good, show your personality and be yourself-- now that’s what makes a lasting impression!
Boost your Self Confidence
How does dressing for success boost self-confidence? Your self-perception has a great impact on how others perceive you. When we look good on the outside, we are more likely to feel good on the inside.
Why wear clothing that’s unflattering, out of fashion or boring. We all have to buy clothes anyway, so why not buy ones that fit you to a T and make you feel absolutely fabulous. The moral of the story is if you don't feel confident then treat yourself a little better, dress in a way that makes you feel SUPER, EXTRA good. So yeah, we are emphasizing the importance of external appearance but really it’s because we care about how you feel on the inside. Not to be redundant but we truly believe that when you are happy and confident in your dress, you put your best self out into the world.
Can you remember a time when you got dressed up? Do you remember how much fun it was? Well dressing for success can be fun too! Experiment with different styles, prints and colours; play around to see what makes you feel most comfortable! Go with what suits you and never be afraid to change things up.
Now it’s your turn to Dress for Success!
My name is Zodie and I’m the founder of “Struggled to Success Stylist” Personal Stylist - Style and Confidence Coach based in London. My mission is to empower women to achieve more in their Careers & Lives by boosting their self confidence and by being fearless with their style. It is my goal to help women become the best version of themselves everyday, feeling confident from the inside & out.
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