You are what you wear. This statement is not so much meant for other people as much as it is meant for you, to show you the importance of your own style and care you put into your outfits. Of course, it’s inevitable to give off a certain impression about your own personality when your clothes are concerned. Still, this is not the primary thing you should concern yourself with. However, you should concern yourself with your own self-image and confidence. In that respect, your own style can be a powerful weapon for your own growth, mindfulness, and success.
Using clothes as an aid or a weapon
We all need something to help us express our individuality but also show off the “group” we belong to. This can be just a specific style that makes you feel comfortable and validated, or a full-on getup that’s suitable for your line of work. Either way, when you dress with a specific goal in mind, you’re setting a mindset for yourself, too. This mindset will act as an aid or a weapon, depending on what you need.
When you think about it, dressing this way in the morning will help you start your day feeling more confident in who you are. In the end, it doesn’t really matter what your style is as long as you are aware of having one. And sticking to that style is a very powerful incentive that will affect your emotional and mental wellbeing – even though clothes may seem like such a physical matter at first.
People who like to feel confident and secure all the time also tend to prefer a classic and practical dress style. For starters, pieces like these tend to be more comfortable. They also fit social constructs and norms a lot better that any of the trendy or more alternative styles.
There’s nothing wrong with dressing safely. This will only show your tendency to remain practical without losing on the importance and elegance of your looks. And the lack of individuality, which may be a concern for some people, can always be oomphed up with adequate accessories. What’s more, with classic clothing pieces, you have more freedom to express yourself through the accessories. Not to mention that it’s easier to pair the garments with other bits and bobs, and each other. That said, you’re bound to create an impression of someone who knows what they want and don’t have time to waste.
Enjoying a more alternative fashion
People who aren’t afraid to show off their unique tastes and strong individuality often have a rather interesting fashion style. Of course, if you can dress creatively on an every day basis, you’re bound to come off as someone who works in a creative industry and places a lot of value in their own creative freedom.
The more effort you put into different clothing combos that might seem unmatchable on their own, the more artistic will people find you to be. More importantly, if you have this kind of a creative temperament, the more confident you’ll find yourself to become when you don’t have to force yourself to dress “normally” or skip the steps in your own fashion routine.
The good and the bad of clothes
In the end, it’s not the actual style you prefer that will give away aspects of your personality. It’s the details that will speak volumes, a lot more than your style.
For instance, there’s nothing wrong with wearing branded clothes but feeling the need to cover yourself in branded logos from top to bottom will make you appear snobbish and insecure.
You can enjoy a nice oversized sweater or baggy pants trend, but if you constantly wear clothes that are obviously too big for you and look slouchy and saggy on you, you’ll create the impression of someone who’s overly self-conscious, lacks the will to dress nicely, and is completely insecure.
Dressing differently for work and your free time is a common thing for many people, but spending almost all of your time in work-appropriate clothes can be a sign of overvaluing and prioritizing work in your life.
It’s perfectly fine to dress sexier when you go out but if you dress that way all of the time, you’ll appear as someone who’s attention-hungry.
Finally, your clothes don’t have to be new, but if you don’t care about your clothes being dirty or ripped, it will show the lack of self-appreciation, self-care, and self-value which is a rather unattractive quality.
Feel free to rock your style and choose garments that are to your liking. However, if you want to feel good about yourself and don’t want to draw negative attention, it’s important to create a nice balance for different occasions in your life.