If the world is a stage and you’re all actors, what would your costume be? All theatricality aside, your attire shows how you want to be perceived and treated accordingly. Whether you wear the work of London tailors or bargain bin specials, these would speak volumes about you. Selfgrowth.com contributor Sheila Dicks explains in her feature article how the right outfit can be your ticket to the corner office.
Take a look
Pause for a moment and review what you put on today. Does it scream to the world that you’re having a bad day? Your fashion sense and style reflect who you are, what you aspire for, or what you’re going through. As these change, chances are, so will your attire. Dicks writes:
If we change the way we dress the way we feel will change. When we are dressed well and look good we automatically feel better. When we feel good we are more likely to feel good inside, have more energy and treat others better.
For the overly ambitious and well-to-do confidence junkie, a trip to Savile Row to have a suit tailored is a hefty investment, but it will most likely pay off later on. A bespoke suit crafted by the best tailors in London like the Hidalgo Brothers, complete with all the trappings, is a unique statement with your persona in mind.
Remember the basics
There are some fundamentals that everyday folks should remember, however, in the absence of a personal stylist or fashion consultant. Foremost are the effects of colour. This cannot be taken for granted because this is what draws the most attention, as the article states:
The right colours will make your eyes sparkle and your skin glow; while the wrong colours will make you look tired and your skin drab. This is why it is important to know the colours that look best on you.
Dress to impress yourself
Personal statements are a good thing, but you need to respect social norms as well. If there’s a dress code, follow it. Go all out on casual days and flaunt your style. Otherwise, if you’re serious about becoming a boss, dress up like you mean it.