Good Grooming, Fashion Make Impression
Many women are obsessed with shoes. Some go for heels, some go for sequins and the works. Others are happy just owning plain old tennis shoes. However, women can also help their men look good by helping him to pick out the right shoes for his outfit. Particularly when he needs to dress to impress. For example, if he is going line dancing or to a Sadie Hawkins dance, he will need a nice pair of men’s square toe cowboy boots to go with his country outfit.
Everyone needs to make the right impression
Men may have become more fashion conscious over the past couple of decades; however, women tend to know what looks best on everyone. Men also need to make the right impression as well. No matter how simple your outfit is, you won’t make the right impression if you wear outfits that make you look washed out or are too tight or loose-fitting. You also won’t get anywhere without neatly grooming yourself either. This is particularly true when you are going on job interviews.
While not every job requires dressing to the nines in a black pencil skirt or business suit, most potential employers do want to see that you take care of yourself. They also can’t afford to have employees who will constantly turn off the other staff and worse: customers or clients. No one wants to have to put up with the smell of anyone else’s body odor or see things like scabs. Even fine clothes can’t eradicate those. In that situation, it is like trying to put a Band-Aid on a large, open wound. Neglecting your basic grooming is also very unhealthy and can easily make you and others sick. Most workplaces can’t afford that either, and many people can’t afford to take a lot of sick days off anymore.
The right shoes are what completes the impression, too. For example, shoes that are the wrong color for your outfit, or wearing white tennis shoes with a prom dress usually doesn’t go over very well. Wearing black dress shoes to a barn line dance is also very tacky.
Dress to fit in, but like yourself
Especially when at work, it is very important to fit in in every way that you can. And that includes your appearance. The good news is that you don’t have to hit the stores or the Internet every time you need to go somewhere fancy. Most likely, you just need to figure out how to make do with what you have. For example, if you have both a beige and a navy blue business suit, the latter is best for the interview, while the former is better off being worn after you get the job.
For example, actress Audrey Hepburn often wore ballet flats and black cropped pants. Unlike many others in Hollywood, she didn’t reinvent the wheel with her clothes every time. She used her life experiences to always make the most of what she already had. She is also well-known for knowing how to make neutral and black colors shine.
Once you find your personal style, you won’t have a problem knowing what it takes to make yourself look good. Once you do, you will probably end up with a bunch of excess clothes that you don’t need anymore. When you do, you have the option of donating them to a charity store such as Goodwill or Savers, donating them to a street box like Planet Aide or selling them online.
How your dress also affects your mind
If people say that you constantly dress sloppily, sooner or later you are going to risk buying into the notion that that is the kind of person you are. The psychological term for this is enclosed cognition. Researchers Hajo Adam and Adam Galinsky believed that clothes — and other people’s opinions of them — tend to have a systematic influence on the wearer’s psychological process. Different clothes also tend to trigger different states of mind. For example, business suits tend to trigger a sense of organization, while casual clothes a sense of being down-to-earth. Sloppy outfits trigger a sense of being dirty. This may be, however, more of a societal influence than something we are born with.