We all have lazy days. That’s a fact. However, it shouldn’t mean that we abandon our self-worth because we’re not feeling our best. And if you’re thinking, “Dressing well is just to impress people or be treated a certain way by others”, then I hate to break it to ya, but you’re kinda wrong.
I mean, that’s one of way of thinking, but let’s try to be a little open minded here, shall we?
Why is it that we feel like a million bucks when we put on our favourite suit (or dress) for an event?
It’s because we put in a little effort, right? You spent that time looking in the mirror, adjusting certain details, doing makeup… – you get it.
So why can’t we transition that idea of ‘feeling good when dressing well’ into our daily lives? Well, simply put: people just don’t think it’s necessary.
But it really goes a long way when it comes to how you carry yourself. When you’ve put in the effort into how you look, you’ll have a renewed self-worth and behave accordingly. Ultimately, this benefits your social interactions, as well as improving your ability to engage in uncomfortable situations.
Challenge yourself to dress well; even on days where you don’t feel like it.
I’m a regular guy, so I’m no special case. But one day while flipping through a GQ magazine, I thought to myself. “Damn, these guys look great and they seem to be having a great time, why can’t I look this effortless and happy every day?”. I know it’s a magazine, but hear me out: I decided I’m going to copy these guys and do just that, even if it ‘wasn’t me’.
So I did consistently. And slowly but surely, I built my wardrobe with pieces that were inspired from various looks I saw online or in magazines. No, they weren’t the exact same designer picks worth hundreds of dollars, but I had started investing in my self. My mornings weren’t a drag anymore, and I looked forward to putting together my look, whether it was for school or work. There’s also no need to adhere to a particular style. Just find what you like best and wear it, and don’t be afraid to get creative!
Sometimes you’ll see funky styles and wonder, why? But I mean, those individuals are entitled to wearing what they want, (as you are) and it probably makes them feel fantastic.
So, I continue trying to dress well while inspiring others to do the same. Not only do I feel more confident, but I hope that I can spread that confidence on to others so they can also be the best versions of themselves. It’s kind of contagious, in a good way.
Next time you find yourself having a rough time getting out of that t-shirt you’ve been wearing for the last two days, think to yourself, “I’m better than that”, and put in some effort. You’ll look better and most importantly, feel better.