Putting Effort Into Dressing Well Is Putting Effort Into Yourself

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.

Try it.

 

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