Clothes form an important part of one’s personality and lifestyle. They communicate subtle messages about the person wearing the clothes, their social class, and their emotional inclinations. People who are not aware that clothes affect how they are perceived dress to their own undoing. It is thus important to take keen attention when selecting your wardrobe as it will go a long way in reflecting your lifestyle. The clothes which you select communicate various aspects of your lifestyle.
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Below are the key lifestyle messages which you can communicate by just modifying your wardrobe.
1. The Career Path
If you love your career, you can easily communicate this by the choice of clothes which you put on. If your career requires professional and well-cut suits, wearing such suits will send subtle statements about your profession. It is also an indicator of how serious you take your career. Such kind of clothes attracts respect and trust in equal measure.
2. Spending Habits
If you love to spend on yourself, it is crucial that you depict the same through your outfits. To do this, you need to dress in exquisite clothes from respected brands. Your outfit should also spell out who you really are. The worst mistake is when the clothes which you are wearing undoes the message you need to send out. Likewise for those who are not spendthrifts, wearing simple clothes will reflect your lifestyle.
Unless you do not want to draw much attention to yourself, there is nothing good which comes with depicting a low lifestyle. It’s not a must that you select designer clothes for you to appear classy and expensive. What you need is to shop patiently and wisely for fair-priced clothes which combine up to bring out a wholesome you out of you.
Do you love self-expression? If you love communicating the internal state of your mind and heart outwardly, then facial expressions are not enough. Why don’t you strengthen your facial expressions with clothes which complement such expressions? If you love expressing the real you to the outside world, then do not use words, gestures, and facial expressions alone.
Add clothes to these cues and you will easily attain your goals of self-expression. You can as well combine the selected clothes with nice fitting shoes such as the ankle boots which will not only project you as outgoing but also likable.
4. Power and Control
If your lifestyle is characterized by power and authority, it’s important that you choose outfits which will strengthen this kind of a lifestyle. Not only will you be in harmony with the lifestyle you lead, but you will also attain more control by picking the right choice of clothes. So if you are an executive in a company or you hope to climb to the top of the ladder, start using these cues to see yourself attain more control and authority.
Authority does not necessarily mean misusing those who are below you in the executive ladder but it’s more about attracting the needed respect form your peers, juniors and even your seniors in the job place.
The psychologists say that the level of confidence is a depiction of the level of self-esteem. Since self-esteem is a psychological condition and not necessarily physical, the dressing style can improve or pull-down self-esteem. Clothes cloth you with esteem or embarrassment. If you want to raise positive vibes about who you feel you are, don’t just do it by positive declarations but show it through your outfits.
6. Cultural and Religious Inclinations
If you love to identify with a certain culture and religious beliefs, it’s not enough that you do this by the word of mouth. Why not strengthen your words through outfits which just state out your culture and beliefs. Most people admire those who choose to stand out in a crowd that those who sink into crowds by choosing clothes which do not help them float in a sea of people. If you are proud of your religious beliefs choose to float above the crowds by choosing the right outfits.
7. Wealth and Success
People who are self-accomplished and have actualized their lives speak it out through their clothing. It’s not a debate that the rich can afford to spend more and still keep themselves out of debt. It is not a requirement for you to be filthy rich in order for you to dress exquisitely. Remember that our outer appearance to some extent affects our inner harmony.
This inner harmony is key to maintaining a positive attitude which will help you work towards your goals. Why not then dress a little exquisitely, maintain a positive attitude, and consisted work yourself towards wealth and health?
8. Reflection of Personal Brand
If you are deep into building a personal brand then you need also to be deep in building a unique wardrobe which matches your brand. Your personal brand could be a product which bears your name, a company where you are the lead founder and the C.E.O or even a brand ambassador. All these instances require you to fathom a unique brand identity which will help you better connect with your clients and audience. One effective way of doing this is by choosing clothes which are in harmony with your brand.
Whenever you dress up and move out to meet friends, family, and colleagues, you portray unique messages to the world around you. Your dressing speaks volumes about the different aspects of your lifestyle such as your income level and your spending habits.
It is, therefore, possible to define and control how people around you perceive you by changing your wardrobe preferences. Understanding that clothes reflect your lifestyle will raise your awareness of outfit selection and help you make informed outfit shopping.