It is often said Don’t judge a book by its cover but this has become an old saying. Today in this judgmental world, it’s the cover that attracts the buyers and the appreciation it deserves.
In the same way, our appearance and the way we dress plays a crucial role in the impression people have of us.
Dressing well connects to every area and occasion but when it comes to work, choice of dress combination has to be a blend of decent and elegant. You not only look good, it plays a major role in your interaction with your boss and other employees.
So here are few things that can help you.
1. Science says so :
Yes! Science says Dress for Success as research has shown that you are taken more seriously if you are dressed in a well-tailored suit than in shirts and t-shirts.
2. You focus better:
When you are dressed in comfortable clothes, in clothes that are meant for you, you are able to focus better as you are not distracted by how poorly you are dressed or how out of your place by your choice of clothes.
Hence, we need to wear attires which are not only formal but also make us feel comfortable.
3. You feel the way you dress :
Wearing comfortable and formal attire at work not only add to your presentation but also make you feel confident, authoritative and you come across as competent. When you feel and look this way, it becomes easy for people to connect with you.
4. A major step towards overall self-improvement :
Putting a right amount of effort into what you wear positively affects our self-improvement goals. It will help you to work better, eat better and enjoy even when you have a bulk of work to complete. You really are no more worried about your look as it is already well-taken care of.
5. Attention to detail :
If you dress well in your workplace, wear matching accessories like a watch, tie, shoes etc., you create the impression that you are a detailed person who gives attention to detail.
This will, in turn, give you an edge in the workplace and at job interviews.
6. Competitive edge :
Yes, it gives you a competitive edge. Well-dressed people leave lasting impressions on those they interact with. This might be due to the visual “candy” that they provide.
Like earlier said, this is to the dresser’s advantage as it can turn into more sales, job promotions etc. It shows that you are taking care of yourself, and now, are ready to take care of your clientele as well.
7. It’s fun:
It is fun indeed. It’s good for your corporate environment, and for your own self and the best thing is it is fun to receive compliments for dressing well.
8. Finally, first impressions matter:
Last but not the least, the first impression does matter and this factor does override all other factors. When you join your new office, you have only a few seconds to make a good impression on others.
Being well-dressed can help you a lot. So why not leave a mark? So get all preppy, put on that nice combo and go make magic at your workplace.
Aforementioned points show how and why it is logically important to dress well at your workplace. So, dress better to work better.