Here's an interesting theme for a conversation: can we NOT "judge the book by it's covers"?!, or to make this more clear: how important is our overall image in the world's eyes?Few posts back, I gave you texts about proper posture, personal hygiene and hair & makeup - all that now we consider an essential part of our daily preparations.
modest, not offensive, elementary,
with just a hint of personality. :)
Back in 1961, editors of "Australian women weekly" decided to print an article regarding the way we look; and play around with the old saying "clothes make a man".. in our case: a woman.
Have you ever had that feeling of "need to wear" some clothes?
For instance: I'm one of those prep-before-bed kind of folks, and I like to prepare my clothes (check for damages, press if needed) in the evening. However, some mornings I simply can not put on what I chose the evening before. Something's pulling me toward some other choice, and changes in outfit have to be made.
This text is exactly on those "feelings"
we all get:
We are often told not to "judge the book by it's covers", however, nowadays, it is the cover that makes all the difference. Although I don't really fall into any of these categories, I still find this article amusing - it shows the wast importance clothing had on our lives back then.
We can't ignore the presence of a rag-doll on a social gathering, can we? No matter how we try, we also can't "not see" that odd-looking posh lady strolling around Farmer's market, dressed more like a media personality, and less like someone who came to buy bunch of apples, right?
We get to chose how we want to world to see us!
People are superficial. We tend to be done making our initial opinion of someone before we’ve actually spoken to them. That means that your clothing is going to have a direct effect on people’s default assumptions of you — the better you’re dressed, the more respect and attention they’re going to automatically give you.
Appearances matter in real and fundamental ways that affect our daily life – from how we are greeted when meeting others for the first time to whether or not we’ll be harassed while traveling.
What say you?
Have you ever stopped while picking wardrobe and thought "what am I telling the world by wearing this?"