You don’t need to attend New York’s Fashion Week each season or only shop at the high-end clothing stores to know that what you wear is important. What you wear reflects your personality and your level of comfort with yourself and where you are at, physically and emotionally.
You can add cute rings and other accessories to accent your mood and your outfit, but the actual clothing is what sparks personality.
Here is a collection of the best ways to shine out your personality through what you wear.
Men – When men wear suits, the nice, 3-piece or just a jacket and matching pants and button up shirt, they are seen as well adjusted, authoritative and trustworthy. Even if they forgo the tie, they are still respected.
The men are also assumed to be more proficient at their jobs, successful in life, and create more income than men in regular jeans and a T-shirt. And the biggest assumption of all is, men are better in all areas than women.
Women – When a woman wears a fitted suit, she is seen as confident by most standards. There will be some who think she should dress like a woman, but a tailored suit on a woman, where they pants fit just right and the jacket is also forming-fitted, but not tight, gives her a confidence boost.
Women should wear women’s suits and not try to fit into a suit made for a man. If you are going for a look of “manly” you would still want to wear a women’s suit, just change the color to something darker and what a man would not wear. Most men do not wear yellow, orange or red suits.
Dressing to Impress
Depending on what you are wearing and where you are going, many people think they need to dress to impress someone. This could be a future spouse, a supervisor or boss, or someone you would like to get to know better.
Dressing to impress implies you are trying to be noticed and want the person you fancy to favor you because of your clothing. If this is what you are thinking, you will miss the mark no matter what you are wearing.
People are impressed by the quality of the person, not the quantity and value of their clothing. Of course, what you are wearing is the initial “eye catcher”, but in order to maintain a relationship, you will need more than fancy clothing.
Naturally, you would want to wear something completely different when you are dressing for a job interview versus a ball game or event for singles. Dressing to impress can be achieved in many cases by simply wearing what you are comfortable in and to make sure your clothing is clean.
When you wear bright colors, you are projecting a personality of fun and lightheartedness. This is good when you are out with your friends, with your family or participating in any number of activities alone.
You will not want to wear bright colors to work or visiting a friend in the hospital. Bright colors are trend-setting most of the time, but you won’t be able to match a color in the next two seasons.
Abstract Patterns and Prints
If you enjoy bold patterns and prints, that may not make much sense, then your fashion sense is known as bold. You like to take chances in most of the aspects of your life.
This type of fabric will tell people you are open and speak your mind. You are expressive and creative and don’t like to be told what to do at each step of the way.
You are not afraid to express yourself, and you do so with the choice of shirts you wear. You may also enjoy drawing attention to yourself in a way most others do not.
Although you are not inappropriate with your T-shirt choices or where you wear them. You are respectful of others and express your opinions in a humorous manner to avoid conflict.
You know better than to wear one of your T-shirts to a funeral or a job interview and that is part of what sets you apart from the rest of the slogan T-shirt crowd.
As a woman, you want to flaunt that you have been working on getting in shape and healthy. You may wear a sleeveless dress to promote your new, sculpted arms or a shorter skirt to highlight your shapely legs.
Wearing a fancy dress may be the only option, depending on what you are attending and where the venue is located. Weddings, funerals, and office gatherings should find yourself in a nice dress. A ball gown is not always necessary, you can save them for a formal affair like a fundraiser for your favorite charity.
Men can wear their very best for weddings, funerals and charity affairs; however, it is more acceptable to be dressed down as a man than a woman.
Tight Fitting Clothing
For those who wear tight-fitting clothing, you are projecting a conservative vibe about yourself. One may assign you the label of narrow-minded, and you would be the one to stick close to social norms.
Loose Fitting Clothing
One school of thought on individuals who wear loose-fitting clothing is that they are conservative, open-minded, and you come across as someone with liberal thinking and values.
Of course, these “rules” about clothing are not steadfast and set in stone. You can wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident without worrying about what others think.
There are a few places you will want to dress your best and not go against the grain. This would be job interviews, meeting your new partner’s parents and friends, funerals and may be an important meeting regarding your business future.
All the other times, wear what you want and how you want to wear it. Clothing is a part of each individual. Unless you are attending a private school, you will be able to dress like what and who you want.
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