I just got back from an appointment at Nordstrom in Seattle… Getting fitted for a suit and things like that. The suit itself is a gift, (thank you mom and dad) which is the only way I would be getting anything this nice prior to today. But during the experience and thinking about what having crisp appearance can do for you, I instantly changed my mindset.
Do I believe that you should dress to impress? Absolutely. But this doesn’t mean I will always act on this belief. Honestly, I rarely take the time to get dressed up unless it’s for someone important. I will dress better as I keep growing up, and here’s why. Like the assistant at Nordstrom said to me today, “What you wear shows a lot about where you’re going.” The way he meant it was like if I were to wear some nike frees and a tee shirt, I would look as if I were going to workout… But I took it a very different way. Look at the big picture here! When you see a person walking down the street with their pants around their thighs, shirt 5 sizes to big and big ugly colorful shoes, what do you think? When you see a person in a business suit and tie walking down the street, what do you think? In my mind, if you see someone who has taken the time to dress nice and make their appearance likable, you can assume they are on a route to their own future. They know what they want. You could say “I’m sure they aren’t always dressed nice,” which is true. But, when you are taking care of your appearance more often then not, you just seem to be aware of the little things.
I’m not saying go out in a suit and tie everyday (but its would be awesome so do it if you can,) all I’m saying is the idea of how you should think about investing in your appearance because you never know who will come up to you one day and offer you your dream job or help you reach any sort of goal. If you looked put together and kind of “fashion savvy,” you also look more grow up and ready to start your path. Dress to impress? yes you should in the times where it’s obvious, but all dress to feel confident and grown up every once in a while.