What does it mean to “dress for success”?

We have all heard it said, “dress for success” or “dress for the role you want”. What does this mean? Successful people strive to keep up an impeccable image. Why? Because successful people understand that they are their brand. They are the representative/spokesperson for their brand and ultimately their future. Needless-to-say, your image is very important. You matter in every moment. You want advancement, so observe those at the higher levels. Watch how they not only dress, but how they carry themselves and how they approach others. Follow their lead. You don’t have to lose your individuality by doing so either. Be you but be the top-notch version of you. You deserve it don’t you? When you look your best, you perform at your best.

Now that we have puffed out our chests and put our feet firm on the ground in determination, the time has come to put our new outlook into action. Start by jotting down how you feel when you look your best. Write down what you’d like people to say about you. Write an affirmation about your upgraded image and speak the affirmation to yourself in the mirror. I know…I know…it sounds crazy, but it will help make the change from the inside out. Next, dress to impress. Everywhere you go, put some thought and effort into your outfits. Others will start to take notice and opportunities will start falling in your lap. Be prepared by picking your outfit the night before. And if you were a uniform, you’re not off the hook! It is important that your uniform is wrinkle-free and well put together. Just because you don’t have to put effort into a decision of what you’re going to wear doesn’t mean you don’t have to put effort into how it looks. When you feel good about how you look, you’re sending the public the same vibe you are feeling on the inside. You’ll find it much easier to meet new people and express yourself.

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