I’ve written previously about the importance of being appropriately dressed. But today, I’d like talk about the benefits of being well-dressed. If you are keen to aesthetics, being well-dressed allows you to enjoy beautiful garments or feel that you are contributing — doing your part — to add to the beauty of your environment. But even if you don’t respond emotionally to minor grace notes in your day – like wearing a silk scarf that complements your outerwear and bag – the benefits of being well-dressed will flow toward you anyway.
Nice clothes are a type of armor: They can give you confidence, and they may even embolden you. Nice clothes have a corresponding effect on the people you encounter: If you are well-dressed, people will be nicer to you, and will even defer to you. (Sad, but true.) So, in encouraging you to be well-dressed, I am offering you power. Just be certain to use that power for good.
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