Whether you are going on job interviews or simply living day to day, the clothes you wear probably tell a lot about who you are. There is something to be said about the psychology of style and so, if you find that you are stuck in a rut where somehow the life you are living just doesn’t reflect who you are as a person, have you stopped to consider that maybe you are following trends in fashion and not those styles that suit who you are on the inside? Let’s take a look at some of the fashion blunders commonly associated with not being comfortable with who you are, especially when out in public.
Flashy Clothes Don’t Make a Fashionista
One of the things you will learn at some point in your life is that flashy clothes won’t make a fashionista of someone who just isn’t comfortable wearing those styles. For example, an ultra-right leaning conservative who would fight creationism vs evolution to the death wouldn’t feel at home in a short, short mini skirt with knee-high boots and a low-cut blouse. That is definitely the outfit of an extrovert. Not to say that conservatives don’t dress stylishly, but it’s the ‘style’ that makes a difference.
There are multi-thousand dollar dresses and pant suits that are highly conservative as there are $10 miniskirts that are fashionable, even if inexpensive. A conservative introvert might even retreat further into herself if uncomfortable with the clothes on her back, so learn the moral of this story. If you aren’t comfortable donning that dress, don’t do it! Wear something that makes you feel ‘right’ and you’ll be so much happier for it.
Tips for Dressing up that Conservative Office Attire
If you have a job that requires you to dress in a more conservative style that you simply feel out of place wearing as your personality is towards the flamboyant, try jazzing it up with some fashionable accessories. No, you don’t need to overdo the bling, but you can always wear a ‘larger than average’ statement piece, wear heels a little spikier than normal and perhaps do your hair a bit more fashionably than required. You can still meet your office dress code but also reflect who you are inside. The point is, if you are uncomfortable in your attire you just might be uncomfortable in your job as well. There has to be a happy medium.
Actually, there is a whole field of psychology that looks at how we ‘dress the part.’ Some high-end fashions even plan their marketing around the psychology of dressing to suit personalities and that’s why some designers tend to be more successful than others. They know how to reach that inner person they are marketing to. Whether you are conservative and wish to dress down a bit or outgoing and bubbly in nun’s attire, there are ways you can accessorize to bring your outfit closer to who you are on the inside. It’s all about being comfortable with who you are, so let your clothes reflect the inner you and you’ll be so much happier for it.