Small Ways that Fashion Changes Perception
Okay ladies, time to stop wearing pajama bottoms to the grocery store. We know you’re just running up to the store to buy some eggs, but just like you shouldn’t go to bed wearing a business suit, you should not go out in public in pajama bottoms. Many women think of fashion as being a superficial means of presenting themselves. They want to be seen as deep and thoughtful. The problem is that people will not conclude that you are a person of substance if they are looking at an outer package of sloppiness. In a perfect world, people should look at what is on the inside, and pay little attention to the outward appearance. Let’s be realistic for a moment; people don’t do that. Just like books, the one with the dull cover might have more substantial content, but we are more likely to be drawn to the covers that pop out at us, leaving us to reading all about how bees migrate. If we want people to know what is on the inside, we have to pay attention to what we look like on the outside. Being fashionable does not have to cost a lot of money, nor does it have to take a lot of time. So let’s get started with two very simple things you can start doing today.
First, consider your body type. Do not skip this part. Every body type has the potential to be dressed in a way that is beautiful. It does not matter if you don’t like your thighs, you think your butt is too big, you have a round midsection, or any other plethora of reasons that we body shame ourselves. You are already beautiful. Wearing the appropriate clothing will only accentuate your beauty.
Secondly, stop wearing all black. Don’t be afraid of adding some color to your wardrobe. Start small if you need. Shoes are a great way to add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit. Try red or pink. If you are really adventurous, wear yellow or orange. A statement necklace is also a great way to make an outfit pop.
Fashion does not have to be a four-letter word. Making small changes can have a big impact. We are all like books wanting to be read. Making your cover stand out will make others want to learn more. Remember, you are already beautiful on the inside. Time to start matching your inside with your outside.