Working the sales floor of my boutique made me privy to so many conversations regarding our appearance and how that changes as we age. Without question when we shop for something special to wear we want to feel transformed when we put it on. It is a good feeling when we get it right. The right color, right fit and right style is the formula for making our day better. Not to discount the magic of a good breakfast and 8 hours of sleep, dressing up can most definitely make a difference in our day.
Have you ever shown up to a party and felt underdressed? That moment you walk across the threshold of someone’s home and you get a quick overview of the crowd in their slick outfits you think quelle damage! Panic strikes as you see your reflection—leggings, tee shirt and infinity scarf. EEK! The opposite is true when you take the time to dress up a little when you are invited to something as simple as a backyard barbecue.
Hearing someone say, “nice coat!” makes us feel good. A compliment is always a confidence booster. I am not suggesting that anyone needs to put on a pair of stilettos and a evening gown to feel good. What I am suggesting is that taking a little effort in pulling a look together that is the right color, the right fit and the right style will change your day.
Here are a few wonderful things that happen when you opt to dress up a little.
~You will feel more confident. Like I said there is nothing like a compliment to build your confidence.
~Once you begin to feel more confident you will be inspired to push the envelope on your styling choices.
~You will pay more attention to the types of clothing you buy. Once you become more strategic about what you buy you will invest in pieces that last and not pieces that are meant to be worn for merely a season or two.
~You will have everyone thinking you have somewhere better to go later even if you are on your way home to hang out with your dog.