How many of you have heard the mantra: Dress for Success?
This past fall/winter has felt a little like crawling out of the dark ages, and I’m ready to embrace the new year. Or at least trying to and wondering what will help to get my head in the game.
I started thinking about the value of dressing for success. Would this help? What does that even mean?
I work from home. So my choice of attire would closely resemble pajamas, IF I didn’t have to leave the house. I haven’t quite reached that level of not-caring-what-others-think as I shuttle my son to and from school. Not having to dress up is a perk of working from home, no?
Yet…I am playing around with the idea of making it a point to shower, do my hair, and get dressed to see if that will improve my productivity and my attitude.
So I thought that I would test the theory. It lasted one day. I even took a picture of it. Ha!
Not too long ago, my hubby shared this article about Steve Jobs and other famous individuals always dressing the exact same way, and I was like YES!
“Take Albert Einstein. It has been reported that the famous physicist bought several versions of the same grey suit because he didn’t want to waste brainpower on choosing an outfit each morning. ” Read more of the article here.
Just…yes. I mean, think about this…
Some of these famous people wore it for brand recognition. This could be epic. I’m a fantasy author. I could run around in costume. all. the. time. But that would be too much work. And if you know me, I so do not like drawing attention to myself. I like Albert Einstein’s take on clothes. I could totally see myself with a closet full of black crew neck sweaters. If I didn’t live in Texas. Ha!
So what say you? What does Dress for Success mean to YOU? Do you think how you dress affects your attitude, productivity, and self-confidence?