Saturday, August 18, 2007

Old-School Fashion Rules That Still Apply

  • It's better to be over-dressed than under-dressed. Remember the awkwardness of the "I showed up in jeans to an event with neckties" moment.
  • Your shoes matter. Spend more money on your shoes. Even if you have only one classic pair.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene are not overrated. Brush your teeth. Wash your face. Comb your hair. Floss. Apply deodorant. Fresh, natural make-up. You get the gist.
  • Dress who you want to be like. People should judge you on your intelligence, your compassion, your sense of humor, your work ethic, etc. People should, but they often don't. Many people will judge you on your appearance and clothing choices. Dress accordingly.
  • If you're young(er), dressing up can give you credibility. You don't want to send off the "I'm your son/daughter's age" vibe.
These are the tips that I generally consider when I pick out my outfits. I'm not a fashion expert. In fact, I plan to splurge on an image/fashion consultant when I am rich and famous.

Until then, I'll stick with classic (but stylish) pieces, nice shoes, and good hygience. Oh, and I'll error on the side of formality.

(Photo by: Strevo)


Melissa Garrett said...

Oy! I hate shopping for shoes (good thing I work from home, eh?!) But isn't it awful that people have to be reminded to practice good hygiene?

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