As much as we have been taught to not judge a book by its cover, it is inevitably natural to pay attention to details relating to physical appearances. There have been several cases of people, especially celebrities, undergoing surgeries, adopting herbal measures, and even having regular sessions at beauty parlors. Why so? Despite what others may say, concern for aesthetics, to a certain degree, is vital in our lives. Here’s why;
- You feel good when you look good: When you dress your best, you feel your best, and that’s natural. As someone who consistently dresses well, even when I’m at home, I’ve realized that I admire myself always. Why does that happen? You only admire someone when you feel them, it could be their look, dress, humor, shoes, or even makeup.
- It boosts self-confidence: You feel very sure of yourself when you look good. You’re not scared your cloth is torn or dirty, or your shoes are going to pull out because you’re simply managing them, your hair not looking presentable or rough, and so many other reasons. You’ll walk and even speak confidently when you look your best.
- A pretty face is pleasant to look at: Just as you’re particular about the look of a meal before eating, your attractiveness determines how well people would love to admire you. Imagine dressing like a hoodlum, people will be more scared of than attracted to you and you don’t want that to happen. Besides, who doesn’t love being admired?
- You earn respect when you look great: People with a high fashion sense are usually known to be respected, whether or not they are known. It’s easy, top up your game, rise above the normal, you’ll be surprised the level of respect you’ll get in return. Why do you see a man in suits and refer to him as “sir”? He might not even be financially stable, but his looks have awarded him some respect.
- Looking good enhances productivity: when you look your best, you feel your best, which automatically makes you do/give out your best. It’s that simple.
- It gives a glimpse into your personality: You must be familiar with the saying, “dress how you’d love to be addressed”. When you dress like a respectful person, you’re accorded respect, when you dress shabbily, you’ll most likely be disregarded, and it’s just normal.
- It’s fun to look good: Yes, you don’t have to sit in a corner just because you feel like you didn’t dress well enough for an event/ a function. You’ll be free to be you!
- Your appearance takes care of you: Dressing is a form of art. You don’t have to be worried about what people think or feel about you, you don’t have to impress anyone, you just do you! If you look your best, you’re simply your best.
- You’ll be encouraged to stay fit: Imagine(you’re slim) wearing a dress that goes pretty well with your skin color and stature, but the stomach area pops out because of your big stomach, how will you feel? If you probably enjoy wearing just anything, you won’t see the need to stay in shape, but if, like me, you love straight gowns, jumpsuits, suits, shirts, anything classic, you’ll be encouraged to stay fit. And if you’re plus-sized, I’ll encourage that you embrace and feel extremely confident about your stature, and wear dresses that enhance your beauty.
- It builds relationship: You’d agree that you don’t like to be associated with people who do not fit into your social class or lifestyle right? Here’s a fact, if you look like you have your act together, people will be convinced that you have everything in place and would love to relate to you. So, looking good can connect you with some high-class citizens.
Be intentional about your looks, invest in clothing, skincare, haircare, your looks. Dress in such a way that you won’t help but compliment yourself, “I look so good”, “God dey create!”, and you’ll be glad you started it. Let me know your thoughts on this post and what you’d love to see next in the comment section.