First impressions are important, but often times appearance can be a larger factor than behavior in the way someone perceives you. Of course, wardrobe can never come close to defining who someone is, but with some effort, it can make a claim in your favor.
If you had an interview tomorrow, you would probably make sure to wash your hair, and find that perfect first impression outfit, so you would make the best impact you could.
Even if you don’t have something in your own closet, Emporia State offers business clothes for students at Corky’s Closet on campus. We all know how important it is to look our best for a job interview, but it doesn’t have to be any different for a typical day.
When we make the extra effort to look our best most days, people notice more than it seems like they would. This doesn’t mean we have to be perfect, it just means a habit of looking your best can make a difference. Have you ever ran into someone you know in public, and immediately wish you had put more effort into your appearance that day?
It’s not a great feeling. Making a habit out of putting in the effort beforehand could be beneficial to how you feel as well. Yet, wearing sneakers or dress shoes doesn’t change who you are. Feeling comfortable with yourself is the root of this idea.
Self-confidence is more important than an article of clothing, or having your hair fixed. But dressing your best might just change the way you conduct yourself throughout the day.
Give it a shot, and see if it gives you just the bit more confidence you needed to do that thing you have been feeling nervous to step up and do.