#BlogchatterA2Z : “Q” – Qualities one needs to look for while selecting clothes (A2Z of Image Management)

Hi Everyone,

This is my 17th post for #BlogchatterA2Z challenge. Here I am talking about qualities you need to look for while doing clothing selection. Here I will be discussing about for A’s of clothing:

  • Authentic
  • Appropriate
  • Attractive
  • Affordable

The effect of your clothing and appearance is something you can analyze or evaluate and generally control or manage, in much the same way you manage your other resources – times, money, meals and so forth.

No one expects you to be handsome or beautiful. What people do expect is for you to appear attractive and appropriate. While there is no one and only right way to look,  attractive and appropriate,  are words to keep in mind when selecting your clothes. When dressed attractively and appropriately, we need to feel more confident, at ease and act appropriately. When not dressed attractively or appropriately, poor actions tend to follow suit. Rather than dressing by habit, impose, imitation ,pressure,or trial and error, dress as a result of thoughtful decision and choices.

Think in terms of dressing appropriately for:

  • The occasion, situation, or activity and in relation to propose and goals.
  • The person, the people or the group you will be, or wish to be involved with, their mood, values, attitude, and interests. 
  • You as an individual, for your physical body, your personality, mood, values, attitudes, and interests.

Time and attention to the message you create with your clothing and appearance are important in three general situation:

  • When the other person does not know you.
  • When the other person’s opinion or reaction to you is important to the achievement of your goals., any you want org need to influence the opinion or action of another person.
  • When your mood or confidence level needs a lift to boost self confidence.

A few such occasions include the first day of class, a blind date, a job Interview, an appearance in court or the day you have to present a report, make a sale, or participate on a committee. Occasions that demand a more authoritative appearance include job interviews and personal appraisald, first meeting with the client and so on.

Clothing and image management is one of the fastest and most effective ways to build self-esteem, to boost self-confidence, to reflect ability, and to increase credibility.  Image management is an effective way to attract others, to encourage them to regard you favorably and with continued interest. If you want to be successful you have got to look successful in all your roles.

Personal and Professional Dress Standards

The 4 A’s – Giver yourself A Perfect 4.0

Occasionally , casual clothes are exactly right. Imagine, however, wearing only T-shirts and jeans all the time – at any age. You immediately limit the range of feelings that a variety of clothes can stimulate, reflect or project. Putting forth no thought or effort in dress, you gradually lose the ability to coordinate or create attractive and versatile outfits. Looking and feeling only comfortable and very casual, you gradually become psychologically uncomfortable with people in situations where dressier clothes are the tradition. Feeling uncomfortable you gradually limit your association with those people. Wearing extremely casual clothing everyday, you never look special. You never feel special. All occasions are the same. You are always the same. Facets of your personality and potential are not discovered and not developed. Experience supports the finding that when people stop dressing for different occasion they stop doing, going and being. Consider, that when you give some thought and effort to dressing in a variety of ways for a variety of mood and occasion, you become more creative, individual, confident and competent. Positive interaction and productivity increase. You are more likely to become self-actualized and to accomplish your goals.

Keep all this in mind and follow your heart!

This post is part of#BlogchatterA2Z challenge.

To read my previous posts checkout here A ,B ,C ,D ,EFGIJ.K,L,M,N,O, P

@ Swati Mathur

13 Replies to “#BlogchatterA2Z : “Q” – Qualities one needs to look for while selecting clothes (A2Z of Image Management)”

  1. Wow all 4 As are amazing and I agree we should keep these factors in mind while dressing ourselves. being authentic and dressed according to occasion is very important to create a positive impression and it also helps in boosting self confidence too.

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  2. Qualities of dressing up with these A’s of attractive, affordable, appropriate, and authentic are amazing. If one just remembers these basic qualities it can bring a great difference in how we dress up. Have saved/ pinned your perfect 4.0 version for ready reference.

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  3. O yes!! Today’s lesson is another valuable addition to my knowledge about dressing sense, which is evolving through your daily posts. Awsome A’s!!

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