Everyone can agree that first impressions matter and whether we like it or not, people take account of our appearance and not just the attitude we put on. It’s inevitable for us to be caught at the wrong moment sometimes when we are not looking our best due to circumstances beyond our control.
Have you ever been told to dress up for an event only to arrive and find yourself uncomfortably overdressed? Every eye around seemed to locate you like a GPS. You wished you could go back home and change but time and distance wouldn’t allow you. You had no choice but to endure the slow ticking seconds and get out of there as soon as you could.
Which is more uncomfortable: appearing overdressed or underdressed? I believe there’s a fine line between the two. Just an accessory or two or the lack thereof, can draw the line. It’s also subjective in a way. Different family/economic backgrounds account for this. The pair of jeans you would go to town or a party with, another wears it casually at home on Saturdays to do laundry. Since the scales are not balanced even at the basics, how can we expect them to when it comes to public appearances?
I’m sure you’ve heard it being said that it’s the wealthy people who enter banks in shirts, shorts and slippers. Tellers might smile at you courteously by virtue of their work but they do talk extra nice after they have seen your account balance.
That said, I’d rather go out low key than stand out everywhere I go. It’s safer that way. I have nothing to prove by dressing over the top almost always. My personality won’t even let me. So I say, do you. If you’re the type who likes to stand out regardless of occasion, at least you know why you do; perhaps it helps with boosting your self-confidence. As for me, I’d rather something else about me stands out other than my dressing
What about you? Which one would you rather do and why? Kindly share your thoughts and thanks for reading.
© Josephine Amoako 2019