Why should you wear real clothes out of the house? Tips from a personal stylist.
If you’re just wearing “real” clothes to work and not any other areas of your life, it’s time to make a change!
Many of my clients have outfits for work or special occasions. On the other side of the spectrum are their “athleisure” clothes or leggings and t-shirts. There’s nothing in between so the leggings/t-shirts part of the wardrobe expands and becomes their go-to clothes.
At some point into this situation, is when my clients reach out to me. They find they’re avoiding social engagements because they have nothing to wear, or they feel anxiety about going out because they have to figure out what to wear (that isn’t leggings and a t-shirt).
The solution? You must have a solid elevated casual or smart casual wardrobe that is between your house clothes and your work clothes and practice wearing it.
Why is this?
First of all – you need to practice creating outfits aligned with the style you want to portray. You’ll never easily create the outfits you want if you’re only getting the practice in on a Friday night.
Second – you’ll feel so much better about yourself when you wear real clothes to the grocery store, getting a manicure, the movie theater, over to friends, etc. etc.
This is crucial because style is a muscle you need to exercise. If you don’t regularly practice creating outfits that align with your outside of work style, it will continue to be a cycle of frustration for you.
Another benefit? You’ll start to notice you carry yourself differently, you’ll receive compliments and just in general feel better. We all feel better when we dress better.
Not sure where to start when it comes to creating your style? Check out these posts for more information: