You are acting the way you are dressed

20 May

 So, I believe that how we are dressed, can most certainly dictate how we act. Growing up I was indeed a "girly-girly" and was quite proud of it. (That's me on the right in the picture; the hat was truly the statement piece!) I loved those days when I could really dress up, but I also took pleasure in killing it in my Jordache, or Calvin Klein’s. I don’t believe I wanted to float through life in Givenchy gowns, or Dior dresses (but if I could why not). I just believed that donning a well put together outfit, clutching a Chanel bag and looking stunning in the process should not take an entourage. I have received very nice compliments but often they were followed with, "but I don't have that kind of time to spend getting dressed." I have even had someone suggest, "It must take you hours..." There is most certainly a back handed compliment there; and for the record it’s really no trouble at all. Putting together a tasteful ensemble in minutes that takes me from work to drinks and never forgoes comfort, and style with a splash of grace is really not as hard as it might sound. I bemoan the fashion-forward styles that turn their noses up at the tailored LBD, or poo-poos clean lines, slight heel or supremely neat trousers. Someone has convinced society that it takes far too long to be neat and clean and look well put together. Where are the priorities of civility in being well-dressed? Why is slovenliness a thing? In truth, as I watch people and I do this often, the way people dress dictates how they move through their day. The more poorly, and in some cases cheaply (as in style, not an expense) dressed a person is the more likely they are to be rude, and speak in a distasteful manner. When I have approached a person who is neatly attired, they have been a bit more gracious and patient; and therein lies my thesis, that fashion dictates one's actions.

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