Who Do You Dress For?
Hello Darlings, As a woman gets ready for the day, she is dressing with someone in mind. When getting ready for a meeting, we dress for our co-workers wanting to portray a certain image. When in love or lust, we dress with a man in mind and what he might like best. When going out for cocktails, we dress in a way that other woman would appreciate our effort. It seems that the only time that we dress for ourselves is when we least care.
I dress for myself when I am out running errands, going to the gym or just hanging out at home. It seems that most effort that I make is usually somehow related to other people. If looking good is a form of politeness then in fact our exterior appearance is often time dedicated to others. We dress every morning with a certain image that we want to portray to others!
That is not to say that we compromise our likes; rather we adjust them depending on the circumstance. Naturally, it is our instinct to want to appeal to our company. Therefore, prior to stepping out the door we consider the occasion, venue and company. I find that this drive is exactly what keep us trying something new and wanting to constantly evolve. Fashion is a means of communication that many of us can relate to. Women enjoy being a part of the fashion world, work places have dress codes and men often times also have particular views on what is attractive. Those three elements alone play an integral part in defining what we wear.
I've been told to wear more color because my preference for neutrals and pastels can be dull. For a long period I did make an effort to do just that, wear color. Despite enjoying pops of color in my life, I still feel most confident and like myself in neutrals and pastels. This is when I realized that wanting to please someone else is natural and in fact caring, but staying true to yourself while doing it is key. So in between creating a perfect wardrobe and considering the various audiences of our lives, a girl should always put her preferences first!
Do others opinion influence what you wear?