The old saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” may be true, but people are in fact formulating an opinion about you based on how you are dressed. Clothes make a strong visual statement. But, what most people are not aware of, is that what we wear significantly impacts our performance and attitude. Thus, dressing appropriately is one of the vital factors that will help you take control of your life with confidence and poise. Today, Dustin R. Granger, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ shares 5 rules that will help you dress for success!
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[3:15] Why dressing for success matters
[9:30] The origins of the modern style
[17:30] Power, influence, and authority are all affected by how you dress.
[20:30] The transformation effect
[24:00] The downside of dressing down
[24:45] The rules for an effective wardrobe
[25:15] Rule #1: Think of your wardrobe as an investment.
[28:00] #2 Fit is EVERYTHING
[30:30] #3 Dress one step higher than what everyone else is doing
[32:30] #4 Sprezzatura
[34:45] #5 Take care of your wardrobe
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[39:00] Inspirations worth sharing
Men’s modern style can largely be credited to one man: Beau Brummell. George “Beau” Brummell, who set trends and influenced royals during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, left behind an enduring legacy, that legacy being the suit. Exceptionally well-fitting and hand-tailored bespoke suits, to be precise. He rejected the use of breeches and stockings and instead introduced full-length formal trousers with both matching and contrasting jackets. He avoided the billowy and decorated tunics of the past and wore a more contemporary dress shirt, tailored for his body. This was the birth of men’s style as we know it today. A focus on tailored menswear that flattered the body and showcased a man’s physique, rather than overshadowing it.
Whether you like it or not, your clothing communicates — and it can have a serious effect on your ability to achieve success. Research shows that your appearance strongly influences other people’s perception of your financial success, authority, trustworthiness, intelligence, and suitability for hire or promotion. And, because perception is often reality, what you wear not only communicates who you are in the minds of others but also influences your level of career advancement.
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Men who dress more formally at work tend to act more like leaders — thinking more abstractly and focusing more on the big picture. According to Business Insider article, a study at Yale School of Management found that men who wore suits performed better in mock financial negotiations than men who wore sweatpants. Part of the reason was that the men in the suits felt more confident and behaved more dominantly than the men in sweatpants. There are a few well-known businessmen, like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg who have historically worn a very casual style, leading other men to think that all important work can be done in a hoodie or turtleneck. The style you wear, or rather the formality of that style should cater to the type of work you do. As a general rule, a little classier is always a good idea. The next time you have a particularly difficult or important day at the office, lean into the situation at hand with your strongest, most professional-looking outfit. It will energize you for the day ahead and tell everyone else that you mean business!
One of the best reasons to dress well is it forces you to take charge of your life, which is – in a deeper sense – what truly matters. Taking control of your life will change the way society sees you, give you more respect and authority and ultimately have you calling the shots in your life. Here are a few rules to help you get started. Listen to this episode to hear more on each of these rules, from Dustin R. Granger, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Rule #1: Think of your wardrobe as an investment
Rule #2: Fit is EVERYTHING
Rule #3: Dress one step higher than what everyone else is doing
Rule #4: Sprezzatura!
Rule #5: Take care of your wardrobe – polish, iron, patch, long-lasting, dry cleaning
Listen to this episode to hear more on each of these rules, from Dustin R. Granger, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
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