We have all heard the old adage “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” Dressing well goes beyond the workplace and it is pretty much a life hack for self-improvement.
With psychology researchers looking for answers as to whether our wardrobe have an impact on our mindset, it is needless to say that fashion is a science. The research done on the psychological effects on what we wear has been promising to the extent that researchers coined the term “Enclothed Cognition”, which describes how the way we look actually influences our own behaviour.
In a 2012 study conducted by Northwestern researchers, volunteers were broken down into 2 groups where one group wore a lab coat and the other did not. Both groups had to perform a series of attention-related tasks. The outcome of the experiment was that the group that donned a lab coat executed the tasks with more success. The reason behind this was the symbolic meaning that we associate with a particular clothing item.
Therefore, do yourself a favour and put in that extra bit of effort and dollars to keep your appearances in check. It will pay off handsomely as you’ll be one step closer towards becoming the Gentleman you strive to be. If you need some guidance, OMB April’s box is here to help.
Dress to be the person you want to be, not the person that you are.
Now you’re all set to impress, and you can thank us later.