Clothing sets an atmosphere, and is one of the ways that you send a personal message to the world about who you are. Clothing has the ability to identify the group of people you hang out with, the profession you are in, your religious belief, and more. Changing your clothing changes your identity.
In high school, depending on the era of time and the area in which you lived, you may have dressed to make a personal statement that you were “preppy,” a “skater,” or even a “cowboy/cowgirl.”
In professional life, your place of work may require you to wear a uniform with their logo on it, which immediately identifies you as an employee of that company. You can tell if someone is a doctor, a mechanic, a soldier, or a student just based on their uniform.
Different religious groups have different guidelines for clothing, which is yet another way to identify someone.
What kind of message do you send to the world every day with your clothing? While you should never judge someone by appearances alone, what you wear is no small matter. Your appearance can affect the plans and decisions of those who see you, as well as how you feel about yourself. Your appearance sends a message—it tells others how you want to be approached.
When people see you, they see what you are before they hear who you are. So choosing your clothes wisely is important, because your first impression can end up being a lasting one.