The Psychology Of Dressing Well (6 Hidden Benefits Only The 1% Know)
Does it ever seem like some guys have ALL the luck?
It’s almost seems as if they have the Midas touch and that everything they touch turns to gold.
They walk into a room and immediately command respect.
They’re shaking hands, kissing babies, and are the life of the party.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I would love to be that guy?”
I’ll let you in on a secret…IT’S POSSIBLE.
Before you get to that point, you need to understand that there’s many benefits that relate to the psychology of dressing well.
Our image is more than being stylish — there’s so many intangibles that come with it improving our style that most of us don’t even realize.
Over the years I’ve come to learn that there’s a handful of psychological benefits of dressing well that have stood out.
Check out the following list to discover what they are…
1) Good Style Makes You More Memorable
The first hidden benefit of dressing is that it instantly makes you more memorable.
In a world full of men who are leaning more towards ill-fitting and casual looks, it’s become increasingly easy to stand out from the crowd.
You might be wondering, “What’s the psychological benefit of this?”
Use this to your advantage! It’s a competitive edge that’s easy to incorporate into your life that most men are overlooking.
Standing out at work, in social settings, or anywhere else for that matter will keep you first of mind when your network of contacts needs what you bring to the table.
2) People Are More Willing To Give You The Benefit Of The Doubt
Love it or hate it, we live in a world that judges a book by its cover.
Why do you think we’re always told not to do so when we’re kids?
It’s human nature because it’s actually a survival mechanism that’s hardwired into our minds.
Within a fraction of a second we ask ourselves, “Will this person help me or harm me?” and then act accordingly.
Of course we should never brush someone off because they may not dress as well as others, but we ALL have the ability to use our style to our advantage.
No matter how hard we try, we’re all prone to making mistakes.
When you’re dressed well people are more willing to forgive you because you across as someone who’s intelligent and meant to be taken seriously.
3) It Gives You An Authoritative Presence
A past client once said that he’d like to be seen as “a force to be reckoned with!”
Doesn’t that sound powerful?
When it comes to the psychology of dressing well have an authoritative presence has many benefits.
In the workplace, you’ll make a lasting impression with clients that will leave them feeling at ease because of your professional sense of style.
In your social life, an authoritative presence is often reflected in your body language. Whether you realize it or not, you’ll stand taller, your handshake will be firmer, and you’ll be that much more charming.
Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?
4) Dressing Well Boosts Your Confidence
This has to be the most popular benefit that comes to mind when it comes to the psychology of dressing well.
Improving your style is easily the fastest way to improve your confidence.
People notice immediately and when they do, the compliments come pouring in.
Of course this isn’t the end all be all but wouldn’t it be nice if people genuinely appreciated your appearance on a daily basis?
I promise you that it feels great, especially when you might not be having the best day.
5) People Feel More Compelled To Meet You
Like I mentioned earlier, well dressed men are few and far between these days.
Imagine yourself looking the best you’ve looked in a long time walking into a crowded room packed full of strangers who are all turning their heads in your direction out of curiosity.
For arguments sake let’s say that a handful of them work up the courage to strike up a conversation with you. Think abut how many new possibilities this would create.
I can say from experience that dressing well and having a unique sense of style is one of the greatest conversation starters EVER.
By no means is this an attempt to brag but improving my style has lead to countless personal and professional opportunities. This includes improving my network of contacts, magazine interviews, and strategic business partnerships to name a few.
If that’s not compelling enough, I don’t know what is.
6) Good Style Can Help You Look Like You’ve Lost Weight Or Like You’ve Been Working Out
I get it…we all don’t love going to the gym.
For some of us, it’s a great sense of relief. For others, it’s a daunting task.
No matter what side of the fence you’re on, you’ll still find that the psychology of dressing well applies to your physique too.
You can leverage the power of style to influence how people view you.
Depending on what your goal is (to look leaner or to look more jacked) you can adjust your style with a few simple hacks that will alter how people view you.
This is achieved through strategic layering (to add mass) or wearing unstructured pieces, like a blazer (to reduce mass). These are two basic examples that come to mind since this topic is an entire article on its own.
YOUR NEXT STEPS:
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