Written By: Danielle Marie Heckenkamp
It seems that everytime we go out, whether it's to the grocery store, the mall, the office, the park, a date or even a wedding, there's something missing! You may ask, what's missing...? Does anyone own a mirror?
Wait, maybe it's just a lack of common-sense. We aren't talking about spending excessive amounts of time primping and prodding just to buy groceries! No, we are talking about the basics here:
Did you brush your hair and teeth this morning?
Did you take a minute to put on some mascara, eyeliner and a dab of lip gloss? (Come on ladies, you know what your face needs to look awake!)
Are you wearing matching socks? (And men, brown socks and black shoes do not compliment! Don't even get us started on the white socks and black shoes!)
Did you even get dressed? And no, pajama pants that look like yoga pants do not count!
These questions might seem ridiculous and wreak of common-sense but for some reason common-sense is extremely lacking in today's society! Why is it so hard for people to put themselves together in the morning? We don't mean you have to leave the house looking like Kate Middleton (even though she always looks fabulous!) but give yourself 15-20 minutes to get ready and make a little more effort with a little less laziness. You will be amazed at the results!
"Carelessness in dressing is moral suicide." ~Honoré de Balzac
You think there is no time to get ready for work in the morning? Think again! Here's your solution: wake up 20 minutes earlier!
You think that your children must look put together for school, and there is no time left for you? Think again! Here's your solution: wake up 20 minutes earlier! Get yourself dressed first and then wake up the family. Children will lead by example.
You think, "this is my day off, why should I get dressed?" Please reconsider this thought process... If you plan on staying home, that's fine, wear the yoga pants but at least brush your hair and apply a small amount of makeup. You may have an unwelcome guest sooner than you think. If you do leave the house to run errands, most definitely PUT YOURSELF TOGETHER! You might run into a client, future client, past co-worker, old highschool crush or future lover!
FIRST IMPRESSIONS DO COUNT!
Unfortunately, the theory of "individuality" has been taken to an extreme! An extreme of laziness, self-deprecation, lack of common-sense and in the end, just irresponsible as the next person. You won't lose your personal style or values by dressing with style! It has become abnornal to see a woman put together with clothing fitted properly, makeup complimenting her facial features and her feminine physique isn't hidden behind frumpy t-shirts. Men, show your masculinity, be proud of it! Don't wear baggy pants and t-shirts (enough said!). Please get rid of the Hawaiian shirts or save them for Hawaii. Why is it so hard for men to wear a polo and khaki pants? Here's a tip: Women love a well-dressed man! Use that to your advantage!
"Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man, I have found that perfection is out of reach - but not the perfect suit." ~Edward Tivnan