Stroll into any public place and you will see an amazing number of poorly-dressed people. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for dressing comfortably (where appropriate) but lately we seem to have become a nation of slobs.
So before you think that those pajama bottoms and that stained “nice rack” tee are appropriate for meeting your friends for coffee, consider how you’re being portrayed to the people around you. Is that what you want them to think of you? What if one of them was a potential boyfriend/employer/client?
What reaction are you going for? Sort through your clothing and start building yourself a wardrobe around the impression that you want to be projecting. Then learn to take care of what you have so that you’re not making a clothing compromise at the last minute.
I’m not saying that you need to become a fashionista or that you should be overly concerned about what others think of you. However, if you’re searching for career advancement or a significant other, how you present yourself will hold a lot of sway over the other party and you never know when that opportunity might be showing up.