Yet that’s what many of us do, every single evening and weekend
Even men who wear suits on a daily basis find that their weekend/evening clothing is severely lacking. T-shirt and jeans is the de-facto uniform of the off duty man – and if we’re really casual, we find a way to wear our old sweat shirts and sweatpants with no intention of breaking a sweat.
Now dressing this casually isn’t a bad thing when we’re watching TV on a Saturday morning or working on the house.
But to wear clothing this casual to your daughters recital? Or to meet your wife’s coworkers at a weekend picnic? Or what about a Sunday trip to the movie theater?
The fact is there is a lot of confusion as to how to dress casually yet professionally.
In seconds people decide if they like you or not – and nothing has as powerful an effect on a light association as the way you present yourself.
Dress right – and set yourself up for success. Dress like a buffoon, and well, you might have been better not showing up at all.
Here are four tips to dressing sharp when dressing casual – 3 are very general and the last is a bit more specific but one of the easiest and quickest ways to elevate your game.
- Pay attention to the fit of your clothing.
- Ensure the clothing you wear is made of good fabric and constructed properly.
- Aim for styles that are classic and that compliment your body type.
- Wear quality footwear – leave the sandals for the beach and running shoes for running.
Simple – yes
Something most of us do consistently – no
Take the steps necessary to elevate your casual style – the reward is worth it.