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Why I Dress Up by Joe Petrisko

One of the most visible demonstrations of this lack of consideration and courtesy is in the way we dress to present ourselves to others. What many fail to realize is that how you dress is a direct reflection of what you think of yourself. A shabby presentation of oneself can pretty much be equated with a shabby self-worth. If you don't think well of yourself, how do you expect anyone else to thing well of you? Dressing up once in a while can truly do wonders for one's self-esteem. There's not a person out there who, upon seeing themselves in a mirror being well dressed, doesn't feel a lot better about themselves. It can brighten your day as well as, believe it or not, the day of those around you.

"Dressing up" doesn't mean being formal. "Formal" would be a tuxedo or gown.

Another point. While attending any given social event, which person (especially of the opposite sex) is normally the first to catch your eye: the well-dressed one, or the one who looks like they just stepped out of a Goodwill Industries box? And don't think for a single second that the reverse isn't true, either. Remember: you only get one chance to make a first impression. Make it a good one.

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