The fashion stuff I write about — it’s not only because I enjoy it. I truly do believe this stuff matters. As I wrote here a few years ago, your clothing choices communicate who you are to other people, whether you want them to or not, so you may as well take control of that message.
PeaceBang has a particularly eloquent post about the importance of image today on Beauty Tips for Ministers. She’s writing about female clergy, but what she says can apply to everyone, of any profession or gender:
Drab, aggressively sexless, sartorially clueless people in any profession make a statement by their very presence, and that statement is not a good one. Some of the non-verbal statements such appearance makes are:
1. I do not want anyone to look at me.
2. I don’t deserve attention; being noticed is something I am not prepared to accept and a responsibility I do not want.
3. I am harmless; in fact, I am passive. The world is happening around me and I hope to be invisible in it.
That’s only the first three. There’s more. Go read.
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