It seems like there’s always some kind of celebration on the horizon. Our personal calendars are perpetually dotted with weddings, graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, and other rites of passage. A lot of guys have one or maybe two go-to outfits that get dusted off for special occasions, rehashing the same look over and over. In many ways, what you choose to wear is a big part of life’s most memorable moments, so here are a few reasons to take your style seriously when an important event is coming up.
Your look informs your mood and attitude. It’s no secret that when you like what you see in the mirror, you feel confident and happy, and you project that into the world. Nothing feels quite as good as knowing you look your best, and you definitely want to carry that feeling with you on days when something important is happening. This is especially true if you’re playing an active role in the event – if you’re going to have to stand up and speak or have the spotlight on you in some other way, you’re definitely going to want all the extra confidence you can get.
Your loved ones deserve the best version of you. Like it or not, how you dress influences how people perceive you. When an event and the people at that event are important to you, it makes sense that you would show how much you care by putting in some extra effort. You want your loved ones to be proud to be there with you, and to know that this day is just as important to you as it is to them.
The photos will be around forever. With every guest at every event having a smartphone in their pocket, each special occasion results in dozens if not hundreds of photos. Many of those shots will end up on the internet, and even more will be saved privately for you and your family members to look back on in the future. So you have a choice: do you want to be the guy who wears the same thing at every event, the guy who chooses dated fashion fads, the guy who goes with whatever is on the clearance rack… or do you want to be the best-dressed guy in every picture, the one who really “shows up” for each special day, the one who clearly takes pride in his appearance? By deliberately curating a quality wardrobe, you have a lot of sway over how future generations of your family will remember you, and how you will look back on yourself in later years.
There’s a technique to creating a stylish wardrobe; it all begins with a strong foundation that you can build on in a logical way. To start developing your own personal style, speak to a consultant who can give you some guidance, helping you choose basics that will give you a good structure to work from.