Have you ever stopped to think about the attitude that you get from wearing clothes? Do you realize that different clothes send off different messages?
When you see a person walking about in fatigues or a military uniform, what message does that send to you about that person? You instantly understand their job, and their lifestyle as a person serving in the military.
When you see a police officer walking around in a uniform, you show respect to that person, based on the uniform which represents his authority.
When you see a person leaving the gym in sweat pants, workout shirt, a towel around their neck, and a duffle bag, you know what they have been doing – exercising. The clothes represent that they were not in the gym just to look around or visit. They were working out.
What do your clothes reflect? If someone knocked on your door at 10:00 in the morning, and you opened it up, what reflection would you give them? Would you have the sloppy stay at home mom look, with sweat pants, slippers on your feet, hair not even brushed for the morning, and baggy circles under your eyes? Do you really want to portray that message to the person standing on the other side of the door?
Wife, mother, daughter, single young woman, older grandmother, whoever you are, you are worth more than that! Do you really want to represent a sloppy, worn out despondent person? Is that who you really are? I didn’t think so.
You need a vision for getting dressed. A purpose, a reason that you want to actually look put together and dressed for the day!
You ought to be a daughter of the most high God! A precious handmaiden in his sight! Do you dress accordingly? Imagine you serve a King, and you are the Princess. What princess do you know that walks around in clothes 3 sizes to large for them and could care less about their appearance? A modern day example would be the Duchess of Cambridge. She knows that she is representing a name and a heritage – a long line of monarchies – and she dresses in a way that reflects that. She is neat and tidy in her appearance, and while I’m not endorsing all the outfits she wears, I’m grateful that she has brought a heightened awareness of being feminine back to society.
I made a video that was supposed to be for day one, but with all the drama surrounding me breaking my foot and being out of town, I didn’t get it uploaded in time. I still wanted to share it today. Please remember I’m a mommy blogger – all my children were downstairs playing Uno with their Daddy, so it was noisy in the background!
1. Get dressed by the time you decided on! I had previously decided to be up and dressed by 8:00 am, but my husband wants me to change that to 9:00 am since I broke my foot and will be a bit slower at everything right now.
2. Create a vision for yourself. Why do you want to be dressed every day? Write down a list of five reasons why it is important to you.
3. Read day two in the Frumps to Pumps ebook. (Affiliate Link)
4. Think of at least one person that inspires you in how they dress. It might not even be someone you know personally, but a person you know from a distance, from online, a blog, or a political figure. Share with us in the comments below why this person inspires you in how they dress!