'Some people say dress for the job that you want, well, I say dress like the man you want to be'Does any body watch White Collar? I love it!! I spent like two days getting through the first two seasons (I know, two whole days but, I regret nothing) and now on to the third. Basically I feel like I've watched so many episodes that I have started to convince myself how cool it would be to be in the FBI. Or at least think like an FBI agent... Like being able to pick locks and trip security wires and work under cover and create a new identity just on the spot. Yeah, I am officially hooked. And that has nothing to do with the main character...if you know what he looks like, then you will know exactly what I mean... if not well then...
- White Collar, TV Series
I was watching an episode and there was something someone said that really stuck with me: '...dress like the man you want to be.' Very similar to a quote by Socrates - 'be as you wish to seem.'
Dress like the man you want to be...dress like the man you want to be...dress like the man you want to be...
It may sound silly but there is something quite positive about dressing like the person you want to be. I think that the type of clothes you wear can have a major impact on who you are, your mood and what you are thinking, after all, its the ultimate form of expression isn't it? At first, I thought this quote was just about suits because, we all know, that a guy in a suit looks so much... classier, but I think this can be applied in general. It's why we have uniforms in schools or in the workplace. Clothes aren't just things we wear, it's part of our appearance and a small part of who we are and how we choose to express that side of us. It's the reason why you can put on that dress and feel like a model, genuinely. I don't know about you but if I simply put on a pair of heels, I instantly feel more confident about myself and where I'm going. I think it is important to dress like the person we want to be, the person we want people to see you as. Your style can say so much about you and just knowing that 'yeah, I look good' can give you a little boost. I say little because, while I think it is important, it is by now means the be all and end all, ultimately, its just an added extra factor.
be as you wish to seem...be as you wish to seem...be as you wish to seem...be as you wish to seem...
Being as you wish to seem... Ultimately, I guess, it's the story of the actor, who has to be a character, so much so that audiences are convinced.
*On a completely different note, I am trying to sort out the layout of my blog and make it look.. better? If anyone can help and is a whiz at these sorts of things or could point me in the right direction I would love you forever! Thanks!!