A Fight Against Public Sweatpants

By: Kaitlyn

I am a firm believer in the fact that what you wear represents who you are. Fashion is our biggest shout-out to let others know who we are, because it is the first thing that people can really see about us. When you first meet someone, they’re not going to know that you’re successful with this skill and that skill, your life history, and awesome artistic skills. However, they will make a judgment about you based on what you are wearing. Whether you like it or not, that’s the truth.

So, I have to ask people, “Why do you wear sweatpants in public?” WHY?!

First impressions are important, and the first impression that you give off to people is that you don’t care, that they weren’t worth the effort to put on some jeans at least. That you weren’t worth the effort.

And I think that’s where this really bothers me. The message that you’re sending out to the rest of the world is that you don’t care about yourself enough to put on something nice. I think it’s sad that people even feel this way to begin with.

I have to admit; I do own some sweatpants. And they’re fantastic. I love putting on a pair of sweatpants when I come home after a long day. But that’s the thing, I wear them at home. Most people wear sweatpants because they’re comfortable and easy. Let me let you in on a little secret: Skirts and dresses are comfortable!  In fact, I would argue that they are even more comfortable than sweatpants. *Gasp* I know, that must sound crazy! But trust me, put on a skirt and you will feel totally free and comfy. And guess how much time you save by putting on sweatpants rather than something else? Absolutely nothing. It takes the same exact amount of effort and time to put on sweatpants than it does any other clothing item.

Another thing that I believe is that you never know when you might meet someone new that could change your life. You never know your next opportunity to meet a new friend or to professionally network. Every moment of public life is networking. So you want to send out a good message regarding your self-worth. You don’t want someone you’re just meeting to think, “Oh jeez, what a slob, she must not care.” You want them to think, “Oh, dang! Look at that sophisticated and strong woman! I can’t wait to meet her.”

So let’s stop not giving a crap about ourselves! Let’s show ourselves that we are worth it, that we’re important. Because we are. You are. Take off the sweatpants. You are important.

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We're Sarah and Kaitlyn, roommates from Milwaukee who started this blog to promote creativity and life.
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