Who we are is not what we wear or what glitters. It’s the spirit that defines us... In the past i was often told i need to dress like someone in senior management.. At first I wondered what this meant ???... Then ignored it... But then asked myself What does it mean to “look like senior mgmt?” What could it mean to look like a teacher, attorney, housewife, or a banker?
How do our clothing define us? If I wear jeans and a Tee... does this not exude that vibe?
I look at my clothing as a way to express myself, but also as something practical depending on the where I am working.
When we dress in the morning, how does our attire affect how we view ourselves and how the world perceives us? Having clean, business casual attire is necessary in the work place, but I did not realize it defined me.. While labels identify and classify, they can also separate us from each another. I believe it is classifying and creating a divide, placing a person in an arbitrary box.
Rather than turning to #labels and categories, why not look for the similarities in each other? We have more in common than we do differences, but why is it so easy to let something as simple as style of dress create a divide? Issues such as religion, race or politics already create this separation.
It is important to be mindful of how our #perception of others and self affects how we treat those we interact with daily. I accept that I “look like senior mgmt ” — but will you accept me, too?
In a dhaani green (as @surabhi27j called it) Tant from #kolkata today with brocade blue blouse ... #19 #100sareepact #8sareesinfebruary #sarees #saree #sari #saris #iwearhandloom #tant #handloomsarees #handloom #blackandwhite #keepcalmsareeon #workwear #ethnicwear #indianwear #acceptance #inclusion #wear #clothes #curlyhair #curlygirlmethod #clothes #clothing #clothingbrand