How to Dress for Success Everyday and Be Totally Prepared if the Former President Visits.
by VC Edwards
It is not uncommon for a president, former president or a prominent person to visit a school, now-a-days. However, when a president, first lady or famous person visits a school, the students will not likely be notified ahead of time, for security reasons. So, how do you dress for school every day, to prepare for a visit from a highly important person, when you don't know when or if they will show up? Here are a few tips to dress for success, and to be ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, every day.
1. NEAT HAIRDO. Always wear your hair in a neat style. Guys, a few minutes of brushing or combing your hair, each morning, can make all the difference for a one-time impression. Girls, you can never go wrong with a simple classic look, such as a ponytail, braid(s), bun or short natural style. Avoid freestyle hairdos that don't stay neat all day. A neat hair style is great for meeting a famous person, but it also keeps you ready for a photo op with a prestigious visitor, which is the ultimate memorabilia from a famous person.
2. WRINKLE-FREE CLOTHING. To polish your look, iron wrinkled clothing. Wrinkle-free outfits make a great impression on others. If you wear a school uniform, ironing out wrinkles will make your uniform stand out from the rest. (If you are not familiar with ironing, keep the temperature low or get help from a parent. You do not want to scorch your favorite garments.) You can iron a week's worth of school clothes on weekends, to save time during your morning routine, on school days.
3. KEEP YOUR LOOK SIMPLE. You don't need to wear makeup or dye your hair a bright color. All you need is your great smile!
4. "WORK" YOUR WARDROBE. You don't need to buy expensive clothes. Don't let brand name manufacturers and celebrities influence you to buy expensive garments that are not necessary for success. Go for simple looks, which are timeless. Traditional styles look good and will give you a professional look that says you are ready for success.
5. COVER UP YOUR BODY. Don't wear short, tight dresses and skirts, or low-cut blouses or shirts. Forget about wearing the skimpy outfits that store owners (who do not care about your success) want you to buy. Be your own stylist and go for fashions that promote the successful career you anticipate for yourself. Button up and cover up. Make that short dress a shirt or tunic, by pairing it with a skirt or pants. Cover up low-cut tops with a sweater, blouse or decorative scarf. Important people are impressed with your mind; they are not impressed by the amount of skin you show.
6. PULL PANTS UP TO YOUR WAIST. Guys, never wear the waistband of your pants below your waist. No one wants to see your boxers, especially a former president or former first lady. And keep your shirt neatly tucked in your pants, for a presidential look.
In addition to getting good grades and having a great attitude, your put-together appearance reflects that you are taking responsibility for your path to your future success. Whether you meet the former president of the country or the leader of a community program, you can leave a memorable impression on important people in society by dressing for success, everyday. If the former president comes to your school, you can be sure he will not wear baggy pants, a wrinkled shirt, or flashy fashions; he will wear conservative and business-like attire, unless the occasion calls for active wear.
While there is no certainty that a famous person will show up at your school, if you learn to dress for success, every day, you will be ready for every, and any, opportunity. Others will notice you and you will stand out as an important, up-and-coming person to watch. And, in future years, you will likely become an important person of your generation, a person that young people hope to meet. For more information on how to succeed, read "How to Hear God to Prosper."
© VC Edwards 2014, Updated 2017