The quotation, “clothes make the man,” by Mark Twain came to mind today.
I was thinking about this as I rustled through my closet looking for something to wear to work. Since my clowning expedition, my day to day “normal” clothes look boring compared to the bright colors, blooming silk flowers, embellished hats, bows, polka dots and striped socks I wore while parading through Guatemala.
Do I want to wear this pair of pants? Then what shirt matches–tight pants and loose top, or loose pants and tight top? Flat shoes, heels, open toes, or not?
We have learned that how we dress says a lot about us.
Clothes can say I am a doctor, lawyer, farmer, banker, tribal chief, etc.
Not only do our clothes tell a story to the people around us, it tells us something as well.
Put on a nice suit or business dress and the mirror speaks to you of success and confidence, when deep down perhaps we feel less than that.
Slap on a sexy outfit and thoughts of attractiveness, beauty and love, maybe even power fill your head.
What you wear can tell you: You are successful, attractive, sexy, lovable, comfy, practical, etc.
Look it the mirror. What is your reflection telling you? And what does your appearance tell others?
And most importantly does your reflection reflect the truth of who you are?