Listen, I know some people may think that having a good appearance means tons of time and effort, but that's not always the case. Of course, people want to get dolled up for weddings and prom and special occasions, but if we're talking about our day to day lives, something as simple as putting on a cute outfit can make an impact on your overall mood.
Typically when people have their lazy dress days with leggings and T-shirts it's because they want to feel comfy and there's nothing wrong with that! I know for myself personally, I typically dress lazier when I'm sleep deprived, not in the mood to face the day, or just because I also want to be comfy. What I've learned though, is that my days where I put on an outfit and leave the house pleased with the way I look, I feel more confident and elated; two emotions we should always strive to feel.
When I was going through a hardship the 2nd semester of my 1st year of college, I remember specifically looking up "ways to feel better about yourself" and one of the tips was putting the effort in your appearance. I personally have always thought that I had a decent taste when it came to clothes, but after reading that article I decided to push myself a bit more to be 100% with my appearance rather than 85%. Going outside your comfort zone and wearing things that don't always seem like you or your style can be intimidating, but once I broke the ice I felt great! I didn't understand at first how putting on certain clothes could make me feel different. But I learned that doing so can bring confidence to someones well being.
If you're dressing well and feeling good, to strangers, it may look like you have your act together. Isn't that crazy to think about? But it makes sense! Doing so makes you look more approachable and before you know it, you might just notice more people talking to you on the streets; whether it be asking for directions or simply complimenting your features. but that's just a side note! It's important to dress for you and not for others. Wearing that one blouse hiding in your closet, putting on makeup, rocking those stilettos, whatever the case may be, doing so may just surprise yourself and change the way you're feeling which can lead to a healthier well being and lifestyle.