All the big bosses wear this, do you?
Have you ever had an interview with an employer or potential employee and everything about them was great? They had everything – a fitted, dark colored blazer set with a clean and ironed button up shirt, tailored pants and a clean pair of leather shoes…except a belt.
During your break, I’d encourage you to take a walk through town. You’ll be surprised to find many individuals not wearing a belt. While it’s not a necessity, a belt is one of the subtlest pieces of article you can own.
Think about it this way: a man in a suit without a belt is like a room without a lamp; adding a belt is like adding a lamp. It’s not absolutely necessary, but it can make a tremendous difference in a person’s suit, and in a similar sense, a lamp can change the way you see the room.
“So I need to get a belt now.”
To tell you the truth, that decision is complete up to you. As you continue to read, consider these examples that a belt can make in your overall life. And that will advise you what to do:
A belt makes a big difference when you speak with an employer or employee. It establishes a sense of authority just by the way we dress and it demonstrates our professional status without saying a single word.
Even if you’re walking through town in casual professional clothing, a belt can demonstrate your social status – the last thing you’d want is for anyone to think any less of you. People make first impressions based on what they see, so make a lasting impression for them.
Whether you meet clients face-to-face or by greeting, people will take notice of the extra time you take to look good; missing a belt or wearing lint-covered clothing can easily distract someone and draw their attention somewhere you don’t want it to be. A clean shirt won’t attract any more attention than a shirt with a dark stain. People take notice of the subtle details, even when you don’t think they will.
Don’t let others think otherwise
It’s easy to see how a belt can affect how others look at you, but what about you? Good question.
A belt is universal in any form of fashion – it goes with all types of clothes (professional or casual) and even doubles up as a way to hold up your pants. You can never go wrong if you wear a belt under your shirt. Likewise, not every pair of pants will fit exactly like another – having a belt can eliminate this problem.
When you look good, you feel good. A belt really adds to the overall style of your outfit – especially for a suit. Wear a full suit and add a black leather belt to it with black shoes – you’ll notice what a difference it makes. When you feel good, you’re more focused on your job and beaming with higher confidence.
Belts always help, never hurt
A belt is a small investment you make for yourself. A small item that can greatly improve the overall image, chance at a job, and outlook in life, is worth the money you spend on it.
Do you wear a belt? Some think a belt is a necessity and others think it’s an accessory – which do you think it is? Comment below and let us know.