Not everyone knows that the dress-code for a night on the town, whether clubs or other places, is actually quite different than that for business activities. The set of requirements for clothing, and the functions that it serves, are quite different, and those differences are what this episode is all about, to ensure that you are well prepared to make a good impression in your off hours on the town.
One of the key points to take away from this episode is to have a full understanding of where you’re going, the type of venue, the people you’re going with, and the impression that you want to make on them. Knowing this, you can select an outfit that fits the needs, whether your shoes need extra traction for the dance floor, you need to be able to peel off layers of your outfit for the heat of the club, or any other set of circumstances you will often encounter in different types of settings.
In addition, understanding the impression you want to make is also important. While this is officially relaxing time, you should understand that you’re always making an impression on your peers and others, and your time off is no exception. Consider setting up bottle service beforehand to make a really stunning impression on your friends and those with you, if you are willing to invest in the experience.
Knowing how to dress and handle yourself for a night on the town is essential to making a good impression, and that’s what you’ll learn on this episode. So grab a pencil and paper (or pull up your notes app on your phone…) and get ready to learn on this episode of The Personal Image System!
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- The dress codes for clubs and nights out is quite different from the dress code for business
- Know where you’re going, and what the code is
- If you can get on the VIP list, you can actually break a lot of the dress code rules without a problem. Otherwise, you need to follow the dress code rules
- Clubs want to create a certain ambience, so they are going to enforce the dress code
- Know what type of club you’re going to (hip hop, gay, disco-tech, novelty, etc), and what is expected
- Dress for the heat of a club. Regardless of outside temperature, clubs will probably be quite warm. Consider being able to take off layers inside
- Dark colors work better at night, and draws you into the natural environment and makes you look better
- Where shoes with a bit of traction, especially if a dance floor is involved
- Look the part you want to play. This bit of advice goes for life, and especially when going out
- If you’re willing to pay for bottle service, set it up beforehand with the club to make a good impression
Separate the way you dress for business from the way you dress for a good time. Plan, prepare, dress correctly, and then enjoy yourself while making a great impression on those around you!