The great thing about going to lunch with the girls is that you do not have to pretend to be anyone that you are not. The girls know who you are and how you dress and behave. Does this give you the right to dress like a bum around them though? Nope. Instead, you should dress like you are going out, which is exactly what you are doing. Take off those sweats and put on a nice, clean pair of jeans and a blouse before going out with the girls! After all, these are your friends and your compadres!
All too often people forget that even though a person is their friend that they still want to see you put some effort in getting dressed. Remember, these are people who are there for you through the thick and thin of life’s events. They may have seen you at your worse, but they truly enjoy seeing you at your best. This includes wearing clothing that is clean, not stained and fits you properly. This also includes nice shoes, nice jewelry and having your hair done neatly, rather than simply thrown into a trashy bun or pony tail.
Why would someone put this much effort into getting ready for a lunch with their friends? Well, think of it this way, these are your girls and friends. They mean something special to you and you more than likely love them as such friends. You feel good when they look excited to see you and you like it when they take the time to be with you. You like to see them looking good and you enjoy going out to eat with them. Imagine how much they enjoy seeing the same from you!
If you dress like a bum for what is just as lunch with your friends, you are telling them that the lunch is an inconvenience to you and that you had things that you would rather be doing. This can be insulting to your friends, even if you do not mean it to be so. In addition, your friends may feel uncomfortable around you during the lunch if they are all dressed up and you look like you just rolled out of bed. This can lead them to excluding you from future events, especially those events that are at fancier locations and restaurants.
This does not mean that you have to wear a dress or get overly fancy to go out with the girls for lunch. Simply taking a shower, taking the time to do your hair and putting on a nice, clean outfit can be enough to look dressed up and excited to see your friends. A casual blouse and pair of nice fitting jeans are perfectly acceptable pieces of clothing for a lunch with friends. Your shoes should be flats or other nice shoes, not sneakers and certainly not slippers or the dollar flip flops that are meant to be used in public showers!
Take the time and do your friends a justice when going out to lunch with them. Show them that they are important to you by getting dressed nice to see them. Remember, you are a reflection on them just as they are a reflection on you. Be sure to reflect nicely on them to all those who might see them with you and they will return the favor.