In spring 2011, I was walking down the streets in Chicago with a girl I knew. I was commenting that whatever I was doing, I tried to dress more business-like because you never know who you are going to meet or run into in the city.
She laughed at me and told me that I wasn't that famous.
I wanted to explain to her that it wasn't about me, but about maybe meeting your future boss in a cafe or simply running into one of your company partners in the streets and you still want to give a good impression of yourself and your company (Am I thinking too far?).
I am not talking wearing everyday a women suit, specially not at the beach ;) but still being a bit considerate with what you choose to wear. It can be very trendy or fashionable, I don't care, as long as it feels "right" for me.
Funny enough, 2 years later at a get together with other friends, she was telling that in order to appear more professional, and feel empowered, she was wearing more shirts and less "bohemian" clothes.
I was glad she got it. Deep down I know that 2 years before that I could have explained my reasoning and she could have used it earlier but sometimes we need our own experiences to learn.
I know, as a fact, I still have so much to learn!