Sometimes, you can't avoid days where you have to abide by a dress code. For me, that day came last week. I was asked to dress in pants for a meeting. It wasn't a big deal for me, though, since dressing up by the rules isn't new for me. I don't always get to wear whatever I want, whenever I want. Back at the University, we had a dress code that included how long your skirt/dress/shorts should be and what you should wear under sheer blouses (because sheer became a trend--and still is, until now).
It's not that hard to follow dress codes. You just have to be understanding of the place/event you are attending and the situation you are going to be in, because at the end of the day, you are representing yourself. And you want to represent yourself well.
Cheers to dreams and going after them! :)