Have you heard about the term, “power dressing”? That is because in business and the workplace, clothes can make a person. So, how do you dress appropriately for work? Here are some tips for the young professional.
Tips for Young Professionals: Dress Appropriately for Work
The trickiest part of a person’s career is to maintain a dress code that matches your work status. Then you still need to earn the respect your post commands.
It’s not every day that you can wear custom dresses and make heads turn around when you pass. At times, your colleagues are just used to it and they need to see something new on you! There is to more to being able to dress appropriately for work than just wear designer garments.
You need to feel comfortable and confident in your outfit, after all, you will be wearing it and working in it all day.
Style Tips that Work for Work
Remember, the appearance you show at work affects the performance you give. Or at least, how your boss and colleagues will perceive you. Would you be admired like Secretary Kim? Either way, you have to style up for improved efficiency and a better impression at work.
Here are some style tips to make your work fashion taste the talk of the day during lunch breaks:
Know the industry’s dress codes
Most organizations and companies have dress codes that all workers are expected to adhere to. Once in a while, you are allowed to improvise, but that shouldn’t mean crossing the lines.
If you are required to wear an official uniform at all times, you can try and pull a color stunt. But don’t make it too much neon. If your organization doesn’t allow styling, then it will be very unfortunate as you have to abide by the codes to retain that paycheck.
Keep it mild with cologne and deodorants
Don’t mistake shouting fragrance for smelling nice. The moment your cologne agitates or disturbs the peace of your colleagues, you should quickly dump it.
Put on a cologne that makes someone want to stay close to you at all times without sneezing! In fact, they say any perfume or cologne that anyone can smell is not good for the corporate environment.
Invest in shoes and belts
Don’t think that this only refers to men. You have just landed a promotion, and you need to put on executive skirt suits or dress suits. Rocking a leather belt that matches the shoes is a good idea. It is that time when you need to match distinct dresses with specific shoes and belts to look more executive.
Don’t put on too much makeup or accessories
Also, if makeup is not your thing, then you shouldn’t even think about trying it. Don’t show up in the office looking like a scarecrow! In addition to that, keep it low key with accessories. Make sure that don’t make noise when you walk around.
Stud earrings are the safest. Matinee or princess necklaces with fine chains and little charms as well as fine dangling earrings are nice in the office.
Play with bright colors
Bright colored outfits make you look happy. But please avoid neon or shouting colors. Don’t look like you’ve just stepped into a color festival or gala. Put on a bright color that shows authority, mainly if you are in charge. A bright cuff on a dress suit on a cold day will not do much harm.
Wear a watch
While many people now rely on mobile phones for the time, it is still good to have a wristwatch as part of your ensemble. It gives the impression that you value your time and deadlines at work.
Your dressing shouldn’t be too sexy
Have you heard of the dress code for girls that says you hide enough flesh but still leave something for the imagination? Well, that is what should keep you going.
When we say you don’t dress in over sexy clothes, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be proud of your feminine body. There is a difference between power dressing and showing off so much flesh. There is an avenue for that and surely, that is not in the office.
Dress up for yourself
Wear something that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and efficient at work without giving other people the wrong ideas. Then work your way up the corporate ladder.
But most of all, work with your budget. Don’t go into debt just keeping your closet stocked up with new outfits.
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