It’s essential for people to know how to dress for success.
How you look has a lot to do with how other people perceive you, and how you perform at work.
When you look like a million dollars, you’ll be more successful.
People will generally be more receptive to you and your ideas as well.
1. Be Neat and Crisp
Everything about you must be neat and crisp. From head to toe, people will be looking at you. The higher your rank, the more important it is to adhere to an appropriate dress code. Keep your face clean.
Guys, remove unruly facial hair. I know some people prefer to have a beard or mustache to look like a “real” man, and I understand that. However, make sure facial hair suits you first and keep it under control.
2. It’s All in the Details
You have to pay attention to details. Accessories, for one, have a significant impact on how other people see you. The kind of jewelry you wear, for instance Tiffany ring and Tiffany bracelet, or the kind of bag you bring to work everyday, speaks volumes about you.
You might not think that people care about what you have on your wrist; but believe me, they do. They’re just very discreet about it. For work, I suggest leaving your Swatch watch at home and wearing a professional looking watch instead. It doesn’t matter that your late grandmother gave you that flick flak watch.
It’s giving you a reputation as a kid, a child who’s all about fun. And kid in the workplace translates to someone who can’t handle big responsibilities. Another detail that you have to pay close attention to is your scent.
Aside from good grooming, you also have to decide which cologne or fragrance best suits you for work. However, just a few sprays or sprinkle will do, as strong fragrance can have an adverse effect and turn people off.
3. Use Safe Color Combinations
When in doubt, stick to black and white. With the right costume accessories, the whole ensemble will look classy and not boring. Other neutral colors such as beige, brown and gray are also considered classic business colors.Sterling silver color always safe,such as Tiffany earrings, are appropriate.
Experimenting with hues is okay, but don’t mix colors you’re not entirely sure of on a day that you need to be at your best. Besides, safe colors provide security and confidence. You know that you look good, so that’s one less thing to worry about.
Follow these simple “dress for success” tips and I am sure that you’ll be that much more ahead of the game.
Article by Cara White