How to Dress for Success at Work

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How to Dress for Success at Work?

Finding the right way to dress can sometimes be a business especially in a new work environment. The trend that is catching on is summed up in two words, “business casual” or more informal than traditional office attire but, at the same time, not too casual or sporty.

What does “business casual” really mean? In fact, there is no definite definition of the term, but it depends on the type of company you are working for.

Here are some of our suggestions …

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Consider the work environment

Understanding what kind of environment you work is crucial. Working in a bank, for example, will require a different outfit than a young startup.

Dressing “business casual” in a large multinational mean, for men, wear a pair of black trousers, dark blue, gray, brown or khaki with a long sleeve shirt (strictly inside the pants) and possibly a cardigan. All matched with a belt. For women however the appropriate combination will: a pair of long pants or a skirt below the knee as a neutral color for men and a blouse. The important thing is not to overdo it with too deep grooves or necklaces or high heels.

Instead, for a creative and youthful environment as a company / agency, clothing will be more informal: jeans, t-shirts and colorful shoes, but without exaggeration!

Always bring an elegant dress to work

It may always happen that you have to meet a customer at the last minute and, in order not to find you not prepared and not to force the boss to find someone who replaces you, it would be best to always have a stylish suit and suitable shoes with you. You can leave it in the car or in the office if there is a small wardrobe, and if necessary wear a jacket that will give you an elegant touch. In this way, you can also make a great impression on your head, making you always ready for any event.

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Check out the appointment agenda

Sometimes, in order not prepared, it would be enough to check the agenda the day before or in the morning before going to the office. You may find that you have an important appointment with a customer and that, therefore, you have to leave home properly dressed. It is as always the rule that it is best to be too elegant, rather than too casual.

Make sure your clothes are still good, clean and orderly

It will be totally useless to have the most fashionable designer jacket if this does not fit properly or, even worse, if it is dirty or crumpled.

Much better than a cheap but perfectly fit, clean, and just right cab. Do not forget that even a pair of elegant and well-polished shoes always make a good impression.


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In the work environment, the dress determines much of your professionalism. Remember, however, that you do not neglect the care of your appearance, especially in the event of an important meeting during the day.

Everyone is paying attention to different details, and for this reason, you should treat them all whether you have an important meeting or just want to distinguish yourself from your colleagues for care and elegance. There will be those who give more attention to the hair, who to the hands, who to the perfume and who to the trick. Remember to represent the company’s image and it is therefore crucial to present yourself in the best possible way, taking care of every detail, even the smallest.

What to avoid?

Well, now that we know what “business casual” means and how to dress appropriately, we propose a list of things to avoid …

  • T-shirts and sweatshirts;
  • Sneakers, sandals, flip flops and gymnastics socks;
  • Shorts, three-quarter pants and jeans;
  • Miniskirts and skirts above the knees;
  • Shirts with exaggerated straps;
  • Shoes and heels more suitable for a disco night than at the office.

Now that you know what to wear (and what does not) decide for you how to go to work!

We advise you to wear, wherever you work, a pair of classic pants or a skirt with a shirt and a pair of elegant shoes. All to match with a belt and remember to always carry a notebook with you so you do not miss an appointment.

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Get a Fresh Career

Is your current job situation bringing you down? Odds are if you are reading this then you are either unemployed or underemployed.  What I mean by underemployed is that you have a job but you aren’t satisfied with it.

The feeling of underemployment can come from a number or reasons. Maybe you don’t get along with your boss or co-workers. It could be an issue with your salary or hourly wage.  There are many people out there that are actually spending a good portion of their paycheck on travel because they live far away from where they work.

If this is you then you are not alone.

I’m sure that you have already heard that you should just be happy that you “have a job because plenty of people don’t.”  I am also sure that the people that tell you that aren’t happy with their current position in life.  Unfortunately misery loves company and those same people have accepted their current state as reality.

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Steps to redirecting your career path.

The first thing that you are going to need to do is figure out exactly what it is that you want.  The reason most people stay stuck is that they literally accept their current status as reality and do nothing to further their growth.

Invest some time and money into building new talents and learning new skills that employers will pay for.  Join some business networking groups and mingle with people who are making money in their field.  Pick the brains of people who are in a position that you want to be in.

If you are already talented and have the right skills necessary to advance your career, but are not getting paid what you are worth in your current job, then you have to start scheduling interviews with companies that can pay you what you are worth.

In conclusion, there are many more steps in this that will be covered in future articles, but these are some very simple steps that you can take to work fresh.