- Keep in mind Industry Appropriateness –
Every industry has a certain implied dress code and code of conduct. For example, dress codes in the media industry differ from that of the banking sector. The dress code in the media industry is very close to casual and easy going whereas; the banking sector requires you to adhere to a strict formals policy.
- Wear fitting clothes –
Badly fitted clothes are extremely putting off regardless of which industry you belong to. Your attire makes a statement about the kind of person you are. This does not mean you shift your entire focus to your dressing, but it is important to pay attention to what you wear to work to help create an impression.
- Carry the right bag –
A workplace is a professional environment, and it is necessary to maintain the decorum of that place. Carrying junkie, oversized and worn out bags will not just make you look unpresentable but will also make you look less serious about your work. So always ensure you pay attention to the kind of bag you’re carrying and ensure your bag is the right size, the right color, and not too out there!
- Don’t go overboard with the cologne –
Perfumes and colognes can make or break one’s image. Who doesn’t like a person who smells nice? Regardless, it is important to remember not to go overboard with extremely strong colognes as they may leave both you and others near you with a headache and that’s not a good thing!
- Maintain your footwear –
Aside from wearing chic and good looking footwear, it is also essential to regularly maintain them. Keep checking your shoes for any wear and tear and repair if you can. Otherwise, it is time for a new pair! Aside from that, make it a point to polish your shoes regularly. If you are a woman, ensure you get yourself at least two or three pairs of color neutral footwear to go with any outfit you wear and ensure you maintain them.
- Watch your watch –
A watch may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is definitely much more than just a timepiece. It is now a major fashion statement, especially in the workplace. A good watch speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. A watch is a statement of not just your personality but also your authority.
- Say no to flashy clothing –
As mentioned earlier, a workplace is a professional space, and this is not the place to whip out your favorite leopard print attire or your wardrobe embarrassment, the pink silk shirt! Keep it sober and classy.
- Do not over-accessorize –
Accessories make statements. But too much of it can make a bad one. Wear limited but chic accessories that compliment your outfit and give it an additional edge.