Perhaps you have not given this much thought but the manner in which you dress is going to play a major factor in terms of success at the workplace and even in your day-to-day occurrences. As an employee or employer, you should strive to always project a professional image. For those of you who are a little unclear about how to dress for work, here are some guidelines
Understand your industry boundaries
Various industries have their own context of what is acceptable and unacceptable in terms of dressing. For example while it may be perfectly acceptable to wear jeans at an advertising agency, it will definitely be frowned upon at a law firm. Understand what is appropriate.
Dresses and skirts must be an appropriate length
Dresses and skirt that split at the knee or just below the knee are acceptable. Avoid short dresses and skirts, as well as beach dresses and spaghetti strap dresses as they do not project a corporate image.
Clothes should always fit properly
This may sound a little obvious but too many don‘t abide by this rule. Clothes that are too loose makes you look clumsy and clothes that are too tight will make you look uncomfortable. The correct fit will also help you more feel comfortable. That helps with working without distractions.
Wear well-maintained shoes
Many people at the workplace concur that one of the first things they notice about an individual is their shoes. Avoid bright colours and shoes should always be clean and polished.
Do not over-accessorise
Ladies, do not forget that your accessories serve to compliment your outfit, they must never overpower it and be distracting. Your jewellery should also not emit a sound when you walk.
Ensure your hair is dry
You should never leave home without drying your hair. Arriving at work with wet hair may be perceived as you not having your life in order which also may translates into not having a strong foothold on your career.