Its Monday! And everybody is back to work. While we wish you a productive week ahead, let’s take you through how to dress and look your best in your professional outfit throughout the week and still look fashionable.
Let’s start by giving a general tips that both male and female can follow when picking their outfit for work:
1. Consider what’s appropriate in your industry
In choosing your outfit for work you need to understand what is acceptable in your industry. Does your management prefer corporate outfits or casual wears? Your answer to this will form basis for the outfit you will pick.
Also if your company has a dress code, then its necessary you follow it.
2. Make fitted clothes your priority:
It may sound obvious, but many get it wrong.If your clothes are too big or too small, they are not going to look good. Ensuring a proper fit applies to everything you are wearing, is key! When your clothes are fitted you appear smart and presentable.
3. Pay attention to your bag
You don’t want your personal things falling out of your handbag or briefcase. Keep your bag clean on the inside, especially if its a design that doesn’t have a zipper, which allows others catch a glimpse inside from time to time. Ensure your bag looks neat and tidy because it there to complement your outfit.
4. Do away with strong perfume or cologne: We understand that people prefer to choose perfume or cologne which they perceive as having durable aroma, that can last throughout the day. But this has led many to making mistakes of picking the ones with choking smell. Try as much to go for mild perfumes and colognes, Dont choke your colleagues or clienta with what is meant to be for your personal satisfaction.
5. Keep your shoes neat and shiny
Wearing a pair of cleaning and shinning shoes goes a long way to describe you. Your shoes are meant to complete your outfit perfectly,like an icing on a cake. So when picking your shoes for work ensure you keep them clean.
6. Be keen about your watch
If there’s one thing that people notice on you more , its your watch. So ensure that you wear a nice one that complements your outfit perfectly . We are not saying it’s a must you wear top brand watches, work with your purse but which ever choice you pick,ensure it suits your outfit.
7. Avoid overly flashy clothes
Both men and women need to be cautious of bright colours . Clothes that are too flashy can be distracting and the visual equivalent of shouting. That’s not a good presentation of yourself to anyone. It simply communicates or rather give wrong impression about you to people most times.
Calm colour communicates maturity and professionalism.
The above tips applies to both gender. Below are work wear tips specifically for each sex, read on:
1. Avoid being too sexy
Not only is wearing inappropriate clothing distracting, it can also give off an inaccurate impression. Avoid too-short hemlines, too-tall heels, plunging necklines, and exposed under garments.
Remember you’re at work to make great impact in your business by winning lots of clients loyalty. So you need to appear friendly and professional and not seductive .
2. Your accessories shouldn’t make noise
It’s really distracting when someone’s dangly bangles make noises when they move their arms, or rather earrings when they shake their heads . You’re not on the run way or a fashion show but at work. Remember that!
1. Trim your beard
Your Facial hair needs to be kept trim and tidy to maintain a professional look.Avoid looking unkempt to work its not a good professionalism ethic.
2.A fitted pair of socks is superb:
As a professional,you need socks that complements your outfit perfectly. Do away with ankle sock that doesn’t cover your skin well. it is inappropriate to expose part of your ankle while in a corporate outfit.