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Top Tips to Dress for Success

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Even if you work in a fairly casual workplace, it is still a good idea to choose your working clothes carefully. The way you dress can make a big difference to how you feel, serving to make you more confident and ready to tackle anything the world has to throw at you. As well as this, your bosses and clients will notice if you put in that extra bit of effort. So, in this blog post, we will take a closer look at just a few of the ways that you can dress for success, and in turn, hopefully improve your performance at work.

Professional and Conservative

You have plenty of opportunities to express your personality in your free time, so while you are at work, it is worth going down the professional and conservative path, at least until you have established the norms. No matter whether you are going smart or casual, make sure that your clothes look neat and tidy, and everything matches properly.

Get Your Staples Right First

There are a few staple items that you will be wearing on a regular basis, so you should make sure to get these right first. During the winter months, you will want to choose a coat which is both practical and stylish, so check out the options on Dickies Jackets. Your shoes are another staple which you will want to get right as well, so you should make sure that you are comfortable wearing them and they are kept looking clean, neat and tidy.

Less is More

You could spend hours and hours choosing outfits for work, but you are better off taking the less is more approach so you can focus your mind on other more important tasks. So, try to keep jewellery items and accessories as minimal as possible so you don’t have to worry about coordinating these with the rest of your outfit.

Establish the Style Norms of Your Office

When you are just starting out at a company, it is worth working out how people generally dress there and aligning to this style. Once you become a little more established and comfortable at your place of work, you can afford to make some choices which you wouldn’t in your first few weeks at work once you know what your boss and clients are comfortable with.

Make Comfort and Practicality a Priority

You are never going to feel at your most productive if you are not comfortable in the clothes you wear for work, so you should make this a priority. As well as this, you need to consider practicality very closely too. So, check the weather forecast before you choose your clothes for the day so you are not stuck feeling too hot or too cold.

Take these five points into account when you are dressing for your work. What you wear makes a big difference to your overall performance in the office, so it is worth taking a bit of time to get this right.    

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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