Your appearance carries an aura, make it worthwhile! Whether you accept it or not, but dressing has a role to play when it comes to analysing the personality of an individual. For most people, following corporate is just a way of getting notices. But there are a few do’s and dont’s that you must follow to avoid getting too much noticed.
Take a look at these grooming tips to show up gracefully at workplace:
1. Understand your industry’s dressing trend
It is important to dress in line with the trend that your industry follows. While being employed in hospitality industry, you cannot expect to show up at work in casual dressing. Even if your friend follows a casual dress code, into the IT industry, it is not because he/she wants to be the one out of the box; but because everyone follows the same code. If your industry does not have a concept of Friday dressing, do not break the code and appear at work with a casual tee and crocs.
2. Wear clothes that fit your size
Showing up at workplace with either a loose fit dress or tight body hugging dress can go wrong. Choose the attires that fit your body aptly and look good on you. If you wear a dress, try to pick the one that covers you appropriately from chest to knee. Don’t be the victim of wardrobe malfunction at office.
Wearing inappropriate clothing can be distracting for colleagues around you. It can even lay an inaccurate impression. Avoid looking too provocative at the workplace. And the next time you go for shopping attire for your workplace, remember this famous quote by Coco Chanel:
3. Avoid wearing strong perfume
A cardinal rule for wearing perfume at work is that ‘a little goes a long way’. Choose a perfume with light floral and citrus scents. Going to work with musky and sexy scents is considered as inappropriate. Another important tip is to resist the urge to reapply perfume. People around you may be allergic to fragrances and your addiction to the perfumes can worsen their health.
4. Wear polished shoes
Nothing can boost up your confidence if you don’t wear a nice pair of shoes. Shoes have their own story to tell when you meet someone. Wearing high-quality shoes will make you appear successful even when your dress is a little underrated for the day. After you buy an expensive pair of shoes, take control of maintaining them. A polished pair of shoes is a hallmark of your gentleman personality. Dirty shoes depict chaotic domestic habits that in turn affect your professional performance too. Avoid being tagged in this category and keep your shoes clean.
5. Carry a trimmed beard
A clean-shaven-for-work rule works in the corporate very well. For professional look, one must keep his beard trimmed because studies say that people with heavy beard are perceived to be more dominant and aggressive. Carrying an untrimmed beard is also a sign of being lazy and casual person. Do not let you personality be undermined because of your beard. Buy electric razors to maintain a short, trimmed beard on regular basis.
6. Pay attention wrist watch
Wrist watch is an accessory that won’t ever go out of style when it comes to professional outfit. It is the choice of the wrist watch that will affect your professional attire. For women, a Classic round shape wrist watch with a non-blingly leather strap or stainless steel strap will be the best pick. For men, a simple and sophisticated watch will blend perfectly with business suit. Try to pick the one that has leather strap with saber-style indexes, preferably with circular dial.
7. Avoid wearing neon or flashy color attires
Neon colors at the workplace are a big disappointment to your professional look. Hues of black, white of neutral colors will always work wonders for your professional dressing. While neon colors are in trend to enhance your personality, but should be worn when you go for an outing or party. Your wardrobe must have a clear distinction when it comes to corporate dress code and casual dresses. Wearing flashy colors in the office can be distracting for the co-workers.
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