What if I told you there is a huge ROI in wearing nice, smart clothes, especially in the business world, would you believe me? Although the way we dress doesn’t define who we are, it often creates an impression that might be hard to change eventually.
If you would like to create a great impression, you might just want to consider the following:
Understand what’s appropriate in your industry
Everyone draws their lines differently. If your company has a dress code, follow it.
Make sure your clothes fit
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.
Pay attention to your bag
You don’t want your personal things jutting out of your purse or briefcase. Keep your bag clean on the inside, especially if it doesn’t have a zipper, which allows others to catch a glimpse inside from time to time.
Wear well-kept, polished shoes
Make sure your shoes are polished and in good condition.
Wear rich colours to portray authority
Pay attention to your colour choices. Darker colours usually convey a stronger impression than lighter ones. If you’re giving a presentation, make sure the colour you’re wearing doesn’t blend in with the background behind you.
Avoid neon colours and overly flashy clothes
Both men and women have to be cautious with bright colours. Clothes that are too flashy can be distracting and the visual equivalent of shouting.