The office is not a fashion show and we know this. However, it can still be important to stay on trend when you are in the office, particularly when it comes to your personal style. Why? Well, often in business there is a clear focus on making the right first impression. If you fail to do this, then you are always going to struggle to win the attention and indeed the loyalty of consumers who you could desperately need to take your company to the next level. Little things matter when making the right first impression and you would be surprised by the small details that consumers and potential clients will pick up on. It could be the difference between winning your next big sale and losing it completely.
This is why many businesses have dress codes for their employees. They know that even subconsciously, consumers and clients are judging their business based on the appearance of the workers that they interact with. So, let’s look at some of the key points to consider when staying in fashion working at the office.
As mentioned, there are numerous little details that can have an impact here and that you should keep in mind. For instance, you might be wearing glasses to work. This could be necessary if you have issues with your eyesight. It is worth thinking about the style of glasses that you wear though. For instance, you might want to consider rimless frames. The benefit of rimless frames in the office environment is that they do show more of your face and that’s important. This is why you will often see politicians choosing this style. The more of your face that you conceal, the less trustworthy you appear to the public. That is according to the latest research on the matter.
You might also want to think about small accessories such as cufflinks. Cufflinks are great because they add just a little more character to your outfit while making you appear like a true professional. It can also give the impression of wealth or success. These are two concepts that you definitely want to be attached to your business brand.
If you are choosing a suit, or skirt, shirt or really any clothing for the office, then you do need to make sure that it is fitted correctly to match your body. While this is going to cost just a little more it will be worth it in the long term. Fitting clothing makes you look more professional and yes, stylish. It ensures that you don’t have to worry about issues with it looking like it’s your first day at work or that you can’t afford the proper attire. Again, these are concepts that you don’t want in the mind of your potential clients and customers. They might assume that if you are unable to handle details like this, then you won’t be able to take care of their projects effectively.
Hair And Makeup
Furthermore, you should ensure that you do spend time on your hair and potentially your makeup. It is important that you don’t look like you are unkempt or as though you have just rolled out of bed in the morning. A lot of businesses are making this mistake right now while working from home. It shouldn’t seem like you have put no effort in for a Zoom call and do make sure you wear pants. It’s easy to forget that you’re not fully dressed and to accidentally stand up on camera with a major client.
Finally, it’s worth noting that a lot of businesses do have something similar to casual Fridays and staying fashionable doesn’t mean that you have to abandon or ignore this idea. Indeed, most consumers and clients are aware of this practice and will no doubt expect it when they visit your office on this day. Furthermore, it’s easy to bring it up in passing conversation to explain why not everyone is wearing suits, ties or the appropriate dress wear. You just need to make sure that the concept of dressing casually doesn’t go too far. You don’t want it to look like your business is run by amateurs and if you’re not careful, that’s exactly the type of impression that you can create.
We hope this helps you understand some of the best ways to ensure that you are able to stay fashionable and in style when working in the office. This could provide a tremendous benefit for your business and it’s certainly worth keeping in mind.
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