Attention to detail when dressing, allows you to carry a clear and successful image to work from the word go. If you don’t want others’ to decide what your message is for you, then take a few pointers from the tips below- Taking care about the way you look shows others’ you are in the driving seat and you care who you are, and what you stand for. Because if you don’t, why should anyone else?
Stand out for the right reasons and short-cut your way to success in your business life.
1.Bin The Bag– There are no excuses for carrying around old conference bags with fading logos and torn straps. This is a pet hate of mine. An old bag looks only two things. Lazy and sloppy. No one is interested you went to Comic-Con six years running, so give it to your kids! Invest in quality, preferably dark brown or black leather in a briefcase or wallet. It looks the business, because it is business and will far outlast anything else you own.
2.Scent– If you wear after-shave, make sure it is not too over powering or distracting to your message. Aftershaves & perfume have a shelf life and can go rancid, especially left in the sun and out of the box. For something classic, go for Aqua di Parma. If its good enough for Cary Grant…
3.Giveaway-If you have a penchant for Mickey Mouse, that’s fine, but remember to leave your personal trinkets behind at the start of the working week. It could say more about you than you were willing to reveal and may even jeopardise important decision making!
4.Nailed it– This one is obvious, but keep your nails clean and groomed. When it comes to climbing the career ladder, details matter and people do notice.
5.Footsie– Women regularly check each others’ shoes out, so lets assume men do the same. How do yours measure up? Check your shoes are at the very least, polished and up for the job. If you are wearing a great suit, then a pair of shoes in good repair will amplify your whole look.
6.Talking Head– If you are in the corporate world, you will also be a talking head. Keeping things groomed on the upper half, is already half the work. Keep hair clean and in check. Dandruff and greasy hair doesn’t work, whatever the occasion. If you are a beard man, keep your hairstyle neat. Too much hair can be distracting and take away from your message. (unless Grizzly Adams is your message!)
7.Pit Guy– Not wearing deodrant is not an option. If you wear after-shave, go for a perfume free deodorant so they are not fighting each other.
8.Smokin’– If you have a penchant for a smoke, remember to cleanse your breathe afterwards with a mint or mouth wash. You, as well as others will be grateful!
Are you, or someone you know transitioning from a previous job and would like to know how to start with a successful and clear personal image? Then get in TOUCH today for a style session with Rachel!