Looking Great at the Office

When it comes to the business world, you’re going to need to keep up appearances. Your appearance is shorthand for strangers to know who you are and what you’re about, and money travels fast, so this is doubly so in the business world. Therefore, a successful business career hinges, in part, on a great professional look. There are many ways to improve your business look. Here are a few suggestions.

First and foremost, you’re going to need the perfect suit. Black is the norm in a professional setting, but your suit can be black, blue, brown, or grey. Neutral colors will convey a sense of seriousness and competence that will improve your professional relationships with colleagues and clients alike. However, when it comes to other article of clothing, you have substantially more freedom of expression. Your shirt, for example, can add a dash of color to your ensemble without compromising the professional look you’re going for. You can use this color to complement your suit, itself. For example, a canary yellow shirt works well with a navy blue suit. This makes both colors pop and create a striking look. Matching your socks to your shirt will improve the look further. When it comes to ties, the sky’s the limit. After all, wacky ties are somewhat encouraged, so feel free to go nuts. However, there is still value to going with a more subtle and nuanced looked, patterns are your friend here. Some great tie patterns are paisley and houndstooth, but it’s up to you.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be rocking a perfect professional look in no time, and your career will benefit tremendously. Let’s not forget the importance of hygiene and grooming however. In terms of hygiene, of course, we all know what’s up, but grooming is a bit more labor intensive. Use your best judgement, however, and you’ll be fine.

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