INTEGRO QUICK GUIDE TO THE BUSINESS OF STYLE
As it is in business, attention to detail in the style stakes is crucial. A designer suit teamed with scruffy shoes, for example, will sound warning bells to acute observers who value diligence in their suppliers or employees.
Don’t be a suit, be suitable
More freedom in corporate dress can result in a minefield of confusing choices. In general, the first rule of successful business dress is to ensure your clothes reflect the company culture. Whatever your working week entails, an understanding of what to wear, when, will subtly position you as an effective and persuasive player.
Groomed to perfection
Even if you workplace adopts a smart casual dress code or Dress Down Fridays, it is always important to make the effort to look professionally polished.
Well kept hair, clean nails, polished shoes, immaculate make up and well pressed clothes all create the impression that you care about your appearance and that this will be reflected in your work. In a time poor business world, this essential aspect must not be underestimated!
The Colour of Money
The key to Image Management is the ability to use non verbal indicators to make the appropriate impression in any given professional situation. There is a wealth of evidence to show that colour in our environment has an impact on our emotions. The correct choice of colours in your presentation can influence the way others perceive you without saying a word.
Don’t be a corporate clone
It pays to stand out from the crowd, so don’t be afraid to express your individuality. Whilst you need to fit the “dress code”, imagination and creativity in your appearance demonstrates that you can apply those characteristics to your work.
Accessorise to reveal individual style and create a focal point, but remember – keep it simple. You don’t have to break the bank – a scarf in the season’s colour or statement brooch can raise your whole outfit. This shows you have your finger on the pulse and move with the times, without compromising your integrity.
Don’t forget …
The way you dress, your grooming and overall personal presentation can instantly present you as a respectable professional who knows what they are doing, knows where they are going, and can be relied upon to deliver.
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