- No exposed cleavage on the job
- Dress appropriately for your industry.
- If you don’t know, just ask someone who knows
- Studies show a direct correlation between attire worn and work productivity.
- If you’re a WAHM, should pj’s be your “default” choice??
- Dressing too fashionably can hijack your professionalism to clients especially if your industry isn’t in the high fashion field
- Skirt suit in dark grey, black or navy is a good business interview wardrobe staple in a quality wool material
- Closed toe shoes are safer to wear than sandals at the office or store.
- Plus the look is more polished
- No flip flops, halter tops, shorts or other kinds of beach wear at work
- Hosiery should be worn
- Bare legs just isn’t a professional look
- Skirt length should be no higher than the top of the knee.
- Remember to keep your knees together when sitting down
- Don’t go overboard with make-up. A natural look is preferable. Even if you don’t wear make-up, a little mascara and lip gloss should be worn.
- Keep nails clean & trimmed.
- The nail polish color should be a neutral shade. Nail art is for fun events on the weekend.
- Know your dress codes… Business casual? Smart casual?? Business formal??
- Up-date your hairstyle
- If it’s the same style since high school, time for a change.
- Remember Quality (the best you can afford) over Quantity is your shopping Mantra!!
- Take time to shop – don’t be in a rush.
- You’ll regret your purchasing decisions.
- Get a good fitting bra
- 80% of us are walking around with the wrong one. Have a bra-fitting specialist assist especially if it’s been awhile or you have experienced weight loss/gain
- Underwear should be undetected.
- Flesh colored is the best. Full coverage may be more attractive & preferable than the thong-style.
- Wear a slip with dresses & skirts that are unlined to avoid any embarrassing clinging to the “cheeks”.
- Keep tags on clothing items when you get home to make sure the color is correct. Dept store lighting can alter the appearance.
- Try to shop alone as you could be talked into buying something your friend likes more than you do.
- Have a plan No more impulse buying!!
- Get on email lists of your fav stores to get a head’s up on up-coming sales or new arrivals.
- Follow the “Three Item Rule”
if this item doesn’t go with at least 3 other items in the closet, leave it on the rack even if the price is right.
- Go easy on trends that are short-lived invest in good, quality classic items that you can afford.
- Keep your shoes & boots in excellent repair reheel, if necessary and clean them.
- Skirts & pants shouldn’t “cup” under the buttocks or protruding tummy.
- Find a different style, instead.
- Look at yourself sideways in the skirt.
- Is the back higher than the front? A seamstress can fix this fitting problem.
- Find a competent seamstress/tailor.
- Rarely can you find a “ready-to-wear” item that doesn’t need a tweak or two.
- Never go by size – always try everything on.
- Avoid “logo lust” on your clothes these companies aren’t paying you to be a walking billboard sign.
- Hem your pants to wear with heels so that the front touches the vamp of the shoe to maintain that long lean look.
- Shoes, socks, hosiery & pants should be in the same tonal color to maintain that long vertical line.
- Shoes must never be lighter than the hem of your pants or skirts.
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