Summertime: Office Attire
For some reason people don’t bother much when they have to choose what kind of attire to choose for the office. It is not important what I wear after all, is it? We used to talk a lot about how result is important for employers and that is true. If you don’t show any result at any job it is unlikely you will get promoted or anything like that. However, unprofessional attire (despite what most people think) might have more impact on your career that you actually think it has. No, no one will fire you because of your unprofessional attire. But it can become a stumbling block for your boss to provide you with more opportunities (visualizing a leader with unprofessional attire is kind of hard). Especially during the summertime this theme seems to be very relevant.
What Should I Put On?
When we are going to work it is important to choose an appropriate attire because we project a certain image to people around us (clients, co-workers, manages, etc.). In other words before we say a word to people they can read the message that we bring with our clothes. The other reason why we should carefully choose what we wear is because how we feel is connected with what we wear. You probably know yourself pretty well that we have way more confidence when we feel good about what we have on us. But how in the world should you know what things are considered appropriate and what kind of things are considered unprofessional.
Well, this is no so difficult. If you look at the management team and how its members choose their attire. This could be a good hint at what things you could wear in the office without hesitating. That doesn’t mean that you should buy exactly the same suits, shirts, or pants. There is no need to clone other employees even if they hold higher posts. But it should definitely help you understand what kind of style is accepted in the company. Sometimes the style of the office attire may be different from formal presentations or meetings with clients. This is something you should always take into account when choosing your clothes.
If you still don’t know what you should wear there are several general tips that could be beneficial pretty much for everybody. t is recommended to exclude sun dresses, tank tops, rompers, and anything that exposes underwear. The golden rule is to leave out everything that generates doubt or uncertainly whether it is appropriate. It is also important that you combine the professional look with comfort. Remember that it is not only about how you look but also about how you feel. If you don’t think about what you wear and how you look that is usually a good sign that you feel comfortable.