Whether we like it or not, how we look and how we dress affects how we are perceived by others. That’s why in business, it is so important to project the right image through your fashion. So, I have reached out to the CarolRoth.com contributor network of business owners, experts, advisors and entrepreneurs to find out their best advice for dressing to impress in business. Their answers are presented below in no particular order.
You may notice some similar ideas listed, but I kept them separate, as something in the way one is framed may resonate differently with you.
This article is sponsored by one of Carol’s favorite brands: Number 35. Number 35 makes gorgeous clothes for professionals (Carol has worn them many times on TV!) and they have also provided their own business fashion advice:
“The most fundamental rule for dressing is to know your own style and to recognize its possibilities and limitations. It is important to adopt a mode of dressing that is simple, tasteful and elegant and that accentuates your own character and personality. The result is a new inner confidence and the means to achieve and succeed without boundaries.”
67. Small Touches Go a Long Way
If you find that you are in a very formal business environment (dark suits) but want to express yourself with your image, it’s best to do so in small doses. How can you add something of flair or personality to your outfit? That would be a conversation starter? Search for a unique scarf, antique pin, unique stud earrings, or a fun colored shoe like red.
Look for an item which feels authentic to you, but also would add some personality to your outfit.
Thanks to: Alexandra Greenawalt of Alexandra Stylist.
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