“What should I wear to work today?” Sometimes, this decision can make or break your whole day! Choosing the appropriate outfit depends on a number of factors: What’s the weather going to be? Who will you be meeting with? What’s your mood? and finally, What’s clean?
Solutions to the question: “What’s appropriate business casual attire in the workplace?” are really not as difficult as you might think. Take a look at this excerpt of a video, taken at a gathering of women executives from Deloitte’s San Jose and San Francisco offices:
If you know your body-type, you will select the correct silhouettes that compliment your figure. Wearing colors that enhance your features (specifically, hair-eyes-skintone) perks you up, on even your worst day. Understanding the psychology of color helps you deliver a message to your clients (and co-workers), that you are dependable, authoritative or creative, simply by the color of your outfit. Buying the best quality clothing that you can afford ensures that you’ll look professional at all times, even when the dress code is “business casual”. Pay attention to details–scuffed shoes, stains or pulls in fabric, and frayed hemlines can undermine your capabilities. Go through your work wardrobe, and replace or repair clothing that is in poor condition. Choose wisely when shopping…selecting only clothes that make you feel like a million bucks.
Now, get back to work…and look great doing it!