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Dress to Impress

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Piya Bose

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of Dress to Impress

Choosing Your Outfit
Know the culture of your industry
Professional vs. casual
Finding your style
Colors
Affording your style
Shoes & Accessories
Grooming
Making an Impression
Lawyers
Professors
Doctors
Scientists
Educators
Sales
Your Industry

Professional = suits, jackets, ties, etc

Casual does not mean sloppy
Professional vs. Casual
Look at magazines
Search online for what you like
Know your level of comfort
Clothing should reflect you
Go shopping with a trusted friend
Finding Your Style
Black:
Power, authority, drama - know the right industry
Blue:
Trust, calm, confidence, loyalty - interview success
Red:
Power, energy, passion - in moderation
Grey:
Sophistication, power, neutral
White:
Truth, simplicity - shirt, not suit
Brown:
Calm, neutral
Purple:
Elegance, authority, class, regal
Pink:
Daring, independent, confident
Colors
Clothes are expensive!
Slowly start collecting basics
Birthdays & holidays - ask for big items - suits, shoes, etc
Find 2 or 3 brands that you like, you know their sizes - e-mail lists, purchase when there are sales
Purchase separates - mix & match
Affording your style
Shoes - know how much walking you have to do
Polish, clean
Match your outfit
Trendy, classy
Never wear new shoes to an interview
Shoes
Shower. Seriously.
Iron or dry clean your clothes
Light make up, you're not going to a club
Light perfume or cologne, you're not going to a club
Get a good night's sleep the evening before
Pantyhose - check office culture
Grooming
Show you're serious about the job & the organization
Dress for the job you want
Your appearance is a reflection of your organization - how you reflect the organization shows your investment
It makes a difference
Making an Impression
Dress to Impress
Accessories
Bring in your culture or heritage
Reflects your personality
Jewelry, scarves, belts, etc.
Pick 1 or 2 items to highlight
Ties - classic, no sports teams or cartoons
Cufflinks, socks, pocket squares - nice accents
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