In todays market place where you are working and competing with colleagues of all ages and all levels of experience for the same promotion it is essential that you show that extra quality. That quality that says:
- “Yes I am confident”
- “Yes I represent the organisations brand and message”
- “Yes I will go that extra mile for my organisation and for me”.
Dressing for success is not about creating a façade or a fake appearance. It is about showing your best qualities visually. It is about demonstrating that you understand what is expected of you within your industry.
Male or female, young or mature dressing appropriately also give you the ease to work in an environment where visually you are all on the same level. It is when everyone is in a suit and your turn up in jeans or vice versa that tongues start wagging.
So I say why put yourself under that extra pressure. Learn the rule of dressing for success in your industry and go with it. You want people to talk about your great work ethics and successes not be distracted by your quirky dress sense.
It is only once you have reach the pinnacle of your career, when credibility, authenticity and respect outweigh all other aspect that visually people do not see you first – but instead they listen. People of great credibility are Richard Branson and Hillary Clinton. As soon as they speak we listen, we don’t necessarily look at there clothes.