“Clothes make the [wo]man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
– Mark Twain
- Fashion is never off the clock. Your appearance matters 100% of the time, even on casual Fridays and at after-work events.
- There are no do-overs when it comes to first impressions. Employers make assumptions about you when they first see you.
- If you are in an entry-level position, you are usually the first person a client sees. They will make a judgment of the company based on the way you look.
- Looks matter. If you don’t take the time to put yourself together an employer will assume that you will not take the time to put forth your best work products.
- Sex doesn’t sell in the workplace. Provocative or inappropriate clothing will get you unwanted sexual attention and block your chances to move up further in the company.
- If you have to ask a friend if an outfit is appropriate for the office or not, nine times out of ten, it isn’t.