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The way that you dress should be a reflection of your personality; it should help you to ooze confidence; and most of all, it should make you feel ready to embrace whatever the day throws at you. But ...

The way that you dress should be a reflection of your personality; it should help you to ooze confidence; and most of all, it should make you feel ready to embrace whatever the day throws at you. But when it comes to dressing for work, it should also be 'appropriate' - which can be a bit of a minefield when every company has its own culture, vibe and take on dress codes.

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    • Your guide to:Dressing for success The way that you dress should be a reflection of your personality; it should help you to ooze confidence; and most of all, it should make you feel ready to embrace whatever the day throws at you. But when it comes to dressing for work, it should also be ‘appropriate’ - which can be a bit of a minefield when every company has its own culture, vibe and take on dress codes. Dressing for work used to be easy-peasy; you simply donned a professional looking suit and were ready to go. These days, the sheer volume of choice on the high street, along with the (mostly) welcome introduction of dress down days and casual Fridays, means that the work ‘uniform’ is largely a thing of the past. For some, that’s a big sigh of relief on the fashion front; but for others, it’s panic stations all round. We understand that only too well; so to save you the stress of styling dilemmas, we’ve taken everything we know about our diverse client base, and put together some of our top tips for dressing for success.10 top tips for 1. Invest in classics 2. Bright is best building your If you don’t want to be constantly Choose items that you can mix and image: shelling out for a brand new work match; that way, you can build lots of wardrobe, it’s a great idea to invest different outfits from the same pieces. in some classic, good quality, staple Neutral colours are best (you can mix pieces that’ll last you for years; such them up with colourful accessories), as smart shirts and blouses, fitted but if you have a colour that works knee-length dresses and well tailored for you, knock yourself out. trousers.Follow us on:www.office-angels.com
    • 3. The right fit 4. Clean and tidy 5. Be comfortableThere’s nothing worse than badly fitting We have every faith that you know this If you’re a woman, heels can give youclothes - whether they’re too loose or already (our candidates are a clean masses of confidence, but make suretoo tight - so make sure you focus just and conscientious bunch after all), they’re the right height for you. Someas much on their fit as you do on the but pay super close attention to your people are lucky enough to be ablestyle. grooming and personal hygiene habits. to walk in six-inchers, but other less It won’t matter how you dress if you experienced stiletto wearers will look turn up for work looking like you’ve like Bambi on ice. So find shoes that just rolled out of bed without putting you can walk in confidently and a comb through your hair. comfortably - that goes for the guys too.6. Show personality 7. Show your style 8. ExperimentDon’t be afraid to show personality if Most companies have their own Wearing novelty socks, ties or tightsyou’re trying to bag a job in a really dress codes, but don’t sacrifice your can look unprofessional; but don’t getfunky company where the dress code is individual style entirely - just adapt it this confused with patterns and colours.relaxed or expressive, but you are best to suit the feel of your office. There are some truly beautiful ties andplaying it a little bit safe at the interview tights out there that would liven up astage, so they don’t think you’re being neutral outfit, so try experimenting withcomplacent. your style.9. Polish up 10. Less is more Being able to dress according to your own style really can workEven if you’ve chosen the perfect shoes One of the best ways to express your wonders for your mood, so lookto strut your stuff in (we’re not judging, personality is through accessories, but at each new day as a chance towe all need a good strut from time-to- you need to keep it balanced. Wearing communicate something abouttime), they’re going to let you down if too much jewellery can look confused who you are, how you feel andyou don’t keep them clean and shiny, and clunky, so remember: less is more. where you’re going.so polish away. Remember our tips and you won’t go far wrong. And if you do need any extra help in getting it right, just get in touch - we’re always here to help. Visit our website:: Download our app: Check out our other guides: office-angels.com office-angels.com/appFollow us on:www.office-angels.com