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    • Personal Branding Ref: 0061Learn to dress for successBy Rikki-Lee ArnoldIts a daily dilemma faced by men and women. As we stand in front of the long line of clothes inthe wardrobe, we find ourselves pondering, ‘‘What should I wear today?’’Dressing for work – and success – is quite a battle. We want to look professional while retainingthe qualities that make us who we are. Jon-Michail, CEO of Image Group International, says thebest way to dress for work is by dressing for the position you want.‘‘Have one foot in today, one foot in tomorrow,’’ Jon-Michail says.‘‘It’s future-pacing yourself for where youwant to be in life, not where you are. Thinkthis way – if you’re born a peasant, start bydressing like royalty.‘‘Your image influences the people youmeet in the first five seconds of meetingthem.’’For Jon-Michail dressing for work meansbeing able to feel comfortable, relatableand professional. For further information on this handout and the consulting and coaching programs available please contact: Image Group International Asia Pacific Head Office T: (+61 3) 9824 0420 E: info@imagegroup.com.au www.imagegroup.com.au ©2012 1 of 2
    • But he says the problem with today’s work environment is that few employers will teach theyounger generations the best way to dress.‘‘Young people are not given the correct coaching in reference to how to present themselves toinfluence,’’ he says. ‘‘When they get it wrong, they cop all the blame. How can you get it rightwhen you’ve never been trained?’’Here are the main things to remember when dressing for work:DO AND DON’TSJon-Michail says his best advice is to ‘‘not dress like a loser’’.‘‘Learn what works best for you,’’ he says. ‘‘What works for your body shape and colouring (hair,eye and skin) and accentuate your best... Play the game, score some goals and enjoy yourself.’’Australian fashion designer Leina Broughton says her biggest piece of advice for dressing forthe workplace is to get garments that fit well and are made from quality material.‘‘You need core, staple pieces,’’ Broughton says.‘‘Dress your outfits up with some colour. Add a bright bangle and buy heaps of differentaccessories so you can mix it up. There are also lots of colours coming through and becomingmore appropriate so don’t be afraid to try some cobalt blue or a green.‘‘You should be able to celebrate the fact you look good.’’Broughton recently designed her own line to help women dress appropriately for work whilehaving fun. For her, the biggest trends to stay away from include revealing clothing.‘‘Obviously plunging necklines and way-too-tight garments are unacceptable,’’ she says.‘‘Stay away from short, short dresses and anything that places emphasis on your cleavage. Alot of the time a sleeve of some sort can be more appropriate as well.’’ For further information on this handout and the consulting and coaching programs available please contact: Image Group International Asia Pacific Head Office T: (+61 3) 9824 0420 E: info@imagegroup.com.au www.imagegroup.com.au ©2012 2 of 2