Whether you’re just starting out at your dream job or you’re looking for ways to advance your career, dressing for success is an important quotient for climbing up the professional ladder. You want to be taken seriously, and that isn’t going to happen if you don’t look impeccable, in-control, smart and efficient. Always. That’s how you leave a lasting impression.
No one says it better than Coco Chanel.
So, let’s decode the secret to dressing for success and leave a lasting impression.
Leave a Lasting Impression
To be successful, it’s imperative to be memorable. And there’s nothing more memorable than a woman who arrives each day, utterly impeccably dressed, down to the finest details in perfectly tailored outfits.
Tip #1: To leave a lasting impression, the devil is absolutely in the details. Neatly manicure nail and sport excellently-groomed hair. Most importantly, your clothes absolutely need to fit you correctly.
Tip #2: Pay special attention to how your garments fit across your shoulders, waist, hips and length. You may be pleasantly surprised at just how much confidence a perfectly tailored or bespoke outfit will give you.
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Tip #4: You don’t necessarily need a new suit. Many successful professionals are more casual when it comes to fashion. You can easily pair less expensive suits with other business dresses, pants, and skirts in your wardrobe.
Dressing For Success: Five Essentials You Need Right Now
A Classic Blazer
White Eyelet Side Collarless Blazer ($116)
Dress up a simple blazer with a dress or dress it down with jeans to leave a lasting impression. It’s an unmatched, classic piece that makes any outfit look polished and pulled together without much effort.
A Fun, Memorable Dress
Santa Monica Jersey Dress ($185)
Don’t feel confined to wearing a solid color sheath dress to a meeting or event. Pair a fun dress underneath a blazer to show your personality.
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Nude Patent Mid Heel Court Shoes ($78.51)
Comfort and functionality are a must for shoes you’ll wear all day long. Pick a pair of nude-for-you pumps that match your skin tone and elongate your legs, and you don’t have to worry about matching your shoes with your clothes. They are neutral and match everything.
Eyeglasses With Some Personality
New Wayfarer Eyeglasses ($142.80)
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A Classy Watch
Mini Reva Double Wrap Watch ($395)
Even in the era of smartphones, a good watch is a necessity because it’s a status symbol and shows you know and appreciate quality. As a result, get the best you can afford.
A Smart Versatile Bag
Winchester Tote ($375)
Unless you’re going with top designers, choose a bag that is smart but without designer logos. Furthermore, neutral colors go well with most wardrobe staples and make sure your bag is well taken care of. Also, no scuff marks or loose strings.
Employ these tips and incorporate them into your wardrobe to leave a lasting impression and let us know how it worked out in the comments below!
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