Finer Points To Office Dressing
Based on the industry in which you work in and the culture of your company, the clothes you wear will be vastly different. However, in whichever industry you work in or if it a uniform you wear, jeans or a suit, there are certain rules to dressing at office which are subtly hinted at but not spoken about in the open. Here are a few of those hidden rules to remember when dressing up for office or shopping for a new wardrobe before your new job.
Wet vs Dry Hair
Unspoken rule number one, never leave the house with wet hair. While most of us tend to do this as we run out of the house at full pelt to catch the bus or train, this gives others the impression of sloppiness which in turn translates to one not having your life together. While for men this isn’t much of a problem, for ladies with long hair, it is not an option to be walking around with water dripping down your blouse.
Close Attention to Accessories
While your main garment is what others notice first, it’s the accessories that truly define you. Accessorizing an outfit is not limited to ladies wear or menswear in Singapore. There are interesting ways in which one can accessories both and look very professional. Matching your shoes and belt are general rules everyone knows, but how about keeping your shoes polished at all times? Or noticing the watch one wears? How well you maintain your shoes usually defines a person’s hygiene and behavior.
A watch and its type is a form of defining social status and wealth. Wearing clean cut mens shirts is as important as the bag you carry to work. While backpacks make one look younger than necessary, the wrong type of man purse can give off the wrong idea to others. Similarly, maintaining your bag and its belongings are as important. Making sure nothing spills out of it or bulging out is key to looking professional.
While some go so far as saying ‘anything that anyone else can smell is no good’ we disagree. It is always good to smell nice, however, if overpowering, even the sweetest of perfumes can be too much. Pick a perfume that you are comfortable with and which defines you. Making sure to put on deodorant to office with perfume is a healthy practice to staying fresh throughout the day. However, strong overbearing perfumes can have the reverse effect of charming your colleagues and may even drive them away.