In the workplace it is necessary to give the requirements of your employer precedence over your own need for creative expression, at least until you have earned respect and credibility of sufficient magnitude to be able to express your true self as freely as you may like.
At work you are representing the business for which you work, and those who have the right to set the terms under which you work. It is best to initially dress to appear credible and trustworthy because until your employer knows you better, they may make judgments based on appearance alone.
If you work in a creative field such as fashion or design more flair may be appropriate. In more conservative fields you may need to tone down your fashion flair – at least while at work.
To get ahead, package yourself well for the role you have been employed for. Use the dress standards of those in the position above yours as a guide – as long as they dress well.
Be aware of any ‘Dress Codes’ that may apply, and adhere to them. It is better to start off a little on the conservative side and gradually add your creativity once you have firmly established yourself as a valuable member of your work team.
Work dress need not be boring or colourless. With considered choices you can look great, be yourself, and be noticed for all the RIGHT reasons!
Anna is a beautiful young woman, but when we met she lacked confidence about wearing colour and about her appearance.
During our session she tried on lots of garments that she hadn’t worn and we found ways of putting them into use in her wardrobe.
She learned to use some lovely pieces of jewellery she already had and her confidence grew during the session.
From this experience I saw that:
– Anna just needed the encouragement to show herself at her best
– Anna feels the heat and thought black was a good camouflage and didn’t realise that even with black as a basic she could add lots of other colours by accessorising with crop jackets, jewellery and layering.
Deb’s article published in
Weight Watchers Magazine, April 2011 issue.
In April 2011, Deb was asked to provide a few shopping secrets for Weight Watcher’s Magazine with the focus on dressing to look lighter.
By encouraging readers to use colour, texture and lines, Deb’s aim was to assist and encourage men and women on how to further enhance or minimise body features.
Using colour, style and accessories, you can achieve a whole new look without breaking the budget.
Read more of Deb’s great tips on her blog page.