Saturday, November 7, 2009


Whether you're shooting for your first job or your next promotion, appearances count now more than ever. Wear clothes that impress. Make sure your 'look' looks pulled together. Choose more tailored options, pants instead of capris, the shirtdress and not the sundress. Dress like the women executives at your company even if you're not.

An important thing to remember is to not under do it in casual fields because you never know who you will run into. If jeans are OK at your office, opt for a dark denim and never holes or distressed looks. Casual Fridays does not necessarily mean a pair of sneakers, try out a comfy pair of ballet flats instead.

Do light-touch hair and make-up. Perfection is not the goal. Look clean and fresh, sheer foundation, mascara and a neutral lipstick..maybe some eyebrow wax. Hair looks better neat but not fussed like a nice low ponytail or headband to hold your back.

Have a signature something. Maybe a scarf you wear regularly, a broach or a vintage necklace. Having individual style gives you an edge at any job.

Reveal nothing! Don't dress sexy or even suggestively. No low necklines, high hemlines, too tight anything or stomach exposure. There's a fine line of looking professional and trashy. For example I can wear a shorter skirt or dress paired up with some dark tights and a pair of high boots with no heels and look professional or I could wear the same skirt with bare legs and heels and look like I'm going to the club. When in doubt....just don't. It's also suggested to skip the perfume, it can be distracting or even overwhelming to older people or people with allergies. It's always a good idea to dress like it's your first day on the job. We are always a bit more cautious when we are new and take a few less risks. Chances are this is the right look!

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