“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it!”
The key to putting together a great outfit to wear for work or that looks professional is know your audience. What that means is be aware of people you’re working with, how they think so that you can have a great understanding of what is going to make a good impression.
This not only applies to a regular workplace, but also if you are self employed, an entrepreneur or any other time that you are just wanting to be taken seriously.
Over my years in business I have found that how I dress definitely plays a role in whether I am taken seriously or not. As a woman in business it is our job to make sure that we are judged for our talents and abilities, rather than for a bad outfit choice. Picking the right business wardrobe can help ensure that this is the case.
One of the biggest traps I feel that women fall into is wearing clothes that don’t fit them well – that can mean either too large and baggy or too tight. For business attire, you want to look professional and sophisticated and that is hard to accomplish when your clothes do not fit properly!
I work in a professional environment, however, I also have my own take on style which is definitely not ordinary or just rigid. Here is just one example of an outfit I put together for a day when I was not meeting with any new clients (on those days, I tend to be more formal – because that first impression is the most important one!)