Whether you like it or not,the way you looks plays an important role in your success in the modern work place.

When you don’t fit in, you are not as accepted and welcomed. At some point,this could hurt your chances of getting a promotion.In today’s workplace,where casual wear is becoming increasingly popular,it can be tricky to understand the rules of appearance.

Here are few rules every proffesional should follow !

  • General TIPS

1. Understand what’s appropriate in your industry

Everyone draws their lines differently. For example, you may be able to wear shorts, but not cut-offs. If your company has a dress code, follow it.

2. Make sure your clothes fit

It may sound obvious, but many get it wrong. If your clothes are too big or too small, they are not going to look good. Ensuring a proper fit applies to everything you are wearing. 

3. Wear glasses that fit

Make sure your glasses fit properly and aren’t sliding down your nose. You don’t want to be playing with them all the time,It becomes distracting.

4. Dry your hair

Never leave your house with wet hair. It makes you look like you don’t have your life together, which translates to not having your career together.

5. Pay attention to your bag

You don’t want your personal things jutting out of your purse or briefcase. Keep your bag clean on the inside, especially if it doesn’t have a zipper, which allows others to catch a glimpse inside from time to time.

6. Don’t wear strong perfume or cologne

Anything that anyone else can smell is not good. To get an idea of whether someone can smell you or not, ask someone you trust.

7. Wear well-kept, polished shoes

Make sure your shoes are polished and in good condition.

8. Pay attention to your watch

Watch is the most common thing that can be notice most on both men and women.

9. Wear rich colours to portray authority

Pay attention to your colour choices.Darker colours usually convey a stronger impression than lighter ones.If you’re giving a presentation, make sure the colour you’re wearing doesn’t blend in with the background behind you.

10. Avoid neon colours and overly flashy clothes

Both men and women have to be cautious with bright colours. Clothes that are too flashy can be distracting and the visual equivalent of shouting.

  • FOR WOMEN

11. Don’t be too sexy

Not only is wearing inappropriate clothing distracting, it can also give off an inaccurate impression. Avoid too-short hemlines, too-tall heels, plunging necklines, and exposed under garments. A lot of women are oversexualized in the office, You can wear a V-neck shirt, but make sure you keep your legs covered. People end up discrediting themselves by looking too provocative.

What do you want to be remembered for? What you wore or what you said?

12. Wearing nude pantyhose is hip

Ever since Kate Middleton started wearing pantyhose in public, it quickly became stylish again. “It gives you a more finished look”.

13. Get regular pedicures

women wear open-toed shoes without getting pedicures. “If you’re going to show your toes, make sure your toes are well-groomed”.

14. Don’t over-accessorise

Accessories are meant to complement your outfit, not overpower it.

15. Your jewellery shouldn’t make noise

It’s really distracting when someone’s dangly bangles make noises when they move their arms.

  • FOR MEN

16. Avoid ankle socks with slacks

When you cross your legs and the pants slightly lift up, no skin should be showing.Your socks need to be an appropriate length.

17. Facial hair shouldn’t overwhelm your face

No matter how much you want to grow a full, bushy beard, it just might not work for you. Think about it like a haircut — not every cut is going to look good on every person. How do you know what style will look good on you? Determine what kind of face shape and features you have. Then find others with similar features who are already sporting moustaches and beards, and experiment with their cut and style.

18. Grow facial hair on a weekend or vacation

You want to look like you’ve grown hair on purpose instead of just being lazy and not shaving. Use a weekend or vacation time to grow beards out, because “spotty beards make men look like 18-year-olds.”

19. Trim your beard

Facial hair needs to be kept trim and tidy to maintain a professional look. Electric razors can be good for short, trimmed beards, and scissors are better for moustaches.

20. A goatee is rarely a good idea

Any hair that’s under your lower lip that isn’t a beard is not a good idea.