Dressing for the Job
Are you a high profile executive? Do you spend a good part of your work day in meetings and attending conferences and business dinners? Do you have speaking engagements on a regular basis? If so, does your professional wardrobe present the image that you are trying to convey?
Fair or not fair, studies show that in the first five seconds after meeting you, someone has made an initial conclusion about you. And they have also already thought about what you have to offer in the professional setting. This can of course be applied to all areas of our lives. Ahhh, remember those talks from our mothers when we were children? Always trying to teach us the importance of first impressions… Whether we liked hearing that or not, our moms were on the right track!
Turns Out Dressing for the Job You Want Actually Works
It is important for all professionals to assess the message your attire is sending to your audience at work. If your business is modern and edgy, outdated clothing doesn’t quite line up. And if you appear sloppy and not put together, it doesn’t exactly send the message that your business is organized and streamlined. If you are marketing to an older and more conservative corner of the market, perhaps jeans don’t show the respect and professionalism that a suit would. Or vice versa, if you are working with mainly a younger generation, a suit might seem stuffy and unapproachable. Dressing for the job you want actually works.
Not only does the way you dress for work send a message to those around you. It also truly drives the way you feel about yourself. And that extends into how you approach your day, and in turn, the quality of the work you produce. Maybe for you, switching out a pair of loafers for heels with those slacks encourages you to stand a little taller and thus feel more confident, resulting in higher quality work that your co-workers take note of. A newer, more trendy blazer with your favorite staple pencil skirt and pumps could help you to think outside of your normal box and grab the attention of a edgier corner of your market than you otherwise would have.
Need Help Dressing the Part?
Perhaps you have always worn business or business casual attire to work. And maybe you are stumped as to how to jump on this “jeans to work” bandwagon. Or maybe that pop of color with a bold necklace on an otherwise conservative suit look brings a bright, contagious smile to your face. In short, the way you dress each morning truly does impact your attitude towards each moment of your day. And, in turn your performance in a professional setting!
Lots to think about here! Enter….our stylists, who by the way all have professional backgrounds in their previous ventures. In their previous lives, they were in the hospitality industry, the financial industry, the advertising industry and business entrepreneurship, so they understand firsthand the importance of a personal image and the important role a work wardrobe plays in careers. If you are a professional and often times find yourself wondering what to wear to an important meeting or business dinner, for a big presentation or speaking engagement, or even just on a daily basis to work, we would love to work with you to identify and carry out the image you are desire to convey.
Interested in learning more about our wardrobe and image styling but don’t live in Nashville? Don’t worry! We have solid virtual platforms at our disposal that enable us to effectively serve out of town clients as well. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you dress for success – we would love to hear from you!