Dressing etiquette is a crucial component of your professional identity. It is extremely important to carry yourselves with confidence and style. Dressing at work is important for several reasons.
If you are well groomed, people are bound to take notice of you. Even people who are least observant would subconsciously take notice of you. Many retail brands use the visual appeal factor to sell their products. It tends to grab people’s attention to the products. So packaging of a product is as important as the product itself. Same is the case with people. Your work speaks a lot. But your exterior does too.
Subconsciously people tend to listen to you more effectively if you are more presentable. It’s not always about how well you dress as compared to others. Instead it’s about being your best and keeping yourself well groomed. It denotes that you take care of yourself, respect yourself.
Do you ever feel, that you are taken for granted by people around? Or that your opinion is not that well attended by others? It might be probably because of the way you communicate your ideas to others. How confident are you in your opinion is something which is very evident in the way you put your ideas on the table. And the slightest of lapses in confidence can totally turn you audience off.
This is the time where your dressing etiquettes can work in your favor. Try to be the best you can look, get ready as if you have to appear for an interview. When you would observe some eyes turning around at you, that confidence to communicate your opinion would gradually build up. The attention would make you feel more self-empowered.
Most of us tend to be negligent about what we wear to office especially if we’ve worked at the same place with the same people long enough. We do tend to not care and just pick up stuff from our wardrobe without even checking the mirror once. It is risky in a way because unfortunately, people still judge you from the way you are dressed irrespective of how long you’ve been around.
On the contrary if you dress to your best, every single day all along the time you have served in the company with the same people, it denotes how much pride you take in your work. It earns a lot of respect from people and denotes your passion towards your work place. This is because dressing well is about investing time and money to build your identity. And if you make that investment it shows how motivated you are at your work.
Below are a few tips to add that style quotient to your work attire:
- Choose your apparels keeping comfort as your first priority.
- Dress as per your company culture.
- Spend sensibly on your clothes. They are hundreds of ways to be presentable in a limited budget.
For that extra spark of confidence within you, to respect yourself, to build your own professional identity at work – Dress sharp. Be your best.
Jitu is Co-Founder of Mantras2Success. He has Engineering & MBA degrees to his name, along with 10+ years of corporate work experience in fortune 500 companies. Jitu is passionate about improving the careers of the modern day professional. He would be reading books or watching documentaries if not fulfilling his dreams at Mantras2Success.