Work attire refers to the clothing that you have to wear to work. All workplaces have a different workplace attire and it can vary depending on the formality of the business. The different kinds of dress codes range from Business Formal, Business Professional, Business Casual, and Small Business Casual.
Employees who want to fit in usually wear what’s expected within their workplace. This is often dictated by a written dress code or it might be in something such as an employee handbook. However, you don’t need an official dress code for you to know exactly what you should be wearing; all you need to do is take a look around at the people around you and see what kind of business you work for to realise exactly how you should be dressed. A good example is if you are lucky enough to see the managing director on a daily basis (this usually aims at smaller business’s) then just take a look at him or her and see what they are wearing because they are the people you should be looking up to. Also, take a look at what other successful employees wear and look up to them. Your observations will tell you all that you need to know about proper and expected business attire for your workplace.
Your best success will come when you emulate the business attire of the favoured employees. Draw attention to yourself by the quality and value of the work you deliver, not by the way you are dressed or how fashionable your business attire is. The thing you want to be recognised for is your outstanding work, not your fashion knowledge.
If you are a new employee and you have received a job offer, always make sure you ask about the required work attire because it avoids any problems that may occur on your first day. Always start your first day dressed better than what most would say is the norm. Give a positive, predictive message of employee excellence.
Workplace guidebooks always suggest that you should dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have already got. There is nothing saying it’s a fact, however, it’s definitely worth trying to follow. Always remember the overall impression you get from your work colleagues and the people around you on a daily basis; imagine to yourself what they would think about how you are dressed. Use this to help you.
How to dress is down to self-presentation and how you want to look to others. Always remember that people will judge you by your appearance and its down to you how you want others, such as clients, bosses, company executives, and co-workers to view you.
The question is, does it matter what you wear to work? Please feel free to leave comments below about your view on this!
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