This is a good rule for life in general but today I want to talk about it in the context of fashion at work. Before you walk out the door, take a fresh look at yourself through the eyes of others in your office—your boss, your peers, people who might work for you. Ensure that your outfit is complementing everything you want to be, what you plan to do, say, and accomplish vs. competing with it, distracting people from it, or diminishing it in any way. Are your tats showing as you head into a more conservative business environment where your “audience” might not be a fan? Are you sporting your Summer Friday look on a Wednesday? Are you wearing sandals (that are nice and leather but still…they’re sandals) to a meeting with your company’s executive team?
For those doing business with you, these details are inevitably intertwined with your credibility, your story, your perceived attention to detail and effectiveness, so ensure you’re not compromising all the other great stuff you’re doing, your smart ideas, and the extraordinary person you are.
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