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Welcome to part 2 of the Career Style series! Today, I’ll be giving you the do’s and don’ts of fit and accessories. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this first, go back and read it here.
In this 4 part series, I’m giving you the basic principles of style on which you can build your professional style. A career professional is always thinking big picture and long term. You can apply this to your style when you, “Dress for the Job you want, not the one you have.”
Remember, it is a fact that 55% another’s perception of you is based on how you look” (Via wingsforsuccess.org).
Adding effort and personal touch through the fit of your clothes and the right accessories is part of what can make you stand out in your next internship or job interview.
The way your clothing fits on you, even your undergarments, is important, if not, you are in danger of ruining any outfit. Imagine your co-worker walking into the office with a beautiful, navy blue blazer. You know she spent some money on it because the material looks expensive. However, when you see her later on that day, you notice, the blazer is too tight. The shoulders are bunched up and when she reaches for the notebook on her desk, she hunches her back, and her arms move mechanically, like a puppet.
Imagine your co-worker walking into the office with a beautiful, navy blue blazer. You know she spent some money on it because the material looks expensive. However, when you see her later on that day, you notice, the blazer is too tight. The shoulders are bunched up and when she reaches for the notebook on her desk, she hunches her back, and her arms move mechanically, like a puppet. Although, expensive, it was a waste of money.
Here are my tips for fit, when purchasing any item.
Accessories can make any outfit come to life. You will want to have staple pieces for the office.
That’s the end, for now…
In addition to fit and accessories, I want to add that classic pieces like
You will never go wrong with these basics to start. When in doubt about the company dress code, always look to the senior management for how they dress. If it is still not clear, check the employee manual or with the HR department to clarify. I hope you ladies put these tips into practice,
If this is your first time here feel free to introduce yourself at Veronica@conquerinheels.com, share your experience and stay connected through my website and social media @Conquer_inheels.com.
To your success,
What your rules for fit and accessories? Share them below in the comments.
Style Coach and Image Consultant, Veronica is an industry expert. Conquer in Heels (styled by V) is all about helping women create an image that tells her personal story, her “ Signature Style.” She believes that looking your best enhances your confidence and ultimately leads to conquering all your personal goals.
Veronica brings extensive industry experience to the homes of women living in Southern California and all over the World by providing image and styling techniques as skills to achieve increased confidence and empowerment.