When it comes to the office, there too are a lot of fashion faux pas or shall we say blunders when it comes to dressing. Remember that the way you carry yourself says a lot not only about your personality but also your work ethics. If you cannot take care of yourself, how can you handle the bigger problems? Also, people tend to respect and believe professionals who look clean and proper than those who don’t. If you want to know what these faux pas are then you better read on the following list from the Barton Partnership.
- Coming to the office with wet hair
Not only does this look tacky but it also says a lot about your time management skills. Wet hair equates to not having enough time to dry it. Why would you not have enough time to dry it? It’s either you woke up late or you procrastinated somewhere and lost track of time.
- Wearing overly tight, short, loose or big clothes
You need to wear clothes that fit you so get them on your size. If you happen to lose weight or buy something that’s a size bigger, bring your clothes to a tailor for some adjustments. When your trouser or skirt is too short, it makes you look unprofessional. Remember that you are in the workplace and not at the club.
- Going with slippers, sneakers or sky high heels
First off you’re not going to do your grocery shopping nor will you lounge at home. Also you aren’t headed to a fashion show or red carpet event. You need to wear closed shoes. Leather is for the men while middle length heels are for the women.
- Putting on unpolished and dirty shoes
Your footwear can make or break your outfit. Not only does it have to be appropriate but it also has to be clean and well polished. It’s not rocket science hard so go ahead and do it. You’ll thank us later on.
- Not abiding by the corporate dress code
Every organization has their dress code in the workplace. As an employee, it is part of your tasks to follow and abide by it. Depending on your company’s business and your position, you will be asked to wear either a strict business formal or a smart casual ensemble. Whatever it is make sure that you follow. If you’re confused consult the official company handbook or ask the HR says the team at the Barton Partnership.