Fashion & Style

Does your work wardrobe need an update? Well, if you want to make any big career moves, you might want to consider it. Related: Office Fashion: What Do I Wear To Work In The Winter? You might love that 10-year-old blouse or those pants you can barely squeeze into, but unfortunately, those pieces aren’t doing you any favors for your career. According to Lois Joy Johnson in her book, The Wardrobe Wakeup, it’s extremely important to stay on top of style trends. “Like it or not, it’s a younger working world,” writes Johnson. “Address your ‘packaging’ or look out of touch!” It's true. According to a study, over half of the women surveyed admitted that they judge their female colleagues based on what they wear to work. Yikes. Johnson's advice? “Rethink your clothes, get over your past, and dress for now,” Johnson writes.

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After sending out all of those letters and networking like crazy, you finally got the interview. You are prepared. You have your resume printed on good paper, and you have studied your background so you don't have to play the total recall game. The big day is coming - what do you wear? You know the company is a casual place to work. Do you dress up, down, or somewhere in between? Here's how to dress for the interview. Related: The Do’s & Don’ts Of Women’s Business Attire Since you are not yet an employee, the best thing to do is dress to impress. I understand that the company has a laid back atmosphere, and people can show up in jeans and flip flops. That's fine - for those that are already employed there. You are TRYING to get employed, so you need to dress differently than the people that already work at the company. Don't let poor attire choices cost you the job. Here are some tips:

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There are many factors that will determine your success in the hiring process. In addition to having a dynamic resume and the ability to sell yourself as the best candidate for the job, your personal appearance will influence the hiring manager’s decision, too. Related: 5 Tips For Dressing Your Best For Interviews In today’s society where style originality is the norm, there are some guidelines that you should consider when dressing for a business professional interview. You may not agree about the importance of your unique fashion choice and how it will be perceived by a prospective employer, but remember, you only have one chance to make a good first impression so proceed with caution and dress for success.

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I’m here to give you some advice on what to wear in the professional workplace. I’m no fashion expert, but I’ve had numerous occasions for professional attire, including presentations, interviews, and jobs. Over the years, I’ve accumulated a good amount of work clothes, but there are a few items that I consider office staples (no pun intended). Watch: Fashion Relief For The Newly Graduated with Ashley Poulin Now, without further ado, here are my top five work wardrobe essentials for the working lady:

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Whether you are attending an interview for that dream job, or just hoping to make a great impression in your existing workplace one thing is certain – the way you dress can have a huge impact! This is one area in which men definitely have it a little easier than their female counterparts. Related: 5 Bad Fashion Habits To Break In 2014 It is tough to go too wrong with a classic suit/shirt/tie combination. However, for women choosing appropriate business attire is a little more difficult.

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