Do you (or someone you know) have a hard time judging what's appropriate office fashion? You're not alone. Ashley Poulin of SharpHeels.com clears up the confusion as to what's dressy and what's inappropriate for the office. Fashion Challenge: Professionals who confuse “dressy” and “inappropriate.” Not thinking through the business-appropriate nature of what you are wearing (for example, thinking a dress you wore out to a club is acceptable to wear to an interview, or wearing a top that shows too much cleavage).
People hear what they see, as they say. That’s why your personal brand is so important. Your personal brand, of course, is everything from what’s on your resume, to how you dress. If you don’t appear to be a confident, put-together professional, it might hurt your career. “You are your brand, and everything you do from how you talk, to the actions you take, to how you dress, is your brand. Always remember that,” said Ashley Poulin of SharpHeels.com. “…If you’re a dynamic, driven, successful person, dress that way.”