Setting a good example right away can inform the tone for the rest of the relationship with your customers or potential partners.Becoming more aware of your industry is a good way to start thinking about your style, advises Connel Chiang, a fashion and lifestyle creative.
Setting a good example right away can inform the tone for the rest of the relationship with your customers or potential partners.Becoming more aware of your industry is a good way to start thinking about your style, advises Connel Chiang, a fashion and lifestyle creative.If you’re in finance, dress like you’re in finance.
There’s no denying the adage clothes maketh the man, but people often notice your feet first.
For both men and women, shoes are one of the best wardrobe investments to make, head tailor of Oscar Hunt Julian Lichtenstein advises.
Make sure that they are in the right condition to be worn for the occasion, be it a high-powered business deal or a relaxed lunch with existing colleagues or clients.
“Shoes that are in good condition are an indication of a complete look,” says Connel.
Dressing professionally improves self discipline From the Roman Legion to the United States Marine Corps, the world’s finest militaries have known that sharp dressed soldiers are more disciplined than ragtag militias.
Military dress inspections have persisted not because shiny boots win wars, but because the exercise teaches a military force to pay attention to the details. In the same way, a person who dresses professionally learns the value of self discipline.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, famously stated that “Personal brand is what people say about you when you leave the room.” At the end of the day, it all comes down to making sure when you leave a room that people are talking about you in the way you want to be talked about.
But remember, there’s a lot more to good business than just your attire.
When you walk into a new business meeting or go off-site to meet a new customer, your expression and attire set the tone before you even greet anyone.
Consider your clothes a statement of your personality and an indication of what your business represents. Ask yourself if what you’re wearing is a good reflection of you and your business.