Eight Rules of Corporate Workwear

May 27, 2015 Uncategorized  No comments

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Charles Dickens once wrote “Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed.” We really can’t help feeling more confident if we dress up nicely for work, and here we will talk about the rules to follow when picking out corporate workwear.

1.       Go for classic styles.

A single or double-breasted blazer can turn a casual outfit into something more appropriate for office wear. Straight-cut or slim-fit trousers or slacks will always look good too as well as dress shirts for men and collared blouses for women.

2.       Check for cleanliness.

Most of us take for granted that brand-new clothes are flawless, but a little inspection won’t hurt. See to it that the fabric of the garment is uniform in its texture and color. Avoid frayed, thinning, soiled, and discolored clothes at all times.

3.       Quality garments have smooth lines.

The quickest way to check for symmetry in clothes is to try them on, but if you are buying clothes online, stay away from those with uneven stitching and clumps of fabric.

4.       When in doubt, go for neutral shades.

There is a reason why a lot of corporate workwear come in black and white as well as shades of gray, navy, and beige, and that is because these colors give an understated effect. They are also easy to mix and match with each other and even with colorful accessories for a splash of color on an otherwise understated ensemble.

5.       Office clothing must be comfortable.

Clothes that scratch your skin or make you feel too hot or cold will keep you from concentrating on your work, so don’t sacrifice comfort for fashion. Choose garments that feel luxurious against your skin and will also suit the weather: thicker fabrics like wool and silk for winter and cooler ones like pressed cotton and linen for summer.

6.       Go for clothes that fit you well.

No matter how well a particular style suits you, say boot-cut office slacks or a blouse with a sweetheart neckline, you won’t be able to pull it off to the best advantage if the garment doesn’t fit properly. Getting office clothes altered to fit your body is well worth the time and money, for it will also make them last longer.

7.       The number on the price tag should suit the quality of the garment.

There are plenty of top-quality designer office apparels at sky-high prices, but you can just as easily find well-tailored clothes that won’t break your budget. If you want to shell out money for something pricey, make sure it will be an outfit you will use a lot, such as a bespoke suit.

8.       Consider shopping online for more choices and better prices.

Sometimes the work wear you need can’t be found in the nearby shops. A quick search on the Internet can solve that problem right away! When shopping for clothes online, go for a company that features a gallery of their available garments. Don’t forget to check out the measurements, since clothing sizes tend to vary.

The eight rules above will help when picking out corporate workwear that will suit your office work and lifestyle. And with the perfect clothes at hand, the sky’s the limit to how far you can go with your career!

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