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Check the Dress code

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRocheda Bartley

They say that you are what you wear, especially in the working world. Looking neat, fabulous, or handsome in your workplace should always be a priority and, of course, you need to get the work done. Depending on your profession, your style may vary but no matter what, you must always look professional. Getting a brilliant professional look is no hassle and Flair will help you.

 

JACKET AND TIE?

 

For sure, time has changed, but some things will definitely remain the same. So, gentlemen what about the jacket and tie, should you lose it or not? Is it over the top? It's your choice. The truth is you don't want to be overdressed for work. You must be comfortable. So, if you do decide to wear your favourite suit to work with your dearly beloved tie that makes a daring statement, feel free to lose one or both at any time while maintaining your professional appearance.

 

WHAT'S RIGHT OR WRONG

 

It all depends on your workplace's dress code. Some codes are stringent and tell you exactly what to and what not to wear. No tight clothing, no sandals, no T-shirts, wear only knee length-skirts and only neat, short hair are some rules you might have come across. Yes, you may consider them to be confining and some truly may be controversial - like no patterned clothes and jewellery - but truth be told, the way you dress can be distracting.

On the other hand, some rules are more relaxed. Quite often, you might have come across jeans in the professional world. It's a classy look, if it's done right.

Sleeveless, too, is definitely vying for its place in the working world and by the looks of things - especially with the searing heat - it certainly will stay. Is it right or is it wrong? I'll leave you and your boss to be the judge of that.

 

COLOURS

 

Achieving a fabulous professional look also includes the colours you choose to wear. It will not always be your choice, your boss may choose for you. Some places may prefer merely plain and light colours. This won't prevent from making the bold statement you want to make. You can do it just the same, while respecting the rules. And remember you can never go wrong with black.

Ladies, indeed, you must look gorgeous and your make-up must be done just right. Remember, heavy make-up is not necessarily what you need. A modest look is perfect. You know what they say: sometimes less is more and your make-up must epitomise this. I guarantee that you will still be beautiful.

Comfort is not just about you. Your colleagues must be comfortable around you. So, remember to always dress modestly, your boss, colleagues and even you will appreciate it.

Don't forget to check the dress code.