Business look: The occasion decides
Whether at events, business trips or just in the office: Choosing the right clothes is still a big topic, as it contributes decisively to our impact and our success in the job.
Although dress codes gradually soften and become more fashionable, one should nevertheless stick to certain basic tendencies. For a banker, they are still different than for teachers or creative professions such as architecture, design or media.
Women: Courage to own style
Especially women know this situation: The closet is full and still has the impression that women have nothing to wear and urgently need to go shopping again. To make matters worse: depending on the industry and function of each business outfit designed something different. There is one thing in common: it should be casual but not negligent. And: women should have the courage to own style.
The following questions help with the choice of clothes:
- Where do you go?
- Who exactly are you meeting there?
- How should you and how do you want to work?
- What is your job on this occasion?
Men: Tie obligation depending on the occasion
Whereas on many occasions men struggle with the annoying tie duty, which despite all the coolness and loose dress codes on many occasions is still mandatory. Although in many companies the dress codes have been relaxed for those employees who are not in direct contact with customers or who are not yet in a leading position. But unfortunately she often belongs to it, especially in higher positions.
And at the latest at the exclusive business lunch, for example, there is always the danger of dipping the tip of the tie into the sauce. And then there is the morning knot binding that still poses a challenge to many people.
5 tips for the perfect business look
So what must women and men care about if they want to keep the business etiquette perfectly? 5 tips at a glance:
Tip 1: outfit in customer contact with men and women
For customer contacts, there are usually no-gos such as too short skirts or transparent and low decollated tops. A well-groomed appearance is also important for trade fair or customer visits, as well as on business trips.
For women: As far as the length is concerned, the skirt may end a hand's breadth above the knee. Because, the shorter the skirt, the more difficult is the elegant sitting down. Everything shorter is in the closet. Skirts should be combined with tights in current autumn colors and pumps with a small heel.
Ideal for men: covered suit, simple shirt, tie and black shoes. In business, it is better to be overdressed rather than underdressed, and the higher the career ladder, the more so. With a striped tie in red or blue tones, man is never wrong
Tip 2: The right material for stress-free business trips
Especially during car and train journeys or flights, the choice of material plays a decisive role: Longer sitting creates unattractive lines on linen. Ideally on the way is easy-care, wrinkle-free quality that you can fold small and even take with you to change in your handbag.
If you have evening appointments, you can spice up the day outfit with a nice cloth, more elegant shoes, a different belt or jewelry. Selected accessories provide a completely different look.
Tip 3: Minimalism for reduced business luggage
In addition to a pair of simple trousers or a skirt, nights include two or three tops in the suitcase. Because coffee or balsamic dressing leave easily ugly spots.
Combining garments from one manufacturer, colors and cuts fit together better than the different labels. As in a modular system, one can be built on top of the other over time, even if you do not buy a complete program.
Tip 4: The right business wardrobe for hot days
The more the temperatures rise, the more popular cotton is. However, blouses made of this material usually have to be ironed to look correct.
A slightly cooling effect also has materials with hemp content. Also ideal is the layered look with a thin jacket that you can leave open or undress if it gets too warm.
Tip 5: choose colors and design depending on the industry
In more conservative industries, extravagant colors are often taboo. Otherwise, there are few requirements. The decisive factor should be which color suits the occasion, a woman, her eyes, her complexion and her hair. With black, gray and dark blue as basics you can not go wrong; stronger colors set fashionable accents.
Anyone who wants to exude competence as a designer, advertiser or blogger dresses best in functional designer fashion. It promises a creative inner life - modern clothing stands for modern ideas. The tie is not a must, but not in a fashionable twist. Dark unis would be the best choice for a purist suit outfit.
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