Ensure your clothes work for you!

Practically Perfect PA

To really start championing your career you have to ensure your clothes work with you, rather than against you. Clothing covers 90% of your body so make what you wear count! There should be no step change in your work attire during the week. Start budgeting for work clothes. Typically, you are at work 5 days a week yet people fail to budget and plan for their work clothes expenditure. Remember: your clothes are your visual CV so let them do the talking.

What do our clothes say about us?

Practically Perfect PA

It would seem that professional and smart attire is back in fashion. In the article Forbes interviewed the physiologist Dr Jennifer Baumgartner’s about her book “ You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You ” in which she examines how psychology determines which clothes we choose to wear and how changing the way we dress can overcome issues that our clothes might express to others. Consider: Keep every piece of clothing you’ve ever owned. Pin It.

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What do our clothes say about us?

Practically Perfect PA

It would seem that professional and smart attire is back in fashion. In the article Forbes interviewed the physiologist Dr Jennifer Baumgartner’s about her book “ You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You ” in which she examines how psychology determines which clothes we choose to wear and how changing the way we dress can overcome issues that our clothes might express to others. Consider: Keep every piece of clothing you’ve ever owned. Pin It.

Clothing Styles: The Secrets Of What You Wear

Dumb Little Man

Your clothes and accessories say a lot about your lifestyle. And considering that you live in a society that values fashion and clothing, wearing your best dress can take you an extra mile. By understanding the whole aspect of fashion clothing, you’ll be able to significantly raise your self-esteem, confidence, and outlook on life. Several studies show a significant connection between one’s mood and the clothes he wears.

Does Clothing at Work and Employee Productivity?

Small Business CEO

The clothing you wear at work may have an impact on your daily productivity levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of classic mens business suits or more casual and easygoing attire. Attire impacts productivity. Attire can often influence peoples’ alertness levels. … Management clothing at work employee productivityIf you want to do well on the job, you have to plan your outfits out in a meticulous and careful manner.

Synonyms for “Clothes”

Daily Writing Tips

Words that refer collectively to one’s clothes have an origin in the sense of equipment or preparation; here are a dozen words available as alternatives to clothes. Apparel , ultimately derived from the Latin verb apparare , meaning “prepare,” started out in English as a verb but then came to be associated with clothing (as well as a ship’s rigging); apparatus is related. The origin of attire is the French word atirier , meaning “equip” or “prepare”; it, too, began as a verb.

Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

She first states, "I would like to address the cost of professional attire and the cost associated with keeping up physical appearance. The only place that I can find quality clothes that fit me is at Talbots. When you purchase quality clothing, it lasts longer so you actually spend less money over a 6 year period. Then you only go there twice a year - in the summer to purchase fall and winter clothes; in the late winter, to purchase spring and summer clothes.

Attire 101

Interview Attire Dilemmas (Again)

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I’ve had colleagues see me out in LA and not recognize me at all in casual clothes, or mistake me for a junior high kid in jeans and a shirt. However, knowing that most people would rather work for someone they like that they have things in common with that is a pretty good employee versus someone stellar and they like less, I should probably tone down the corporate attire and let my resume (hopefully) speak for itself.

Interview Attire For Hollywood & Other Non-Traditional Jobs

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

My dad brought up an interesting point about attire. I'd have to factor in I'd be even hotter from "running" around that I'd be profusely sweating if I wore that much clothes. I've also had interviews at clothing stores. I had to find something that was fashionable, yet appropriate office attire. The only pieces that weren't part of my daily attire were the Tiffany ring and the diamond cocktail ring.

Answering Reader Mail: 7 Tips on Attire, Scheduling & Etiquette

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

However, I will say that I’ve worked for CEOs and if they were gone, out of the country for winter holiday so we were 100% certain they would not see us, me and other assistants dressed in a loose-fitted sweatpants/shirt set or gym clothes. They were not old, grubby, smelly, or stained clothes - just very lounge-y comfortable clothes. Now that I think about it, when I was interviewed by the other assistant, they were wearing athletic attire and I was wearing a suit!

Guest Post: Simple Green Office Practices

Eco-Office Gals

Green Office Attire. Even if you have to wear stockings and a blazer to work every day, that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear clothes that are safe for the environment. Believe it or not, there are tons clothes made from organic cotton, wool and hemp-based materials. Another option is to buy clothes from thrift stores and consignment shops rather than purchasing them new at department stores.

2010 169

Just Wear a Potato Sack -- With a Really Cute Belt

On The Job

That brings me to the next fashion fuss: "Sex And the City" attire as featured in the new movie is possibly prompting women to wear provocative clothes to work as a way of getting ahead. Tags: controversy Sex and the City dunkin donuts scarf Rachael Ray work attire workplace clothes appropriate at work For many people, it's always been tough deciding what to wear to work.

2008 100

Leather Jackets: 6 Styles That Will Never Fail You

Dumb Little Man

If you are au courant with the trend, you must have seen bloggers and influencers donning this attire. Layering is one of the most common ways to make the most out of winter clothes. Pair your go-to hoodie with a blingy leather jacket to bring the most out of this attire.

2021 152

Administrative/Clerical: Cheap Ways to Look Good for Your Annual Review

Office Dynamics

Not all administrative assistants are required to dress in business attire at work. The article compares the cost of business attire from upscale department stores such as Nordstrom to the cost of business attire at mass-market retailers, such as Kohl''s—and there''s a vast price difference. Crew, and Nordstrom, it doesn''t mean that Kohl''s is the only store with good deals on business attire.

Attire 101

Administrative/Clerical: Cheap Ways to Look Good for Your Annual Review

Office Dynamics

Not all administrative assistants are required to dress in business attire at work. The article compares the cost of business attire from upscale department stores such as Nordstrom to the cost of business attire at mass-market retailers, such as Kohl’s—and there’s a vast price difference. Crew, and Nordstrom, it doesn’t mean that Kohl’s is the only store with good deals on business attire.

2013 136

Levi’s New Waste

Eco-Office Gals

As a matter of fact, both the jeans and jackets featured in this line will contain a minimum of 20 percent of post-consumer recycled content in each and every article of clothing and what those items of recycled content are just might surprise you. This will automatically bring awareness to the ever-increasing need for us all to be more aware of how we use glass and plastic on a daily basis, along with what we spend our money on when it comes to making clothing purchases.

2013 148

8 Genius Fashion Hacks for Men

Dumb Little Man

A good boot can handle different weather conditions, and it pairs very well with most business attire. Sign up for a men’s clothing subscription. In similar manner, you get a box of clothing goodies especially curated for you. You’ll get clothing items ranging from shirts, jackets, pants, and accessories. On one hand, you’ll get clothes that fit your style, and on the other hand, probability is high that you’ll stumble on a new style you’ll like.

2018 122

Exude Confidence: Image is Perception

Office Dynamics

In 30 seconds, people form all types of impressions about you based almost entirely on what they see – your clothes, hairstyle, carriage, smile, and the rest of your nonverbal communication. Your choices of dress-down attire reflect directly your respect for your workplace, your career goals, and your level of overall professionalism. Females are easily disempowered by excessively casual attire in the workplace. · It’s a fact! ·

Make a Connection with Vacation

Office Dynamics

My initial thought (months out) was that I would take my time and pack over several weekends; meaning just pulling some clothes here and there or shoes and beach attire so I wouldn’t be rushed at the last minute. I was so busy with work, traveling, and teaching full-day workshops that I did not really start pulling clothes and packing until the night before my flight was departing. After you have pulled all your clothes and shoes, put back 25% of it.

2018 102

Etiquette Lessons for the Company Picnic

On The Job

Give your partner a heads up on proper attire. If you don’t plan to go swimming, still stay from revealing clothes – men can wear nice shorts with a casual shirt and women should stick to capris or sundresses and avoid short shorts. Also, if your company culture isn’t supportive of tattoos, wear clothing that will keep them covered.

French Words with New Meanings in English

Daily Writing Tips

accoutrement : accompanying items or accessories (a ludicrous costume or tasteless attire). boutique : a shop selling designer or distinctive clothing, or, as an adjective, describing a small, exclusive business (a shop). corsage : flowers worn on a woman’s dress or around her wrist (a woman’s chest, and attire covering this area).

2017 57

Exude Confidence: Image is Perception

Office Dynamics

In 30 seconds, people form all types of impressions about you based almost entirely on what they see – your clothes, hairstyle, carriage, smile, and the rest of your nonverbal communication. Your choices of dress-down attire reflect directly your respect for your workplace, your career goals, and your level of overall professionalism. Females are easily disempowered by excessively casual attire in the workplace. · It’s a fact! ·

51 Entrepreneurs Provide Advice On Business Dress Codes

Small Business CEO

“Why Your Business Needs a Dress Code” is a compilation of 51 different entrepreneurs offering their opinions on acceptable attire for business. Girl Choosing Clothing Photo via Shutterstock. The other day while browsing through some new articles on BizSugar , I came across a submission about dress codes for your business. I followed the link to the original article posted at The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur blog.

Self-Improvement: Spruce Up Your Appearance

Office Dynamics

When was the last time you spent hours in a clothing store trying on styles or colors that you never would have touched in the past? If you upgrade your casual attire, you will be viewed as a “leader” among your peers. When we wear attire that is more in line with today’s trends (but not overly trendy), we give the impression that we are up on what is going on in the world. Welcome to the last Monday of September!

2013 110

Professional Business Image for Executive Assistants, Business Casual with the Emphasis on Business

Office Dynamics

It’s a matter of pulling your look together and wearing clothing that works well with your body frame/shape. Stay clear of trendy clothes for work. Women need to consider length and body coverage of their clothing. If the clothing seems more appropriate for a sporting activity, cleaning the garage, or going out to dinner on the weekend with friends, it’s too casual. Wrinkled clothes. Political or cause-related T-shirts; humorous attire or accessories.

2009 109

Dressing for the Office

Laughing all the Way to Work

The clothing you wear can have an adverse affect on your career." 1 Our office thought it was important enough that they organized an event for the assistants and invited a clothing consultant to speak on proper business wear, buying clothing on a budget and tips for office makeup, accessories and hairstyles. How important is it to your career how you dress at the office?

2007 100

Yes, You Need to Dress Better at Work

On The Job

Khakis, polo shirts, sneakers and a ratty backpack are standard attire for many employees. Many people are clothing challenged and stick with what they've worn since college. In today's Wall Street Journal there is a story about how to dress for success. This is a topic I've been writing about for years, but many people have decided they can ignore such advice because of Mark Zuckerberg. After all, Zuckerberg is a bazillionaire and he dresses like a 17-year-old.

2016 122

Does Everyone Know Every One?

Daily Writing Tips

However, the phrase form is common in such wordplay-conscious constructions as “The Clothing Corral has attire for every body,” which, as in the previous example using the phrase, is nearly synonymous with its alternative (“The Clothing Corral has attire for everybody”) but calls attention to the corporeal manifestation of people, rather than their entire being, to make a point.

2012 70

Professional Business Image for Executive Assistants, Business Casual with the Emphasis on Business

Office Dynamics

It’s a matter of pulling your look together and wearing clothing that works well with your body frame/shape. Stay clear of trendy clothes for work. Women need to consider length and body coverage of their clothing. If the clothing seems more appropriate for a sporting activity, cleaning the garage, or going out to dinner on the weekend with friends, it’s too casual. Wrinkled clothes. Political or cause-related T-shirts; humorous attire or accessories.

2009 100

How to Plan Business Travel & Business Travel Planning Checklists

Office Dynamics

Casual attire. Business attire. Workout attire (including tennis shoes). NOTE : Carry-On Baggage Although there is no regulation for common items such as clothing, reading materials, cameras and laptop computers, the TSA regulates the number of liquid items, such as toothpaste, shampoo and bottled water, permitted in carry-on luggage. Travel Planning for Executive & Administrative Assistants.

Travel 171

Casual Dress Gone Wrong

On The Job

The boss took the employee aside to tell him his attire was not appropriate for the workplace, even if the attire was casual. Same with tennis shoes, flip flops, frayed pants or shirts, any kind of flannel and any piece of clothing comfortable enough to sleep in. Make sure even your casual clothes are clean and neatly pressed (yes, you have to iron the front and back).

2007 100

Appropriate vs. Apropos vs. Apt

Daily Writing Tips

All three words may be used as adjectives meaning suitable or pertinent : Your reference to “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is apropos of the way so many people conform to social expectations rather than think for themselves. Was Lohan’s courtroom attire appropriate? A reader has asked for a discussion of “appropriate vs. apropos vs. apt.”.

2014 79

Casual Dress, How to look nice in a casual environment

Office Dynamics

A person can be casually dressed and look professional, although I will tell you it is a bit harder because the fabrics are different; they are more relaxed and tend to wrinkle easier for casual clothing. Sleeveless attire tends to be less businesslike than a top with short sleeves or long sleeves. J Newman asks. Joan: I work in an out of the way area in my company where many dress very casually. I'm trying to project a more professional image.

2009 100

Casual Dress, How to look nice in a casual environment

Office Dynamics

A person can be casually dressed and look professional, although I will tell you it is a bit harder because the fabrics are different; they are more relaxed and tend to wrinkle easier for casual clothing. Sleeveless attire tends to be less businesslike than a top with short sleeves or long sleeves. J Newman asks. Joan: I work in an out of the way area in my company where many dress very casually. I'm trying to project a more professional image.

2009 100

Salespeople Need to Make Their Pitch Nicely Dressed

Small Business CEO

While more and more offices it seems turn a little more casual each day when it comes to clothing, sales people representing your company when meeting with clients need to dress above that. If your salesperson shows up nicely attired, their believability level will be higher, while a poor appearance leads the client to wonder exactly how much interest you really have in them. Don’t take your established clients for granted and show up unprofessionally attired one day.

2011 64

Investing in Your Interview Wardrobe Pays Dividends

Job Advice Blog

The shirt–well fitted and in a contemporary style–should complement your attire. A haberdashery sales associate could guide you, or you could look at a few pictures in one of the clothing-store catalogs that get stuffed periodically into your mailbox. If you smoke, I suggest you refrain from smoking for at least six hours prior to the interview and that you make sure your interview clothing has been aired out; nonsmokers can detect smokers from far away.

Neologisms Come and Go

Daily Writing Tips

that refers to men who affect outdoorsy-looking attire in urban settings; manspread , referring to the habit among some males of claiming more than their fair share of seating space by parting their legs widely; and presstitute , a portmanteau word of sorts describing a journalist biased toward financial interests. Then there’s “mom jeans,” a phrase referring to an unfashionable item of clothing.

2016 47

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017

Daily Writing Tips

Then there’s gorpcore , describing a fashion trend featuring utilitarian clothing associated with outdoor recreation; the term is a play on normcore , which denotes pointedly drab, plain attire and is based on the use of the element -core , derived from hardcore. The Oxford Dictionaries recently publicized its Word of the Year for 2017 and the runner-up shortlist, and the selections, and a comparison of them with those of Merriam-Webster, are intriguing.

2017 53

5 Words from the Kitchen

Daily Writing Tips

This name for a garment worn to protect the wearer’s clothes from food stains (or one that is purely decorative) also applies to similar protective attire. Words most people associate primarily with the kitchen have multiple nonculinary connotations as well. Here are five words you may find useful in other contexts. Apron.

2012 64

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: What Hasn’t Changed

Office Dynamics

Okay so your business attire isn’t exactly body-language or, is it? Arrive at the office in an outfit that could double as clothing worn to clean a garage and do it when out-of-town company executives are visiting and imagine the fall-out. Business attire may be more relaxed than it was a decade ago and more business people may opt to be “on a first name basis” but these are minor tinkerings. Please welcome another wonderful Guest Blogger to the mix!

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE: What Hasn’t Changed

Office Dynamics

Okay so your business attire isn’t exactly body-language or, is it? Arrive at the office in an outfit that could double as clothing worn to clean a garage and do it when out-of-town company executives are visiting and imagine the fall-out. Business attire may be more relaxed than it was a decade ago and more business people may opt to be “on a first name basis” but these are minor tinkerings. Please welcome another wonderful Guest Blogger to the mix!

Implementing War in the Office

Simple Productivity Blog

The accounting crew, including one of my old friends Jim and four of his co-workers, all agreed to wear work-clothes to this event – collared vests and flat front slacks, patent leather shoes buffed to a chrome shine. Their bright starched shirts are juxtaposed against a small but well equipped team decked out in military paraphernalia from SWAT attire to Marine fatigues. This is a guest post by John Durfee, the marketing manager for Airsplat.

2010 142

5 Qualities to Consider During Character Development

Daily Writing Tips

Attire. Is their clothing austere, or ostentatious? Descriptions of or references to your characters, their belongings, and their immediate surroundings say much about the people. Here are five aspects of personality that deserve some thought as you develop characters before and during the completion of your novel or short story. Appearance.

2011 78