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A few fashion and style tips for men’s corporate fashion

Beyond office hours, you may or may not consider your fashion statement seriously. But when you are in office, your fashion sense must be office-appropriate so that it represents your position, dignity and personality perfectly. Also, whether we accept it or not, it is true that our fashion statement creates a great impact on our mood and how we feel. A particular item of corporate attire or accessory can improve your confidence level or can also pull it down. So, it is highly essential to be in office in perfect business clothing that represents you and your company’s image flawlessly.

Here are a few fashion and style tips for men’s corporate fashion.

Firstly, for your entire business clothing, special attention and investment is needed towards your shoes. It is often seen that a person’s entire style statement (branded apparel teamed with classy accessories) goes wrong just because they are wearing the wrong pair of shoes. Hard wearing leather shoes are timeless and classic and can be worn with company apparel, casuals as well as with occasional wear.

Secondly, at any cost, don’t end up at your workplace in lad-wear. To be more specific, lad-wear refers to T-shirts with stupid slogans or weird images imprinted or embroidered on them, oversized shirts or jackets, low waist bottoms or carrot jeans.

Thirdly, always try to stay well groomed at your workplace round the clock. Wearing the right company apparel at office is not everything. Try to look the same when you are leaving office in the evening as you were in the morning when you entered the office. Always stay groomed and consistent always to face any situation.

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A scarf can make a trendy add-on for your workwear

Trends of corporate attire change through time. Presently, casual attire is acceptable in offices. All you need to know is how to carry casual pieces well and in an elegant manner. You can wear jeans in office, but remember to not wear bleached and flashy jeans. You can deck yourself up with a stylish shirt and a scarf, shawl, or brooch. Casual wear can be easily chosen for workwear, provided you carry whatever you wear confidently. You should avoid choosing sleeveless shirts as your workwear. Even if you chose to wear a sleeveless blouse, cover it up with a cardigan or a jacket. A scarf can be an integral part of your business apparel.  The tying of scarf should be made artistically to transform it from ordinary apparel to a very stylish item. Scarves can carry a really incredible statement.

You can tie a scarf as a bow or a necklace. You can take it as your shoulder shawl and can use it for hiding your hair. You need to choose the right color of scarf and take care that it gels well with the type of outfit you are wearing to your office. It would be a good option to choose a black or a navy blue colored scarf. You can choose to wear a red, yellow or pink colored scarf with a white company shirt. A scarf round your neck can create a distinct look and set you apart from your colleagues. Scarves are generally made of wool, which is helpful in keeping bodies warm during winter, and they are available in a wide range of materials and fabrics, suiting the needs and requirements of customers. A silk or polyester scarf can add wonder and charm to your business apparel and you can create an impression in your workplace.

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Different Facets of Corporate Attire

Corporate wear is one of the important things in any organization, which indicates the professionalism of the employees working there. Employees can be recognized by their business apparel. Company apparel should be appropriate for employees, either in fabric, color or patterns. As far as corporate attire is concerned, not just the clothes, but shoes also form an essential part of your overall look. One should wear clean and polished shoes. Women can wear black or any dark colored sandals, whereas men can go in for any dark colored formal shoes, but no sports or sneakers should be worn.

Business apparel is like a uniform in an organization. One can look personified and attractive even in workwear. Today, employees look presentable wearing company apparel and can be identified in a crowd. It remarks a sense of integrity, trustworthiness within the employees.

One should not get bored of wearing business suit because there are many attractive and presentable options available nowadays. Business attire should signify a symbol of reliability and showcase the sincerity of the employees performing their tasks with confidence. There are different types of company clothing in the professional field. This may include a suit, skirt and top with a blazer combination for women and a light and dark color contrast in formal shirt and trousers for men.

Winter garments also play a vital part in corporate clothing. One can opt for a blazer, cardigan, jacket, or stole whichever is functional along with their regular business clothing to remain comfortable and warm during office hours in cold winter days.

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Cufflinks for women

When we first think of cufflinks, we usually take them to be accessories of work clothing for males. For hundreds of years, they were monopolized by men. However, a time for change has come. Just as women are now wearing men’s work clothing like shirts and trousers to the corporate world, men’s accessories are also being adopted by women.

One of the important accessories that form a crucial part of workwear is cufflink. Cufflinks make women look even more professional and smart. Another important thing about wearing cufflinks as part of workwear is that they don’t diminish the feminine quality a bit and yet brush up the smartness and elegance. In order to enhance the feminine look, cufflinks can be accompanied by a proper necklace or a chic pendant and a matching brooch.

A problem often faced by women even if they are interested in wearing cufflinks is that such shirts that allow cufflinks to be worn are very rare. Most of the time, there are buttons where the cuff where holes for cufflinks should be. If women are really interested in wearing cufflinks, they must look for shirts with double cuffs or French cuffs. In these kinds of shirts, cuffs are folded back and clipped with a cufflink.

Cufflinks for women are available in wide varieties. They are available in shapes of butterfly, heart, strawberry, stiletto heels and in elegant colors. Many are often encrusted with jewels or precious gemstones. Cufflinks make look women all the more classy even in their corporate attire.

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Corporate Uniform- A Must for Some Industries

Those who can wear corporate attire of their choice always have some brain racking to do when it comes to buying clothes to add to your office wardrobe or work-wear. There are some industries like the airlines and the hospitality industry where all employees have a strict corporate dress code- company uniforms. Some consider it a blessing in disguise since it saves you the task to shop and select your work wear clothes each day. Some consider it a disadvantage since it leave with no option to choose what you want to wear to work. From the point of view of the company or organization, it is always an advantage since the management does not have to constantly check the employee’s dress code. Also, they expect the employees to maintain the uniforms in clean and perfect conditions since all employees are paid a special periodical allowance towards the maintenance and upkeep of the office uniforms.

An individual employee though, might feel stifled if he or she has to wear the same uniform day after day. Also, it will not allow the employee to infuse his personal characteristics in the way he/she dresses. All employees would be dressing up similarly avoiding one’s personal taste as well as style. What such employees can do to asset their individuality and not get lost in the crowd is to sport a nice persona and attitude which makes them look professional as well as perfect in their work uniform. They can also add some personal touch by exuding charm and confidence in their own way.

It is always a great idea to sport corporate uniforms since it allows your clients or customers as well as the company management to identify you easily!

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A Few Hairstyling Tips to Combat a Bad Hair Day at Work

Hair is an important aspect of a person’s appearance. A perfect hairstyle can improve a person’s look beyond measure. However, not all of us have a perfect hair-day everyday but often it becomes a necessity, especially if you have important meetings to attend to. Also, even if you are wearing the right corporate attire but fail to maintain a good and neat hairstyle, with your hair looking disheveled, you would not be doing justice to your corporate apparels.

One of the basic requirements is to maintain and clean your tresses. When you are at your office it is absolutely not acceptable to sport messy and greasy hair, not even the out of bed, unkempt look that appears to be in much vogue now-a-days. However, it may not be possible to keep your hair squeaky clean at all times. To fight this problem of messy hair, simply tie up your hair in a pony tail. You can also take a strand of the hair at the front of your scalp, twist it and clip it up. Then u can either leave the rest of the hair open or tie them up in a simple bun or pony tail.

You can also do an up-do simply by pulling up all your hair at the top of your head and tying it up. However, remember to let loose a few hair strands so that the look is not too severe.

You can also make a side parting and take two strands from each of the sides and clip or claw them up. You can also scrunch up the rest of your hair to add a unique touch.

With these basic tips in mind you can experiment as much as you want, but remember not to over-do it as it might affect your corporate image.

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How to Strike the Right Balance between Smart and Comfortable Dressing with your ‘Power’ Wardrobe

Power dressing has now become the latest buzzword in corporate world. Power dressing has changed according to time. More smart and colorful dress codes have now replaced the old-fashioned and dull as well as monotonous corporate attire of the professional woman. The woman today, wants to be in complete control of both her work as well as professional lives and she asserts this fact with her style statements. According to most fashion experts, colors play an important role in creating the right professional image.

Before selecting the right work wear for your office, you should be well aware of the work environment and the ‘unwritten’ dress code of your company. You should dress in a way that makes you look competitive and authoritative. You should choose a suit in one of the following five solid colors such as brown, black, gray, navy, white and pastel. This will give you a professional look. You can also opt for a business casual look which lets you experiment with colors and lets you create your own style with jackets and cardigans. You can combine tailored jackets and sweaters with silk prints to create a business ‘casual’ wardrobe for yourself. The stress in this line of corporate wear is on comfort as well as style.

Accessories should not be ignored either. Sometimes accessories can make or break an entire look or image. You cannot afford to wear shoes which are torn or unpolished. Boots might be okay with a business casual look, but if you are sticking to a more conservative dress code, you must wear shoes which are not open at the toes. Sport shoes which look unkempt and dirty with laces which are not tied properly do not create the right professional impression either.

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The Enchanting Effects of Power Dressing in the Professional World

Individual style and dress code have taken a back seat nowadays in comparison to the past few decades. Years ago, proper outfits with perfect accessories were mandatory for anyone to enter any office, synagogue, restaurant, or church. However, in the present era, there is no such rule for any formal or social function.

You must not go by what others say about you, as your appearance is not the only prime factor; but considering the fact that the present business world is very particular about how you represent yourself, well-stitched attires should always adorn your wardrobe.

In this competitive world, it is a fact that decent and proper sense of dressing will keep you in the race and make you sensibly different from others in the eyes of your employer.

Your dressing should not merely show you as a fashion doll; it must be a mirror of your personality, skill, intellect, and attitude. This goes true for both the genders, but keeping a bitter fact in mind that women face harder competition than men in the corporate world, power clothing becomes more important for the feminine sex. There is a large plethora of skilled tailors, who can make you a goddess in the land of power apparel.

A sexless line, a good mixture of slick and smart stitching, fine fabrics and a well-fitted dress will do magic for both men and women, and take them to the highest peaks of success as a professional. So next time you want to opt for which corporate attire to choose from, do keep these factors in mind and then invest in the work wear that describes your style statement and at the same time adheres to the rules of power dressing!

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Power Dressing- The Key to Success when Appearing for a ‘Conservative’ Job Interview

If you have to appear for an interview you must believe that the first impression which you create always matters a lot. These days with specialization becoming the call of the day, the right work wear or corporate attire for a job interview is not just as simple as wearing your suit, a tie and a polished pair of shoes.

If you are going to be interviewed for a conservative job profile, power suits are more for you. The best colors for you would be black, charcoal grey or darkest blue. The shirt you choose should be white and crisply ironed. Your shoes should be black leather again and should come with laces. Accessories always play a very important role in getting your look together. So do accessorize it with cuff links, a tie preferably in solid colors and a good leather briefcase or laptop bag. Use cologne and keep your nails short and trimmed. Your hair should be sleekly styled and should not look like an untidy mop. If you want to exude an air of confidence as well as responsibility, you must look well-groomed too.

Power suits are generally made to order or tailor made suits in dark brown, blue or even charcoal grey shades. Black also looks good but the current trend prefers the charcoal grey color as black is more apt for funerals and tuxedos. One can spice this power suit with a mildly dressy tie but again, to play it safe, it is ideal to go for solid colors.

So next time, you are appearing for a job interview for a finance or sales job with regard to a senior profile, remember the key lies in ‘power dressing’!

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What to wear for the Job Interview-The Right Corporate Attire for Women

In our professional lives, we have to meet clients and sometimes if our designation and job profile so demands, have to be a part of an interview panel, grilling new applicants. There are no specific dress codes with regard to those who are a part of job interviews, but yes, no matter which side of the interview table you are on, you can always follow certain guidelines to look your best.

Club attire should never be confused with work wear. If you feel you can wear a particular attire to the club or when you are out pubbing with friends, you cannot wear it to work when your are interviewing job candidates or are being interviewed yourself. Pant suits are the most preferred choice as they are comfortable while travelling and also exude the right blend of style and professionalism. Some women also prefer the skirt suits but the length of the skirt should not be too short for comfort. High slits and mini-skirts can be way too distracting. The shirts you wear should not be too frilly or revealing. Decent necklines and well tailored blouses are recommended. Black, brown, dark gray and navy blue are the best colors which compliment most skin tones. But, if you prefer lighter colors, you can experiment with fawn, cream and light blue too.

While accessorizing, you can opt for scarves also. Bags should not be too big or flashy and vibrant. Try to coordinate the color of your bag with your footwear. Avoid tote bags and cinch-packs. Stick to leather as it looks business-like. Closed-toe shoes are the best but do not over do with the heel part as chunky high heels, stilettos and noisy shoes make you look unprofessional. Keep your jewelry bare minimum and so should be your make-up. Exude style and feel comfortable and you will be sure to create the right impression.

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