After graduating college, it can be tough to find a use for your new degree. You are expected to “adult” automatically, from your behavior up to the way you dress and present yourself in a work environment.
These are a few helpful tips that you may want to consider before choosing out an outfit for your work day:
Keep it classy.
Of course, everyone wants to look good. However, your new job right out of college is not the place to pull out that tight black skirt you might see someone wearing at the club. Find out if your work setting has a dress code and follow it. More often than not, you may find they don’t, but still be very conscious of what appropriate. You need to be able to give a professional appearance in order to get others to take you serious despite the fact that you are young.
To add color or to not?
Adding color to your wardrobe is essential. However, you must abide by what is appropriate in you industry. Most times you can’t go wrong with neutrals (black, white, beige and gray). However also take your position into consideration. If that’s the style that fits best for what you are doing or what you are applying for. If you’re applying for a job in the fashion industry, make sure to make your outfit creative while still keeping in mind that you must maintain the professionalism. Or, for example, if you’re working in a law firm, then I suggest it’s best to keep bold vibrant colors to the very minimum or not wear them at all, stick to conservative colors that appeal to the seriousness of your job.
Have the right fit
One of the things that can make or break an outfit would be the way the clothes fit you. While having large clothing results in a baggy looking mess, having overwhelmingly tight clothing can have just as bad of an impression. Make sure that when picking out a pair of slacks or any type of bottom your tummy doesn’t go out and that the length of it doesn’t cover your shoes to the point where there might be the possibility of you tripping over your own attire. In addition, a huge no is also wearing overly tight clothing even despite your body type. Tailoring to a right fit that accommodates both professionally and flatters your body is important.
Fix your hair
Possibly one of the most essential professional attire tips you may ever get is how to fix your hair for work. While luxurious and voluminous hair may look great for a night out on the town, most times it’s best to keep the volume to a minimum and simply have a more polished look. If you’re going to wear your hair up, stay clear of fly aways by using some product to keep your hair in place. If you wear it down make sure it is clean and in place and looks healthy as well. One of the biggest no-no’s is wet right-out-of-the-shower hair.
Make it up, but not too much
For girls, make up is often essential. In the workplace, it is recommended to skip the black and gold smokey eyeshadow and go for a subtle natrual brown and bronze tones. Keeping a natural look is important with your appearance overall. So, don’t overdo it.
For men, it is important to not make up your beard too much. Keep it trimmed and clean. A goatee is hardly ever a good idea. Moreover, maintain a clean cut look that you are comfortable with and that allows others to take you seriously.
Getting the perfect professional look is essential. By following these simple guidelines, employers will know you mean business.