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How to look sharp, smart and professional at work

Posted by imageandme in Corporate Style, Style For Men, Style For Women

Looking ‘professional’ is the desired image of every working individual. But what does it really mean and how can you look ‘professional‘? While many people are able to describe a professional appearance as the overall image that looks smart, sharp and clean, most find it hard to elaborate further on how exactly this can be achieved. In fact, by looking sharp,  smart and clean you will also project the key characteristics of a professional image which are ‘confidence, appropriateness and credibility’. Below, we break it down for you on how you can enhance your image to look confident, appropriate and credible.   1. Confidence: Confidence in clothing mainly comes from knowing that what you wear is the best for your body type. Are you sure that the lengths and cuts you wear are highlighting and camouflaging in the right places ? Understanding which styles work best for your body type is not just about your body shape but also about your body proportions. Creating a balance in proportions (upper body = lower body ) will help create a balanced look. This balance then conveys the symmetry that people find attractive.  So if you have ever wondered why a certain dress makes…

How to look authoritative and stylish at work like these style icons

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Claire Underwood (House of Cards) and  Jessica Pearson (Suits) Two style icons with a powerful, authoritative look.  The two women display very distinct clothing styles. Here we deconstruct their style to help you create your unique image at work. Claire Underwood Personal style characteristics: Powerful, Masculine inspired, Classic, Minimalist Claire’s personal style is a great example of how to do more  with less. Her hair style is the key feature of her personal style statement.   Her wardrobe consists of well fitted dresses with barely any decorative detail, creating a clean silhouette. She combines classic shirts with tapered leg trousers or pencil skirts and cuts a very sharp, no fuss, professional image.   Accessories: A classic handbag and black pumps complete the look with rest of the accessories kept to the minimum. Jessica Pearson Personal style characteristics: Powerful yet feminine, Accessorized, Style details Jessica’s style is different from Claire’s as she supports more feminine styles of clothing. Unlike Claire who prefers to wear boatneck and simple angular necklines, Jessica’s necklines are differentiated with a twist in the design. To add femininity to her look instead of wearing classic skirt suits, her skirts and jackets can be a combination of colours. We…

Dress code etiquette for professionals

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Excerpts from Etiquette 101 by Conde nast traveller to highlight dress code etiquette in countries around the world. We share here dress code etiquette for professional dressing around Asia. the article was written in 2009, but  these dress codes still hold true. ‘ASIA You’ll need a myriad of outfit options for a transcontinental Asian trek. Miniskirts and monochrome black are safe bets from Jakarta to Japan, but women in India and Pakistan cover their legs and sport vibrant, rich hues. In fact, very few styles would work in every country: Flip-flops, for instance, are trendy in Singapore, verboten in China, and, in Indonesia, acceptable only for shower wear. Here’s how to prep before you pack. CHINA At a meeting: Twenty years ago, “Chinese fashion” meant dark Mao pantsuit uniforms; today, work clothes are still homogenous suits and ties, even on the hottest summer days. Businesswomen go without makeup and jewelry, and everyone shies away from conspicuous consumption to show they’re focused on the business at hand. INDIA At a meeting: Hillary Clinton, you’re in luck—pantsuits are okay anywhere on the Indian Subcontinent; choose cotton or linen in summer, and accessorize with a colored scarf or dangly earrings to keep up with vividly…