In certain work environments there is no obligation to use uniforms. Therefore, some gaffes can occur when dressing. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account the position held, the function performed, as well as the company’s philosophy and the way the other employees behave. So dressing appropriately is an indication that you recognize your role as well as your organization.
However, pay attention to the fact that if you perform management functions, or have direct contact with customers, your image must reflect what the company actually wants to represent. Therefore, any and all elements that translate exaggerations or stand out should be avoided, such as short, very tight pieces, exaggerated necklines, low pants or extremely vibrant colors.
This is because attention in a professional environment must focus on professional interests and issues, and such characteristics can turn interlocutors’ attention to an undesirable sphere. Therefore, the rule also applies to hair, nails, makeup, jewelry and accessories. The appearance must be sober and elegant. Equally important, heels should not be extremely high.
With personality, keep in mind that company culture comes first, not current fashion. However, do not choose uncomfortable productions, as you must be able to perform your duties during working hours with agility, comfort and class, whatever it may be. Find out which are the main gaffes to avoid in the work environment:
Incorporating fashion trends into work
In the professional environment, manage your productions in order to adapt to the company’s culture. So, if you work in formal places like law firms, opt for clothes like button-down shirts, long sleeves, straight-cut pants, closed-toe shoes and discreet accessories. If you work in a store and sell clothes, for example, try to adhere to looks in tune with its language.
Opt for sensual and provocative productions
Extravagant make-up, plunging necklines, very tight clothes, low pants, showing belly, extremely high heels, vibrant colors and exaggerated accessories should be worn outside the work environment. The attention in this place must turn to its interests, therefore, both the way of dressing and its posture must be that of a professional.
Stick to noisy items
Bracelets, earrings and trinkets must be kept away from your work, as well as shoes that make noise, as they can interfere with the concentration of other employees, causing some discomfort. However, if you need to use cell phones during working hours, such as means that produce sound, opt for vibracall mode, such as headphones.
Wearing flip-flops and other informal elements
Flip-flops, casual flats, sport-style shorts, sneakers, t-shirts, among other casual elements, must be worn outside the work environment, unless you are an employee of a cool company that allows you to use such items, thus translating the way of life of the organization and customers. Otherwise, choose to wear such items outside of your working hours.
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