While three-piece suits and elaborate dresses were the office norm just a few short decades ago, many modern offices require only a smart-casual dress code which often tends towards just casual. But, even if your office is very relaxed regarding dress code, it is still in your best interest to dress to impress if you want to progress in your company. Here are three tips for dressing for work, even if you work in a casual office.
Dress above your job description: A good way to tell what is acceptable in your office is to look at what your co-workers are wearing. But, a better way to style your work wardrobe is to look at what your superiors are wearing. This will help you stand out and say a lot for your attitude.
Keep it neat and tidy: It is important to remember that a casual office is not a messy office. Just because you don’t have to dress to the nines, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to worry about your appearance at all. Make sure you are well groomed and your clothes are ironed.
Dress for the job you want: A good way to make sure that you always look good is to write a list of your career objectives and stick it next to your bathroom mirror. When you look at yourself in the morning, ask yourself if you are dressed for your dream job.
These are just three things to consider, but they will help you move closer to the job you really want. Or, if you already have your dream job, they’ll just help you stand out in your office.