When it comes to working in a business profession, there are a number of factors that go into a solid job performance. You’ll obviously have to be good at making sound monetary decisions, but you’ll also need a good money “sense,” a sort of intuitive skill regarding money. This is just the tip of the iceberg of course. There are many other factors at play that can make or break your business career, and you really need to stick the landing with each of these. However, knowing is half the battle. These factors aren’t really difficult to deal with once you know the score. One of these factors that really exemplifies this issue is your appearance. We call it a business suit for a reason. The appearance of a business professional is important, because it acts as a sort of shorthand that precedes and informs our first impressions of others. Therefore, you need to take care to create a good professional look to ensure your success. Here are a few tips.
First and foremost, I said it before, and I’ll say it again. We call them business suits for a reason. Any good professional look starts with either a suit or a suit without the jacket. This is because a suit speaks to a sort of professionalism that one needs in this field. That, and it’s the height of men’s fashion, so it’s the best of both worlds. It also acts as a uniform of sorts, though a more lenient version of the standard uniform, as you have some say over how it looks. While you can simply settle with the classic black suit and tie with white shirt, you have some freedom to craft your own unique take on this tried and true business look.
For starters, it’s important to know that a suit should stick to more neutral colors. Examples are brown, grey, and some less vibrant shades of other colors.Anything too “loud” can signal to your peers that you don’t take your work seriously. You can also feel free to tinker with the texture or pattern of your suit. This could take the form of corduroy or pinstripes. However, when it comes to shirts and ties, we have more freedom to work with. With your shirt, you’re almost expected to break the mold, but you have to proceed with caution here. You would be best sticking to high class retailers like New York and Company for high class shirts, for starters. As for color, it’s best to use the basics of color coordination. For example, complementary, or opposite, colors. For example, if your suit is blue, use blue’s opposite, yellow, for your shirt to create a striking look.