For most people, work is the place where you spend the majority of your waking hours during at least five days of the week. We socialize and work as well as make important connections and do important things. And yet, many people spend the majority of their time choosing clothing that can’t be worn at work, prioritizing the clothes that they wear when they go out to those that they need for practical and everyday purposes at work. This is not always such a good idea. Instead, make the effort to look your best at work so that your career can reap the benefits.
First, think about your own style. Looking great at work doesn’t have to mean wearing the same thing that everyone else wears. Show off your personal style in a way that also shows the people that you work with that you are a serious person who cares about their job. This is a good idea no matter where you work. For example, you can impress your coworkers and others with high end scrubs when you’re working at a medical establishment or lab, as well as enjoy wearing clothes that are comfortable and stylish.
Similarly, put an effort into your facial appearance when you are at work. If you are a man, make sure that you shave or trim your hair so that you look neat and clean each day. Women don’t have to wear makeup, but they should also make an effort to have clean and pleasant faces. Your goal is to make people want to talk to you and listen to what you have to say. As far as your hair, a conservative or simple cut is the best way to look appropriate at all times.
Finally, think about your posture. Stand up straight so people will know you are serious. Smile when you talk to people so that you are friendly. Take yourself and your job seriously and you will always look the part at your job.