In today’s workplace, talent should be complemented with appropriate fashion. Here a couple of things to leave in the closet when dressing for work:
TOO SEXY FOR WORK
Good rule of thumb: Your skirt is too short when your hands reach farther than your hemline while standing. Other office no-no’s: cleavage, bra straps, panty lines, and sheer tops.
Save the kohl-rimmed eyes, red lips, and bright eyeshadow for after-hours. Another big gaffe: wearing no makeup at all. In general, natural hues work best.
If your blouse strains to stay closed or your trouser pockets pucker, your clothes are too tight. Make finding the right size a priority, especially if you’ve recently lost or gained weight, or are just back from maternity leave.
If your hair is highlighted or colored, be sure to stay on top of touch-ups. Nothing sabotages a killer suit like two inches or regrowth.
“LOOK AT ME” NAILS
Loud reds, funky designs, and Rihanna-esque talons don’t inspire confidence – and won’t win you plum projects. Color is fine, just keep it muted. And no chips!