Updated: May 25, 2020
It’s known that appearance strongly influences other people’s perception of your success, financial status, authority, even suitability for hire or promotion. I have mentioned in another article that it’s essential to combine your appearance with verbal and non-verbal communication. Altogether determine whether the society likes you, trusts you, hire you, or will eventually purchase your products.
Heard of a dress code? I suggest you follow it. Keep it classy - wear outfits that fit you well and don’t show too much skin. Wear clean, ironed clothes, appropriate shoes, and don’t over wear perfume. You don’t want to be that person everyone stares at because you look like you don’t belong there. Wear appropriate accessories – avoid anything flashy, obnoxious. It doesn’t present you as a professional in a work environment. Be clean – you take showers and you shave, right? Proper grooming and a professional appearance are important to gain respect in the workplace. The way you look and carry yourself creates an impression on the people you work alongside. (See How do you dress to influence)
Successful people know when they look good. This is more of a point of confidence. There is scientific evidence to support this - a business attire can make you be more productive throughout the day.