New Yorkers know that their city can be cutthroat, but is also the gateway to huge opportunities and potential success. In a city like New York, it can take a lot to stand out, especially in the workplace. After our skills, qualifications, and likeability, the next thing employers notice is how we present ourselves. For many of us, thinking about our “image” can be intimidating, but with some careful planning, it can be a great tool to impress others.
“Dressing to impress” doesn’t have to mean spending lots of money on designer clothes. Second-hand stores, designer-discount stores, and outlets are great places to find high-quality clothing at an affordable price. However, making these pieces look like a million bucks is where your tailor comes in.
Off-the-rack sizes rarely flatter every body shape perfectly, which is where a small investment in alterations can make a world of difference. Check out our blog to find out how a good tailor can make your clothes fit better, up your confidence while wearing them, and actually change your life!
Dressing for a Professional Image
You don’t have to throw out your personality to be professional! Having the right image is about understanding yourself and your surroundings. Here are some tips to get a professional image that will set you us for success in any workplace:
Dress Appropriately for your Job
If your workplace has a dress code, follow it. If not, check out what your coworkers wear to work to get a feel for how formal the environment is. Keep it simple; you can always add your own personality in color and accessory choices.
Wear Well-fitting Clothes
Overly baggy or tight clothing isn’t just unflattering, it’s uncomfortable! Feeling good in your clothes is essential for confidence. When in doubt about sizing, choose a larger size to make it easier for your tailor to cut it down to the perfect fit.
It’s important to pay attention to the bag and shoes you wear to work. These things will be used daily, so invest in high-quality pieces you love. It’s also good to keep jewelry, makeup, hair and even cologne or perfume fairly simple in the workplace to avoid distractions.
Wear Clean and Tidy Clothing
Making sure your workwear is clean, pressed and free of any stains or odors is vital to maintaining a professional image. A small investment in a professional laundering and dry cleaning service can upgrade your image as well as take the extra stress of laundry off your mind.
We’re here to help! It’s the little details that make a world of difference when it comes to dressing yourself. Check out our site to find out more about how to choose, care for, and get the most out of your wardrobe. See our services list to find out all the ways we can bring new life to your clothing, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!