Fashion at work = what not to wear

Everybody, even the office nerd is following a fashion. He probably won’t admit it; but he does. Fashion is a part of all our lives. It would be a denial of the truth to say that a person was not affected by fashion at all.

Yet, at the workplace, fashion can become a minefield that needs careful treading. Becoming a fashion victim at the workplace can at best be slightly embarrassing or at worst get you fired! The following list is meant as an advisory for both men and women. That’s because men can make some crazy fashion choices too.

  • Don’t show your colleagues more than they want to see.

The latest fashion on the street should be kept there. Make sure you adhere to a strict non revealing fashion statement in the workplace.

  • Tattoos and piercings are not for the office

While getting a tattoo or piercing is a personal choice, displaying it at office is a fashion faux pas that could have serious repercussions

  • The office is not a nightclub

Often an employee has to go clubbing straight from work. For these situations, just changing accessories and changing your makeup can be more than enough. Avoid wearing a LBD(little black dress) to work

  • How short is too short?

If you have to ask then it probably is too short anyway. A knee length high skirt or dress is very apt for office wear. A half inch higher can be allowed, but only if you have the legs for it.

  • Facial hair is for weekends.

Unless you have personal beliefs or a medical condition, gentlemen, nothing shows that you mean business than a close, clean shave.

  • Jeans and T shirts

Ok, so we all know what Friday dressing is but let’s not forget that it really means semi-formal wear. Round collar t-shirts and short body hugging t-shirts are a big no-no. So are tattered and ripped jeans.

There are many other severe fashion mistakes we make on a daily basis but an effort to avoid these mistakes at least for the workplace is important. The best and only way to avoid them is to remember just one rule of thumb. Don’t wear anything you wouldn’t want your parents or your children to see you in and this works for your office dress code too.

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