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>Some people are asking me what is the best way to impress your boss or your co-workers? Usually I would just say “be yourself”.

But what if being yourself just doesn’t cut it? Then I suggest you step it up a bit.

Here are some tips on making that mark…

“Image management is the art of powering up non-verbal communication to transmit a predetermined impression. Effective image management can earn the professional greater respect, inspire trust, project personal power, efficiency, knowledge and other desirable attributes. The enterprise that neglects non-verbal communication is disregarding a potent business tool.”

Business Apparel Categories

Business Formal

business formal - Cerruti Spring 2008

by Cerruti

– Black or navy suit with a slight sheen or tone on tone.
– White, cream or pale blue shirt preferable with French cuffs
– Never, never wear short sleeves or button down collars.
– Tie with small pattern or plain, tastefully coordinated.
– Well shined black leather shoes with coordinated black leather belt.
– Jewellery that is elegant and not ostentatious.

Authoritative

Authoritative - Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2008

by Dolce & Gabbana

– Navy, black or charcoal suit preferably with a fine pin stripe
– Double breasted presents itself as the ultimate in authoritative, power look.
– White or light coloured pastel shirt. If the suit is plain wear a striped shirt.
– French cuff – very appropriate. Never wear short sleeves or button down collars.
– Strongly contrasting tie; plain, small pattern or stripe. No picture or large design!!!
– Well shined black leather shoes with coordinated black leather belt.
– Jewellery that is elegant and not ostentatious.

Corporate Dress

Corporate Dress - Neil Barrett Spring 2008

by Neil Barrett

– Season appropriate suit, sport jacket or blazer and pant.
– Medium to light coloured shirt with a suit, dark blazer or sport jacket. Button down collars are fine.
– Coordinated tie.
– Dark shoes well polished with matching belt.
– Tasteful jewellery that is not ostentatious.

Business Casual

business casual - CK Spring 2008

by Calvin Klein

– Sport jacket or blazer and dress pant or softly structured suit.
– Consider wool, microfibre or even silk. Textured fabrics are great.
– Patch pockets as a nice casual touch.
– Knit top or open collared shirt. T-shirts not a great idea.
– Long sleeves are best.
– Leather shoes with coordinated belt. Athletic shoes, boat shoes, etc… not acceptable.
– Tasteful jewellery that is not ostentatious.

Casual

Casual - Miharayasuhiro Spring 2008

by Miharayasuhiro

– Semi casual slacks with a pressed crease in wool, microfibre, cotton or cotton blend.
– Knit top or open collared shirt. T-shirts not a great idea.
– Long sleeves are best
– Leather shoes with coordinated belt.Athletic shoes, boat shoes, etc… not acceptable.
– Tasteful jewellery that is not ostentatious

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