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7 Dress for SUCCESS Slide 2 7 Start with the woman in the mirror: When you wear the best, you can be your best, dressed for success! Silk makes the statement of sophistication and success. Slide 3 7 Dress for SUCCESS An investment in a professional wardrobe is an investment in your career and your future. A well put-together wardrobe not only helps garner respect and credibility in the workplace, but it also boosts your confidence. When you dress professionally, youll be viewed in a more positive light, feel more professional, and be more productive. Slide 4 7 Dress for SUCCESS Today, there is no need to hide beneath the Im the man faade. As fashion has changed, so has peoples perception of a man who knows how to dress. A man who knows how to look good and in turn feels good about himself is very attractive. Dont hesitate to be creative when it comes to fashion, a woman digs a man who has his own style. Slide 5 7 Dress for SUCCESS Slide 6 7 Paris Hilton Effect If you're a man thinking whatever it is that men think, Paris Hilton is a cutie. But if you want to present yourself as a rising office star, you don't want to take your fashion tips from her. Does her picture scream Mensa Society to you? Slide 7 7 Dress for SUCCESS Dress Down Friday Is "Dress Down Friday" an attempt to loosen things up at the office, or is it abject surrender to creeping slovenliness? Leave such philosophical discussions for the weekly staff meeting and dress well Monday through Friday to boost your career. Slide 8 7 Dress for SUCCESS The Basics Unless the Army-Navy surplus store is your tailor and you're proud of it, dressing for the office isn't hard to figure out. Dress as you want to be seen: Serious, professional, upward- bound and ready to meet clients. Slide 9 7 Dress for SUCCESS Listen Up, Guys When in doubt, go traditional. You can't go wrong with a button-down shirt, polished black shoes, a blue, black or gray jacket, slacks that complement the jacket and a conservative necktie. (If necessary, print this out and post it on the refrigerator, fellas.) Slide 10 7 Dress for SUCCESS For Women The traditional look for women includes a skirt that hits just above the knee, slacks and perhaps pantsuits, simple jewelry, a little makeup and polished flats or moderate heels. Slide 11 7 Dress for SUCCESS When In Doubt If you're starting a new job and aren't sure how to dress, kick it up a notch. It's better to be overdressed than underdressed. You don't want your new boss to think you don't take the job seriously. Grubby clothes suggest an undergraduate view of the world. Slide 12 7 Dress for SUCCESS Look Around Check out how others dress at the office and emulate the rising stars. If you aspire to be a manager, dress like the managers. Always dress for the task at hand, and remember that there's a difference between the weekly staff meeting and lunch with a major client.