Now that a significant number of people have been fully vaccinated, the world has started to open up again. The work scenario is also getting back to (the new) normal slowly and steadily with the offices opening their doors.
Owing to the long isolation we all have been in, a lot has changed in how we function in our day to day life and the way we dress is a testament to that. Our clothing choices are now mostly based on our comfort levels. Comfort clothing was able to get a pass for being an acceptable work attire (Though we have always been an advocate for Dressing up even for work-from-home) since we all were working from home.
But, now the work-from-home concept is slowly disappearing. So, comfort clothing needs to take a backseat. We need to pay more attention to what we wear and how we wear when we step out. Clothes have always been known to be a way of expressing ourselves. However, now since our faces are covered with masks, clothes have become the primary tool to express and demonstrate who we are, what we do and how we feel. Still unsure if you want to put in efforts for dressing up professionally for work? Keep on reading the blog because we will be giving you REASONS TO DRESS-UP in the post-pandemic world.
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world. Especially today, When human contacts are so quick.”
– Miuccia Prada
There are a ton of studies that have proven that your success and growth (both professionally and personally) is highly dependent on your dressing. But we would not be talking about those statistics today. Instead, we will be telling you some extremely valuable impacts of dressing well at work. Let’s begin!
1. Donning a professional look will not only help you command attention but will also help you gain some serious consideration at work. The way you dress tells the world how you expect to be treated. Dressing professionally communicates that YOU TAKE YOUR JOB SERIOUSLY. It shows that you care about how you represent yourself at work and this gives out the message that you are serious about the work that you do.
2. Dressing well also HELPS YOU BUILD CREDIBILITY especially in front of new clients. It is a fact that people respond to us on the basis of how we look, what we wear and how we present ourselves. And that is the reason why people find it easier to trust and engage with people that dress professionally.
3. Your dressing style reflects on your company/organisation/brand. When you are taking a client meeting, site visit, onboarding a new client, pitching to a new client, store visit or handling a customer YOU ARE A REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR ORGANISATION. When you dress professionally you give out a positive, professional and trustworthy image of your organisation. Dressing sloppy or casually could possibly create a negative image of the company. An image that will hurt the business.
There are countless benefits of dressing professionally at work. Make sure you are fully harnessing them. Dressing professionally might take a couple of minutes longer, but, the efforts you will put in are totally worth it. Let us know in the comments section below how do you plan to dress for work when your offices open up.