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Marketing Me! Dressing for success

Yesterday, when writing about the Britney Episode, I mentioned dressing and a few rules to follow...

Dress for success - It is far better to be overdressed than under dressed. It is far better to be subdued than over the top. It is always better to be timeless rather then trashy. All common sense points, but all to often forgotten on stage and in the office.

Although most of you have no problem dressing or with your wardrobe, it never fails to amaze me the number of people who still go to work clothed awkwardly and without sense.

Some advice and ideas when one is not sure what to wear for work..

Go classic - khakis, black (slacks, skirts, dresses), grays, blue, whites

Go timeless - Suits rather than sport shirts, dresses rather than slacks

Go traditional - Traditional business clothing (suit, tie, business suit, etc)

Dress up rather than down - Wear coat and tie when meeting with client for instance

Avoid trends or flashy styles - If your favorite hip hop artist, professional athlete or diva is wearing it, you most likely do not want to do the same!

Shorts, sandals, flip flops, t-shirts (especially with witty sayings or pictures), halter and tank tops, anything political or controversial is a no-no.

In 25 years of business, I have never regretted wearing slacks, shoes and pressed shirts to work.

You won't either.

Happy hunting!

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