Whether it’s due to a new job, a promotion, or just wanting a boost in confidence, it’s always the right time to revitalize your professional wardrobe. Studies have shown that a professional wardrobe improves not only how other people view you, but how you view yourself. When you dress your best, you will feel more confident and capable which leads you to not only feel better but perform better as well.
1- Invest in a smaller number of quality pieces
In a world full of fast, cheap fashion it can be easy to be overwhelmed with options and want to go with the cheapest choice. While you may save money in the short term, it’s important to remember that many times cheap clothing is made to last only a short time. Opting for the cheap choice will only cause your wardrobe to look worn in a shorter period of time, and make it so that you have to replace your professional wardrobe more frequently. To be clear, that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on clothing, just that you should take the time to research different options and go with the choice that balances cost and quality. By taking the time to do your research and find quality staple pieces, you’ll not only save money in the long run but gain timeless pieces that will look and feel better than cheaper alternatives.
2- Get the right fit to give you maximum confidence
Once you find quality pieces that you love, remember that the fit of the clothing matters just as much as the quality of the clothing. An expensive pair of dress pants can look and feel just as sloppy/ uncomfortable as poorly made and cheap pants if they are not tailored for your body. As you build your wardrobe, take the time to make sure that each piece fits you like a glove. This can be surprisingly easy with the help of a tailor, and with Tad More Tailoring you can revamp your professional wardrobe without leaving your home!
3- Get clothing in a professional color palette but add pops of color through statement pieces.
When choosing your professional wardrobe, it is best to keep to a color neutral, professional color palette which mostly consists of black, white, brown, and gray, with varying shades in between. That being said, you don’t need to only stick to neutral colors, they should just be the basis for your wardrobe. You can always add more colorful statement pieces used to brighten up your look and make it unique. For example, add some personality by using some small colorful pieces such as ties, blouses, and simple jewelry.
4- Always wear clothing that is pressed and clean.
While this may seem like a no-brainer, it can be easy to forget about the stain from last week’s lunch or to avoid handing up your clothing properly. Taking the time to take care of your clothing goes a long way. Every piece of your wardrobe will look and feel better when it’s properly cleaned and pressed, and will send the message that you are ready to face the day.
5- Wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
Last but not least, at the end of the day you want to be able to be comfortable and natural in your clothing. A comfortable professional wardrobe may seem like an oxymoron, but by taking the time to get high quality clothes fitted to you it doesn’t have to be. By forcing yourself to wear clothing that is uncomfortable, you’re setting yourself up to feel self-conscious and distracted your entire day. Take the time to think about not only the look of your professional wardrobe but the longer-term comfort.