*this is not a sponsored post
I am not a big fan of posts starting with "how to dress for..." or "what to wear to...". For me they seem rather disrespectful as if my readers are not smart enough to figure out themselves what to wear for a walk in the park or how to dress for a cocktail party. However, there is one area where one can indeed feel uncertain or confused about "what to" and "how to". I am talking about dressing at work. No one wants to provoke perplexity of one's colleagues or displease one's boss with inappropriate look. Everybody wants to look smart, fashionable and in accordance with environment - not underdressed or overdressed. And the line between "under", "over" and "appropriate" can be a very thin line indeed. Sometimes you are confused for yourself and sometimes it is your other half that is at a loss and asks you for help (happened with me many times). Browsing the net in search of the suitable "how to" and "what to" can be really time consuming...Besides, there are many incompetent advice-givers outthere nowadays, whose advice can I trust? So, no wonder when T.M.Lewin sent me their guidelines to work dressing I agreed to write a post featuring their graphic.
T.M. Lewin is the UK brand that is known for inventing the "coat-shirts" - shirts that have buttons down the front - and specializing in business wear since 1898. So,when it comes to work dressing one can easily trust advice from such a company I believe.
As you can see the graphic features different types of office environment and offers dressing guidelines for all of them, starting from business formal and ending with creative. It will be very helpful in situations when you are uncertain or confused about the right way of dressing, be it a job interview or a new working place. Personally I have to dress "business formal" very rarely, and in such rare cases I may feel a bit doubtful about my choice of an outfit. So, such handy guidelines will be most welcome at such moments. But lucky me, have always worked at places that allowed more casual or creative style dressing.
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