How Important is Appearance in the Workplace?

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Do you think appearance doesn’t count in the workplace? Well, think again. The quality of your work might be the most important thing but your appearance also leaves an immediate impression on your colleagues, including management.


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Do you think appearance doesn’t count in the workplace? Well, think again. Appearance plays a big part on the workplace not only in how your colleagues and management view you, but also how you view yourself.
When you look good, you feel good and ultimately become more productive.
The quality of your work might be the most important thing but your appearance also leaves an immediate impression on your colleagues, including management.
While eccentricity might be allowed and even embraced in some settings, most workplaces are conservative and want you to be too.
And if your company has a dress code policy which you don’t adhere to, your job could hang by your threads.
In the professional world, your first impression will last. Many might say the way you look at work doesn’t matter, it’s only your capability and knowledge that counts.
And if that’s the case, you need to re-evaluate the scenario all over again. It’s important to equally dress well and appropriate in the professional world.
Dressing well will not only increase your self-confidence but it will also impress and attract other people.
Proper grooming and a professional appearance are important to gain respect in the workplace. The way you look and carry yourself creates an impression on the people you work alongside. Both men and women should take care of and look after themselves. Below are listed a few ways to achieve a great workplace look.
Grooming
Arriving at work with your hair looking like you have just rolled out of bed might not violate company policy but it’ll have co-workers talking about you, and not in a good way. Sloppiness is a sign of disrespect for yourself and your job, at least in the eyes of management. It’s important to not overlook the importance of clean teeth, clean nails and a proper haircut. Also don’t wear rumpled or dirty clothes, clothes that are too loose or too tight, untucked shirts and filthy shoes. These might be small elements of appearance which many tend to be overlooked, yet they’re essential ones. Make use of an a lot of things need to be taken care of in their appearance and grooming. If you’re in a corporate environment, it’s recommended to have a clean shave with well-trimmed hair. That along with a crisp shirt and trousers with polished shoes. Colours shouldn’t be too flamboyant but simple and smart. If you’re in the creative field, you have more freedom and choice of dressing compared to business structures. But the main idea behind your appearance style is to bring out your personality.
And for the women?
If you’re in a more formal setting, you’ll generally wear the classic business suit or skirt and blazer. Consider neutral shades of grey, black, white or brown. The

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