The dress code in the business world is pretty conservative. I think it has to do with what signal we want to send. This is often “seriousness, professionalism and confidence”. We also don’t want the clothings to take away the focus on the meeting or on what we are trying to say (to a client/customer/potential manager). That’s why we keep the visual look in safe colours and within the business-style.
And frankly, this makes the business-style – both for men and women, a bit boring!
Here I want to present some other alternatives for you, that still says “seriousness, professionalism and confidence”.
It’s time to dress up for working life!
Women first: 🙂
Clothings stand out with the use of colours – and when done in a sofisticated way – it shows that you are something else but boring.
Black & whites are actually great when combined with other colours, it’s just the combination of them together that can be a bit zzzzzzzz (*yawn*) in the long run (but great for one evening!). Then you also have the colours beige, gray, navy blue and so on, and sometimes, they are super sexy and you feel the need to tone youself down – to be a little “boring”. But why don’t you vary a little? Use one or two days a week to give yourself the liberty to combine your white shirt with something S P A R K L I N G.
And do you know where you find sparkling, different, colourful clothings? Yeah, you can get it new bought as well, but the answer here is: in second hand stores!
Time for a personal example…:-)
Black is a wonderful strong colour – especially for a sophisticated look and with the combination of something red (sometimes red lips is all you need!)
Personally I think I could have been even bolder, but it depends on the situation. It you’re going for a really creative position (and that includes as a position as a teacher/working with children) you can use more creativity in the style.
Ready for Skype-interview 🙂
Here are also some shoots from after the job interview, where I walked around in the streets of Copenhagen together with my friend.
P.S. I got the job – but as a freelancer 🙂