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Dress Appropriately.

Having lived in multitude of locations over my 25 years, Air Force brat here, I have seen it all when it comes to fashion (and I use that term loosely). From Missouri College girls obsessed with being orange tanning

How do you look in the mirror and think "yes, this is the color I intended"

How do you look in the mirror and think "yes, this is the color I intended"

to Texas hipsters who wear their Nixon’s like a purse (I can’t even afford a damn Nixon and these girls were wearing them like they cost $5!!). Okay, I’ll calm down now.

To me, it doesn’t really matter what your style is, you still need to look presentable, especially for work. Face the music; people make judgments based on how you look. It may not be the ideal, but it is what it is.  As a recruiter I am constantly meeting potential candidates and conducting interviews for people at all job levels. Why would I want to invest my time in a worker who did not feel the need to brush their hair before our interview or one who is wearing a full-on cleavage exposing top (this one still surprises me every time).

At work in general it boggles my mind when I see someone over 40 at work wearing a top with their bra straps clearly displayed.  Major yuck. I am one who follows the motto “Don’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want.” You don’t have to have the nicest or most expensive clothes (i.e. the simple Target shirt I am rocking today), but you should look presentable and appropriate.

Also, 40-something man at my office, casual Friday is not another name for “wear your newest Aeropostale t-shirt.” Oh dear…..

Wearing teenage clothing does not make you younger

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Comments on: "Dress Appropriately." (11)

  1. I love that quote about dressing for the job you want versus have. That’s a great one to dress by.

  2. You are so on point with this. I would rather be overdressed than underdressed. Your work style is just like mine. Good luck with the new blog!

  3. Awesome post! A big ‘you’re welcome’ to the kids who’ll be getting my old abercrombie muscle t’s that I’ll now be dontaing to the salvation army 🙂

  4. eatspinlive said:

    Great post 🙂 I totally agree!! And I love your outfit! Totally perfect for office wear!

  5. Just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I especially love this post…and the 40 year old wearing Aeropostale? I’m dying! My motto is if my middle school students wear it, it is NOT appropriate for adults!
    -Kate

    • Hahaha. I def agree with that motto. No joke, when I saw this man walking down the hallway I was biting my tongue so I wouldn’t laugh in his face. He looked ridiculous!

      • Hahaha I used to work with a TEACHER who wore old high school football t-shirts on casual Friday days…and I worked at a school where the kids had to wear uniforms. I honestly wonder sometimes about people…

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