We all know that the first rule of fashion is clothes don’t make the person, but clothes do make the first impression, and first impressions can open and close a lot of doors. While it’s true that no one’s ever succeeded in the business world merely because they could dress better than Hugo Boss, having the right look can help you go a long way.
Dressing to impress isn’t so much about impressing others as it is about projecting confidence and competence. Continue reading to get some tips that will help you dress like the financial success you hope to achieve.
Draw inspiration from others in the business world.
One of the best ways to develop your sense of style is to dress like someone else in the business world whom you admire. It could be the CEO of Merill Lynch or a small business owner. The important thing is to find someone successful to model yourself after. There’s nothing wrong with being a copycat as long as you copy the right cat.
Prabir Purohit is a great example for young people looking for someone in business to admire. Mr. Purohit is the Vice President of Finance at Dominion Energy and finance experts in the United States. Purohit’s style is much more professional than flashy, proving that the person makes the suit and not the other way around.
It’s a good idea to invest in a luxury watch.
If you watch business people in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco, you’ll notice they spend a lot of time checking their timepieces. If you look a little closer, you’ll probably notice they’re wearing a luxury watch brand such as Rolex or Hublot. Some luxury watches can cost as much as luxury cars, but it’s the craftsmanship that makes them worth it.
There’s an entire culture around luxury watches, and some timepiece enthusiasts can even tell you the top watch brands by country. However, it’s more about the lifestyle these watches symbolize. The right watch can tell people what you want them to know about you and your business acumen. We’re not telling you to mortgage your future on a watch purchase, but we are telling you that the right timepiece can be an excellent accessory and investment.
Even very busy people know when to dress down.
Finally, its’ as important to know how to dress down as it is to know how to dress up. It’s in our moments of leisure when we’re most susceptible to making a bad impression. So, find casual wear that’s comfortable and still projects confidence and competence. Always dress for the occasion, and never wear a suit when it’s not the occasion because dressing down is as important as dressing up.
Dressing for success is a great way to boost your self-confidence and is the best way to make a lasting first impression when out and about. Your image can help you go a long way professionally and, ultimately, financially, so there’s nothing wrong with dressing like a vision from a Seiko ad.
The most important thing to remember about dressing to impress is that the clothes don’t make the person. Mr. Purohit is a great example of how to make a great first impression while letting your talent speak for you. Also, adding a classic timepiece like a Rolex or Breguet to your wardrobe is a great way to add a touch of class to it, but start by buying used. When in doubt, dress like your current boss as it’s a good idea to dress for the job you want rather than the one you have. Now that you know how to dress for financial success, all that’s left is to make it happen.