Casual Dress Codes The Norm At Work
Since I am behind a microphone for most of my working day, I don't have to wear a suit and tie. In fact, I am like many other people in the working force who dress down for work.
According to a survey by Officeteam, fifty percent of employees are more relaxed with their clothing than they were five years ago. One of the biggest problems managers have with their employers attire is being too casual. Would you walk into a business meeting with flip-flops and shorts?
When you are trying to wake up in the morning or getting ready to leave any other time for work, there are 7 different questions you should ask yourself before yours put on that outfit for the day:
"Does this follow company policy? If there's a written dress code, abide by it. Also consider what your manager and coworkers wear, and use that information to guide your choices."
"Am I revealing too much? If you have to ask yourself this question, the answer is likely "yes." Avoid clothes that show too much skin, and err on the side of caution when displaying tattoos or piercings."
"Is this distracting? Wearing wild or bright prints can attract attention for the wrong reasons. In most workplaces, neutral colors and simple patterns, such as pinstripes, are a safe bet."
"Am I overdoing it? Take a subtle approach to jewelry, makeup, perfume and cologne. Also note that unconventional hair colors or styles and unkempt facial hair may be frowned upon at more conservative companies."
"Do I feel confident? If you're uncomfortable in your outfit, it'll show. Make sure your clothes fit well and don't require a lot of readjusting."
"Will I offend anyone? Steer clear of wearing apparel with profanity, political statements or other questionable material."
"Does it pass the final check? Give yourself a once-over from head to toe. Look out for wrinkled, torn or stained garments and scuffed shoes."
I will say this, you won't find me in the studio anytime soon wearing this:
If someone dared me to do it, I would. How is your dress for work?
Also, if you would like to go casual for a great cause, here is a great way!
The rest of the survey can be found here