1. Dress in a way that makes your role credible
People we meet will automatically accept the role we have packed ourselves for. The first step in gaining a credible professional Image is realising that we can control the opinion of others, specially concerning what they think we are capable of. Everyday dress and act in a way that gives others a great experience of you. Dress for where you want to be not where you are.
2. Dress for your body shape
Understanding your body shape is going to help you save time and money when it comes to shopping. Not to mention that wearing the clothes that complement your body shape is going to make you look amazing. For example a 2 button jacket will look perfect on a slim men with a short torso when a 3 button jacket will look better on short men
The collar of your shirt should complement your face shape, a man with a long face shape will look better wearing medium spread to wide spread collars whereas a man with a rounded face will look best wearing narrow point collars
A tie with diagonal lines will make you look wider so it would suit you if you are slim. This is just a simple example of several existing tips that men can use to make their body look balanced and in harmony.
3. Find out which colors enhance your complexion
It’s not just about the phsycology of the color. Each one of us has an specific complection, our skin, hair and eye colour combination will determine which colors are going to make us look healthy, more competent, younger and more energetic.
A quick tip, wear a shirt that is the same color of your hair, it will look great on you. The secret lies in the armony, the color we wear must be harmonious to our completion.
4. Understand the silent signals of the dress code
The way we dress send lots of silent signals to our potential clients. They will make assumptions on our profession, level within the company, even your socioeconomic background. As an example solid colours would portrait more power that a patterned suit. A shirt without pockets makes you appear more powerful than one with pockets. The price of our clothing is not as relevant as a perfect fit.
5. Avoid the most common mistakes when it comes to image
Wearing non polished shoes – guys please remember this one
Wearing the wrong clothing size
Carrying your mobile phone on your belt or even in your pockets
Keeping your pen on the pocket of your shirt
6. Your extended image
Your work area is a direct reflection on you. If it is unkempt and disorganized, people will assume you are too. Keep in mind the perfect condition of things such as your briefcase if you have one, your shoes, your watch and your car
7. Personal Hygiene
It is obvious but don’t forget about your hair, nails, skin, teeth/breath.