2Choosing your wardrobe Shoes. Guidelines for Men Guidelines for Women Make UpGroomingGuidelines for MenGuidelines for WomenBody piercing/Tattoos
3Important Elements for Dress Code Choose clothing that fits properly.Buy the most expensive clothing you can afford.Ask yourself, “Is what I’m wearing appropriate?”Know the message you’re sending.
4Understand Company Culture Understand that you represent an Image of the company.Understanding the culture helps you decide what kinds of clothes to shop for.Understand that Casual does not mean sloppy.Know you’re company policy.
5Customer facing rulesDon’t wear torn clothing.Understand what business casual means if that is the culture.Protect company image by presenting yourself in a respectful manner.Dry Clean! Nothing is more impressive than a starched shirt.
6Appropriate Workplace Shoes Polish your shoes daily.Do not wear ripped shoes.Women should not wear shoes that are too high and closed toes.As much as possible wear neural colored shoes.
7Inappropriate work shoes Shoes that are too high heeled are perceived as too sexy.Colorful shoes in the workplace are inappropriate.Brown, Black or navy are considered standard colors.Alligator or snakeskin shoes are inappropriate.
8Dress and Grooming Guidelines for Men The tip of the tie should end at the middle of the belt.Shirt sleeve should extend 1/8” to ¼” below the jacket.Socks need to cover calves.No five o’clock shadow.
9Dress and Grooming Guidelines for Women Don’t dress too sexy.Wear a slip when appropriate.Do not wear dark stockings with light shoes.Wear a sleeveless blouse only under a jacket.
10Corporate Dress Code/Tattoos/Body Piercing Visible tattoos are unprofessional in the workplace.Non dangling earrings on ears only.Nose ring ok if small or for religious purposes.Men should not wear visible jewelry
11Good Grooming An altoid for your breath goes a long way. Deodorant is a necessity not optional.An altoid for your breath goes a long way.Soaks cannot be worn twice.Keep finger nails short and well groomed.
12Good grooming cont… Do not repeat clothing. Men should shave or trim the beard.Women should not have a moustache.Limit the amount of aftershave.
13Business Casual Concerns Understand that casual does not mean sloppyThink about your Schedule when choosing clothingAvoid unprofessional attireWhen in doubt leave it out
14Business Casual Concerns cont… Belts should be leatherBuy the best watch you can affordConsider a personal shopperDon’t break the rules out of ignorance
15Do not use too much makeup. Long hair on women in the workplace is too girlish, sexy or distracting. If you have to have long hair pull it back or pull it up.