In the entrepreneurial world, idea counts, execution counts, partners count… your looks also count. Matthew Randall, Executive Director, CPE words rightly capture the importance of having the right entrepreneurial looks. He says,
‘How an individual dresses for work can be a powerful extension of his personal brand. Clothes, accessories, and even the footwear an entrepreneur chooses to wear help to reinforce or diminish his skills and qualities in the eyes of his employers, clients, and co-workers’
- Matthew Randall, Executive Director, CPE
Rather than ignore the cliché, ‘Dress for where you are heading to, not where you are’, it is high time you started paying more attention to ‘how you look’. If you are just starting out in the business world, it is okay to feel quite overwhelmed with all the fashion tips rushing at you at the same time. To get you started on the right path, here are 5 clothing accessories you can start with. Believe it, they sure do know how to power up your entrepreneurial looks.
More than just a time piece, investing in a quality and good wrist watch is one sure way of projecting the professional persona you want everyone to love, respect, and accept. An incredibly sentimental piece, your love for big and bold wrist watches should not get in the way of you getting a thin and elegant watch.
Not only do they look great on your wrist, they also help you avoid the awkward stares you might get each time your shirt cuff reveals a big bump on your wrist.
While searching for a good wrist watch, keep in mind that you don’t have to break the bank to get one. Something stylish, classy, and functional will do just fine.
Love them, hate them… Foot wears do much more than merely protecting your feet. From heels to sandals, sneakers, pumps, and loafer, your choice of foot wear knows just how to register the right professional image in the minds of clients, employees, business partners, and investors.
Long-term investments, the right foot wears aren’t just stylish, they are equally comfortable. They fit just right, give you the right support, and will never slip off at intervals. What’s more, when shopping for foot wear, you’d do well to note the type of persona you want to project.
For instance, if you want to create an impression of you being focused, modest, and a perfect finisher, then you might want to rock more flat foot wears. But, if you are gunning for the competitive, resolute, and intimidating look, you might want to try a pair of pumps.
With so many styles, fabrics, textures, patterns, and colours to choose from, it is okay to feel quite overwhelmed about what tie will best complete your look. To play safe, red ties and generally, solid coloured ties fit just well because they rightly accentuate with almost any shirt and suit of your choice. What’s more they look great at work luncheons and summits.
As a matter of common rule, your tie is expected to sit nicely on the buckle of your belt and your really should avoid putting on wrinkled or stained ties. They really dampen your style.
Though small in size, cufflinks have the ability to say so much about your personality in just a flash. Therefore, it will make great sense for you to invest in a pair of quality and nice looking cufflinks. They just have a way of adding a touch of understated luxury to your shirts and suit.
Since life isn’t just about you, it is also fair to mention that cufflinks are just the perfect gifts with you can make the right impression on people.
You definitely do not want to squint all through as you give visitors a tour round your company’s facility. A pair of sunglasses will therefore, come in handy as they not only protect your eyes but also help you exude great confidence and trust.
So, when shopping for a pair of sunglasses, ensure you get one that is durable, frames your face well, and has lenses that you are most comfortable with. Where as you can never go wrong with conservative frames, you might try modern and larger-sized frames if your business requires you to show of your creative and fashionable side.
Though being an entrepreneur is not a walk in the park, you have every right (and in fact, a duty) to elegant and project the right entrepreneurial looks. Commit to investing in each of these clothing accessories and keep looking fabulous every single day.
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