How to Dress Like a Smart and Successful Entrepreneur
~by Jenny Park~
There are times when we try to look witty we tend to do unfortunate stuff that makes us look stupid instead. Some people tend to experiment with unusual words and even put on an excellent poker face when speaking, which, based on studies, can blow you up straight in the face.
We have this feeling that we can be successful, that we can make our small ideas big. Those may bring you millions, and eventually, you will get famous because of your innovative ideas. Do you feel this? Do you expect it to happen because you want it? Are you someone who has the guts to push this?
If you answer yes, then that’s good. That’s a powerful trait that a successful entrepreneur should possess. Courage, patience and goal-setting — these are what a successful businessperson should have for him or her to achieve what he or she wants.
No matter how we keep on saying that we should never judge a book by its cover, sadly, we humans still tend to do so, and what’s worse is that it’s becoming one of our bad behaviors.
Unfortunately, not dressing appropriately may give people the impression that you’re somewhat ordinary instead of seeing you as a successful entrepreneur as you are in real life.
So, in this article we will give you tips on how to dress like a boss and get your business partner’s trust and respect.
The demand should depend on the situation
Opening a new business may not require a very formal dress code during office hours, but never underestimate it. There will still be times when you should dress formally. Make blazers, pencil skirts for women, tailor-fit men’s suit, part of your investment. Just make sure you’re not taking a whole day off to find the perfect match of clothes for you to get to work.
Anyway, you can still partner those formal clothes with a soft color blazer or half-lined blazer, and substitute a pair of jeans instead of wearing trousers if you want to have that not-so-formal look.
Choose the best color, not your favorite color
You may look good in any color you wear. But let me ask you one real question… Would you even want to wear a neon orange t-shirt in a closed door meeting with your clients? Would you even risk your reputation just for doing that? No, right?
By choosing the right clothes, you are mainly representing yourself as a well-known entrepreneur. So here’s one great tip for you: Try experimenting with different colors.
Choose colors that would make you look like someone capable enough to make a difference. Darker shades than usual like navy and black show dominance and firmness. Wearing lighter shades of pink, peach and yellow may express friendliness.
Ask for professional help
Wearing a branded suit like Brioni is an excellent opportunity to show people how stylish and smart you are without uttering a single word. But, if you wore something that is too sloppy on your shoulders or something that is too tight-fitting for you that you can’t even stretch the button into its hole, then you’re doing it inappropriately.
That is mainly the reason why successful people hire personal tailors for them to make sure that their sizes are precisely measured. Keep in mind that knowing the right size and wearing tailor-fitted formal clothes would surely make a difference.
If you wear smart attire, wear it intelligently
Surely, wearing a Bluetooth earpiece all the time is not cool. And equipping yourself with a pair of shades at night is not smart either. Be someone who knows the right accessories that would fit. For example, why not try a smartwatch that is not only stylish but would also be helpful in your everyday tasks.
Aside from that, it would also make you look like someone who is not behind when it comes to the latest in modern technology. Smartwatches should not only be smart. They should also be slim and sleek, and may offer you almost everything that a computer can do.
For girls, though, yes it is best to shine bright like a diamond, but you should never take it literally. Avoid dangling earrings and glittery, shimmering jewelry.
Don’t cut costs on your shoes
Don’t fall into the trap of wearing a formal and well-created suit with shoes that do not match it. That is a common mistake; we tend to disregard the shoes we wear because we’re too busy preparing for what to put on top.
Unlike women, this is way easier for men, as they can just pick one pair of shoes that will go with anything they wear. For women, it’s a whole lot different. It is a great challenge to wear an extravagant pair of heels without putting your comfort in jeopardy.
Yes, heels are painful and will make you uncomfortable sometimes, but there is something about heels that boosts women’s confidence.
Some businesswomen may opt for wedges with open toes for better fit and more comfort. The more comfortable it feels, the less pain you’ll feel.
It may be an unspoken rule to wear corporate suits and ties for you to be an official and accomplished entrepreneur. It may still play a vital role in determining your partners’, clients’ and most especially, your co-workers’ respect towards you.
If you want to look like a successful and smart entrepreneur, start acting like one. Do you have anything that you would like to share with us? Your opinion, your personal experiences? We would love to hear from you. Write it down in our comment box!
Meet the Author: Jenny Park
Jenny Park loves fashion and style. She travels around the globe to get ideas and inspirations with the latest trend and craze of fashion in men and women’s clothing. Aside from being an in-style woman, writing is her passion and has also been her first love. Whatever she discovers when she travels, she always writes about and shares with her readers.