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Dress For Success: How To Get That Promotion

It’s not a secret that the way you dress can help you get far in life. Dressing for the occasion can land you that new job, promotion, or potential partner. It’s not always easy to pick a good outfit that reflects your style and still sends the message that you want. Luckily, we’re here to help. This article will delve into the world of fashion and help you pick the perfect outfit for achieving your goal.

Dress Business Casual

If your goal is business related, and you want to get a certain job or promotion, it’s important to stand out from the crowd without overdoing it. It’s therefore good to know what kind of clothes you should pick and how to accessorize them. Your outfit should be business casual, meaning it should be elegant and not too revealing or too tight.


Accessories are important as well. Gold or silver jewelry is a great way to take your outfit to the next level and look sophisticated and trustworthy. For example, wear a golden watch and pair them with a nice pair of small and elegant earrings. A new golden watch can be quite an investment. To reduce the price, you can find gold watches on chrono24.co.uk. These second-hand watches are much more affordable and since they get a second life, it’s also better for the environment.

Pick colors that suit you

The best way to look elegant is to dress in colors that suit you. Dressing in colors that don’t complement your complexion can make you look pale, and won’t contribute to standing out of the crowd. There are sixteen color types, often expressed in seasons. An expert can help you find out which color type you are by conducting a color analysis, but you can easily do it yourself as well. Look at yourself in the mirror and write down whether the features of your skin, eyes, and hair are cool or warm.

Seasonal color palette

Skin with a pink or red undertone is considered “warm”. Freckles are often a feature of someone with a warm skin tone. Warm eye colors are green, brown, and hazel, while cool eye colors are blue and gray. If you have dark blonde or lighter hair, your hair color is probably warm. Warm hair tones have orange, red, or golden hues.

Cool tones have ashy undertones, with blue, purple, green, and gray. If two or more of your features are considerably cool or warm, that feature is predominant. Now it’s up to you to try outfits in the colors from your seasonal color scheme and see what makes your features stand out the most.


Pick the right accessories

Now that you know your color palette, it’s easy to determine what color accessories you should wear. Cool-toned women often look best in colors with blue or ashy undertones. Silver falls in this category as well. Gold suits people who look best in warm tones, with red undertones. Pick a jewelry set that goes together to create coherence in your look. Combining jewelry in different colors, with other prints, or with different decorations looks too messy. For example, combining a pearl necklace with feather earrings is not a good idea, since it can look too overwhelming and break down your outfit.

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