Wardrobe that hinders your career: 10 main mistakes

Ten controversial things, because of which the career ladder may be longer than we would like.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Despite the fashionable assurances that absolutely everything can be worn now, these rules do not work in a business wardrobe. Rather, on the contrary: you need to approach the composition of your office capsule with more attention than to everyday or evening wardrobes. We asked the stylist to make a checklist of 10 stylish mistakes, avoiding which, career heights will not keep you waiting.

Trousers with a low fit

Firstly, a low landing does not adorn anyone. Secondly, such trousers can play a cruel joke on you. Imagine the situation: you are walking around the office in these trousers, tucked a blouse into them — a sample of concentration and professionalism — and then suddenly the papers fell, you bent over them, the blouse straightened out immediately, the underwear was exposed … embarrassment. What kind of promotion can we talk about now?

What are we replacing?

Trousers with a normal average fit at the waist or close to it. And beautiful, and fashionable, and reliable. Life hack: in stores, tell consultants that you need trousers with a high fit, because, alas, many still believe that a fit at the waist is “somewhere just above the butt.”

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Stella McCartney Trousers (aizel.ru )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Boss Pants (aizel.ru )

Short and “short” jackets

Unfashionable, ugly, infantile and unpresentable. And despite the fact that many stylists talk with might and main about the basic wardrobe “for the ages” — such an ideal set of things that will be relevant decades later – styles still tend to become obsolete over time. Be especially careful with miniature jackets.

What are we replacing?

Elongated stylish jackets and straight-cut blazers.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Victoria Victoria Beckham Jacket (aizel.ru )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Brunello Cucinelli Jacket (net-a-porter.com )

Skirts and dresses of irrelevant length

Of course, we all know that miniskirts are inappropriate in the office, but what about the other options? The most popular length of skirts and dresses for work remains the average, “this is the middle of the knee.” And you need to get rid of such skirts and dresses urgently, because they are outdated and spoil your figure, visually disfiguring and distorting your proportions. Beautiful legs can be shown without compromising your business reputation.

What are we replacing?

We replace it with skirts that cover the kneecap, and a midi length. It is these skirts and dresses that are now at the peak of popularity and will remain so in the next few years for sure.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Nanushka Skirt (net-a-porter.com )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Rejina Pyo Skirt (net-a-porter.com )

Excessively tight clothing

Of course, this is very cool if you are in excellent physical shape, and you want to emphasize with clothes everything that nature has awarded, but it’s not worth demonstrating it so zealously to colleagues.

What are we replacing?

Give preference to a semi-fitting cut: both emphasizes the figure and looks appropriate.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Victoria Beckham Dress (net-a-porter.com )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Calvin Klein Trousers (farfetch.com )

Transparent blouses and tops

Any transparent and semi-transparent clothing is inappropriate in work communication. And if it seems to you that everything is fine with this item, check whether you are masking such tops or blouses by wearing them under a jacket. 

What are we replacing?

Of course, you should not frantically remove all your light tops and blouses from your business wardrobe. These are excellent working elements. Just check if they are tight enough and cover everything you need.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Haider Ackermann Blouse (net-a-porter.com )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Helmut Lang Shirt (net-a-porter.com )

Abundance of knitwear

Wearing a cardigan instead of a blazer is not a crime. But going to work in “total knitwear” is already a very dubious adventure. Of course, you will be extremely comfortable and cozy, but there will be no talk about any broadcast of your professional successes.

What are we replacing?

We include knitted elements in working kits in a dosed manner. A cardigan, turtleneck, sweater or top is the basic set that you can safely wear to work. The main thing is not all at once, because the more knitwear, the more relaxed and non-working the outfit will be.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Burberry Jumper (farfetch.com )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Carcel Jumper (farfetch.com )

Decorative inserts and prints

Excessive fascination with various decorative details – prints, frills, bows, zippers, applications and other overhead elements – all this is by.

What are we replacing?

If you like to add different highlights to your outfit, even if it’s a working one, do it in a dosed manner. One, maximum two printed elements will be enough.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Wright Le Chapelain trousers (farfetch.com )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Loewe trousers (farfetch.com )

Ballet flats and sandals

Sandals, like any open shoes, including those with through perforations, have no place in the office jungle. The same applies to ballet flats: there are so many comfortable and stylish shoes now that it’s a sin to disfigure your legs and gait so much. Besides, broadcasting your infantilism at work is not the best idea. By the way, it is about ballet flats with a rounded nose and decorated with small bows. For some reason, it is to them that most girls still have tender feelings.

What are we replacing?

Any stylish closed shoes. Shoes, brogues, loafers, monki and other shoes – there is plenty to choose from. And if you still want to wear ballet flats, choose with a pointed toe and without any bows and rhinestones.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Gucci Loafers (farfetch.com )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Aquazzura shoes (farfetch.com )

Worn-out accessories

And of course, any well-thought-out business image will be destroyed if a battered belt, a cracked bag or a shiny handkerchief looms against the background of a perfectly fitting suit (even if carefully stored as a memory). It is worth checking all your business accessories for wear and tear, giving them for repair or restoration on time if necessary.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Medea Bag (net-a-porter.com )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Saint Laurent bag (farfetch.com )

Unsuitable outerwear

Colleagues and partners see you not only during work, but also at the moment when you come and go, so you should not forget about the presentability of outerwear and sets of “gloves + scarf + headdress”.

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Akhmadullina Dreams Coat (aizel.ru )

Гардероб, который мешает вашей карьере: 10 главных ошибок

Max Mara Coat (aizel.ru )

Practicing image stylist, fashion columnist, guest lecturer-expert of the Academy of Fashion and the Austrian Higher School of Etiquette. The main specialization is personal image consulting.

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