Dressing for Success

This post is a part of a 4 part series for Rising Tide, a community designed to give Millennials the tools and access necessary for career success. Connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

It’s often said that clothes don’t make the man, but the truth is that appearance matters. Whether we like or not, we’re often judged based on how we look and the image we project. As a Millennial, you probably want your personality to shine through in your wardrobe and appearance, but you don’t want to jeopardize your chances of getting the perfect job.


Here are some key things to remember when you’re dressing for success:


1. Cleanliness is a must.

As basic as it sounds, you must always been as clean and neat as possible. Fortunately, there are great products like Tide that help you keep your clothes in top shape.


2. Opportunity can knock anytime.

You may be presented with the opportunity of a lifetime at the moment you least expect. It’s important to always leave the house looking your best and feeling confident in your appearance.


3. Use color carefully.

While black and navy are traditionally accepted business colors, it’s perfectly fine to use color as a means of spicing up a drab wardrobe. Remember that color is meant to complement your image as a professional rather than distract from it.


Make getting dressed a part of your personal brand development. Always put your best foot forward.