Happy day, dear reader! It is hard to go anywhere this past year without falling all over the off-the-shoulder (or it's younger sister the cold-shoulder) top, tunic, or dress. They are absolutely everywhere! They are cute. They are sassy. They show off a body part that stays appealing longer than many others as we age.… Continue reading Off the Shoulder!
Good day, dear reader! To tell an uncomfortable truth: Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants. Leggings are not pants. (Is three the magic number?) I know I will probably get hate mail over this. I understand. Leggings are comfy. Leggings are everywhere. We love our leggings. I love mine, too. But I don't… Continue reading Leggings are Not Pants
Happy day, dear reader! Clients look at me like I have two heads when I ask them what effect the color of their clothing is having on their business. Marketers know that color is powerful. The colors of your logo are important, and the colors of the walls inside a business… So why not apply… Continue reading What Color Is Your Business?
Traditional Business Dress is what most people imagine when they think corporate “suit.” Traditional Business Dress (TBD) is widely seen the C-Suites, and in banking, finance, and law. The goal is to look serious and trustworthy. Why would you put your money or life into someone’s hands who looks casual or “risky”? Some real estate… Continue reading Business Dress Codes Deciphered
If you are confused by Business Casual, you are not alone! Business Casual dress is loved by many, and despised by others. To understand Business Casual, let’s talk a little about the history of business dress. In particular, men’s business dress, since appropriate women’s business wear derives from the men’s. Once upon a time, anyone… Continue reading Confused by Business Casual?
One of the most frequent questions I am asked when people find out that I am an Image and Wardrobe Coach is “Well, how’d I do?” accompanied by a head to toe waving gesture of the hands pointing out their sartorial selection. My answer is usually “That depends… What did you want to say?” A… Continue reading Did I Say That Out Loud?
I was asked to write a series of articles for a local business paper, Buzz On Biz. This first article is an introduction--some thoughts about from where many business dress issues arise. I thought I would share it here, as readers may be familiar with some of these in their own workplaces... “Paul, we have… Continue reading Work Wear Issues
Long, long ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth, and I was a young college student, I did a stint at our dorm area radio station as a weekend morning DJ with a four hour show. No one wanted the Sunday morning 8-12 slot. Everyone was asleep, and being there at 8 on a Sunday… Continue reading Buzz on Biz Podcast