“The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn. “Even if your boss doesn’t think that they’re thinking any less of you, they will subconsciously think it.
“Business Casual” means different things in different offices. In my Hill office, it meant no jeans, ever. When I worked at the court, it meant jeans but only with a jacket. And on campaigns, it means searching a hotel room dresser for a clean candidate t-shirt. So today’s outfit vacillates from business casual to dressy depending on your office.
Dress codes represent the “collective selection” that we wear for different “spirits of the time,” as described by Encyclopedia.com. Organizations create dress codes for safety standards or to maintain a specific image. However, when given […]