What you wear at work tells others how you feel about your job. If you look like a slob, it yells, I DON’T CARE, DON’T PROMOTE OR HIRE ME! If you want to be a manager, you need to start looking like one ASAP! Take a good look at the people whose job you want. How are they dressing? If you work in a professional office environment and all of the management staff is wearing business suits, then you should be wearing a business suit every single day if your job permits. If you have a type of job that is labor intensive, then dress as professionally as you can.
When you dress the part, you feel the part. It’s very true that dressing professionally changes your attitude. When we get home from work we typically want to instantly relax and the first thing we do is change into our comfy clothes. The opposite is true when we put on that sharp business attire! We fell like we can conquer the world! Also, people will take notice and think immediately that you must be a person of knowledge and power!
A number of surveys of patients show they “overwhelmingly” prefer their physicians to wear white coats. Patients seem to have more trust in and comfort with physicians who wear the coat. For many patients it is still a symbol of professionalism and good care and it helps them identify the physician. It’s the same in the workplace. Dress for the part you want and you just might have a leg-up in getting it!
Here is an awesome article that goes into even more detail on how to DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT!