Summer is here…kids are out of school…people are on vacation…it’s a relaxed time of year! However, that doesn’t mean you should relax when it comes to how you present yourself at work.
The formality of office attire can often diminish as temperatures rise. Every workplace is different, and some are more relaxed than others, but appearances are always important—it’s how people will remember you—co-workers and clients.
At The Emily Post Institute, we know that business relationships are built on proper etiquette and manners. Keeping a professional appearance is important to sustaining these relationships. Here are five guidelines to follow when considering appropriate office attire for the summer:
If your company has a dress code, follow it. Not only will you show respect for your company and its culture, you’ll also be showing respect for your co-workers. It’s when the dress code is vague or incomplete that difficulties can arise. This summer, be careful of the following: