In this video tutorial, image expert and long-time recruiter Erin Miller explains business formal, business casual, and casual dress codes. Each outfit was carefully selected for students and new grads by Erin from Banana Republic’s Bloor Street store in downtown Toronto.
RW&CO. Regional Sales Manager Pina Pileggi worked part-time in a clothing store while she was in school and worked her way up the retail ladder, from part-time Sales Associate, to full-time Sales Associate, to Store Manager, to District Manager, and now Regional Manager.
I have met with more than a few candidates in my day who were either tipping over as a result of sky-high heels or had their black gym shoes double as dress shoes. Getting the footwear right is crucial to pulling off a professional and put-together look. It’s all in the details!
As corporate dress codes become more flexible and less formalized, that which is deemed acceptable by the fashion police is becoming more ambiguous. Although we have been taught not to judge a book by its cover, don’t be deceived–the clothes you choose to wear create an image that can either seal the deal or become your worst nightmare.