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General Rules To Remember When Dressing For Success


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First Impressions Are KEY

When it comes to dressing for success, first impressions are key. You will never get a second chance at a first impression so make it a good one! Today I will be sharing some general rules to follow whether you have business professional or business casual attire. Remember, these are just a few general rules to help you get started on dressing for success. Each industry is different so be sure to compare with the company and culture when using these tips. Just like anything else, practice makes perfect!

General Rules to Remember

Your clothes should be:

  • Well Fitting
  • In Good Conditon
  • Wrinkle and Stain Free
  • Neat and Clean Shoes (no flip-flops)

Skirts & Dresses

  • Skirts and dresses should hit at or just above the knee. Your thighs should be covered when you sit down.

Shoes & Belt
  • Your shoes and belt should match as well as the color of your socks and pants.


  • No more than 3 pieces of jewelry (Ladies, I know this may be a tough one, but its only temporary)

Grooming & Makeup
  • Your nails should be clean and an appropriate length. Also avoid bold colors (i.e. reds, pink, black) Instead try a clear or natural toned polish or manicure.
  • Be sure to wear your hair our of your face
  • Makeup should look natural. If you need some inspiration check out my YouTube Channel for a little inspiration.

Also, try to avoid perfume or cologne.



You only have one chance to make a great first impression!


Do you agree with these general rules? What are your thoughts? Let’s chat about it!



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  1. Tricia

    October 12th, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    These are such great tips! Well-fitted clothes that are not wrinkly sounds matter-of-fact but often forgotten! Thanks for sharing these!

  2. Tiffany

    October 12th, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks Tricia! It’s the little things that often slip our mind. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  3. Nicole

    October 12th, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    First impressions DO count!

  4. Tiffany

    October 12th, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Yes they do! 🙂

  5. Amber Jackson

    October 14th, 2017 at 8:50 am

    I like this post so much! I don’t think the belts I have that match my shoes are all that business professional though! I’ve got a thing for bold footwear. 🙂

  6. Tiffany

    October 14th, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Thanks Amber! lol! I do too!

  7. Kristin Taylor

    October 14th, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I think most of these rules are right on point, but I do think one spray of perfume is fine as long as you don’t overdo it 😉

  8. Tiffany

    October 16th, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Yeah, the perfume can be a tricky one. But I agree with you, I don’t think a little splash would be bad.:)

  9. Riya

    October 15th, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Great tips! Very helpful

  10. Tiffany

    October 16th, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Thanks so much Riya! 🙂

  11. Taryn

    October 15th, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Love these tips! Well fitting clothes ate so important. Everyone should know and use a tailor.

  12. Tiffany

    October 16th, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Taryn! Yes, at least you know with a tailor you don’t have to worry about how your clothes will fit.

  13. Natalie Goodwin

    October 18th, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Yes! You only have one shot, and these are all great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo, nat

  14. Tiffany

    October 18th, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Yes you do! Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

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