Sporting Shorts at Work
Fashionista or Big Mistake?
Lucky you if you get to wear shorts to work. Keep in mind, shorts are like any other clothing; some look and feel like casual weekend shorts while others lend a more dressy appeal.
Style experts like “Professionality” and Ann Taylor suggest you keep it classy and in touch with your work culture.
Ann Taylor marketers nail it by suggesting women pair dressy shorts with shoes that make others say, “Wow” or “She’s got it together”.
Wondering if you have it together? Check yourself in the mirror before you dash out to work and ask, “Am I ‘wow’ for the right reasons?” The right reasons, in case you’d like to know, would include:
- I won’t be like a school girl whose skirt is too short and sent home by my boss to change clothes.
- “Oh, I want to look like you,” not, “Oh jeez, she did it again!”
- When the president of the company or your boss walks in unexpectedly and doesn’t notice your outfit, I say “Good!” because then you know you aren’t a distraction for the wrong reasons.
Workplace Tip: Follow the company policy regarding image. It’s a perfect guide to help you dress for success.
Stay cool this summer; however, if you live in California you are wondering if you will ever sport shorts this year, period! But then, history shows a balmy June in these parts doesn’t necessarily indicate no heat wave in July!