“When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.” – Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman
Who are you today? Does anyone really know who they are? The answer is probably no. That’s the beauty of this life…you can be anyone you’d like to be. When it’s time to be a professional, will you be ready? What will you wear to exemplify a professional in your field? The truth is that companies differ in expectations when it comes to attire. However, some rules will always apply. Take off those crop tops & lax pinnies. To dress for the job you desire is one of the oldest sayings in the book; it remains true. It is important to portray a sophisticated, responsible, and driven professional.
The links below are from the popular site: Buzzfeed. They discuss how to dress professionally when you just don’t feel like. We all have those days where we would rather fight our boss on allowing sweatpants than remain as an employee. It’s all about being comfortable in your own skin…just don’t forget the clothes too. These Buzzfeed comments are quirky, modern ways in which we can take advice on clothing.
Also, on a more serious note, the link below gives tips and advice as to Business Professional vs. Business Casual.
Overall, the general ideas displayed in both links above are opinions; some of the thoughts may or may not be accurate for your occupation. Certainly, a fire-fighter will not be wearing a suit to work (though he may need one for other functions) – I think you get the point.
Remember: “Dressing well is a form of good manners” – Tom Ford