Accessories That Work At Work

Not long ago, I was in a meeting with a young, professionally-dressed woman who had long pink fingernails and a heavy charm bracelet.  I don’t remember her name or what she wore, but I do remember the nails and the bracelet.  How could I not?  They captured my attention the instant I sat down and…

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The ABC’s of Business Attire

“What’s considered appropriate business attire?” I get this question a lot, not only from people in business, but from many entering or returning to the work force or those who find themselves needing to “dress up” for speaking engagements, special meetings, interviews and the like. So what’s the answer? It depends on your industry. Now…

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Do Your Clothes Make You Invisible?

People have long been fascinated with the idea of being invisible.  From the old “Invisible Man” movies and TV series to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, there’s something alluring about being able to walk around unseen, to observe how people would behave if you weren’t there. The thing is, you don’t really need to BE invisible…

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What Clothing Reveals About Your Background

Whenever I’m in a crowd, I like to watch people.  Young, old, rich, poor, thin, thick – you name it, crowds always provide entertainment.  For within that cluster of bodies, you can learn much about the people in them, from the well-mannered to the insecure to the natural leaders among us. It’s almost spooky.  Once…

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Sly Strategy for the Social Season

According to a recent article on WWD.com, consumers will spend $14.8 billion dollars world-wide on Easter clothes this year, an average of $135.07 per family. Getting that picture-perfect holiday isn’t cheap; in fact, it’s up 11% from last year. So what happens once the fashion show at church is over and the sugar high from…

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