Many young entrepreneurs forget that the success of their startup is greatly influenced by their looks. I’m not talking about physical appearance. I’m talking about clothing and accessories, and the first impression that these create. You want to stand out when you meet with potential clients or investors. However, you want to stand out in the right way. Not in the flashy, bright colors, and wild patterns type of way. That’s still standing out but in the wrong way.
To look like a professional, you don’t have to dress like the models that walk the runway at the world’s largest fashion events. The art of dressing like a professional lies in the details. Paying attention to the smaller details makes you look much better. After all, it doesn’t really matter that your pair of pants is made by a famous designer or not. What matters is that it matches your shirt in the right way.
If you want to improve your business success by looking like a professional, we’ve created a list of the 3 most important things that you need to know.
No Clothing Compromises
You should already be quite aware of the clothes that fit you the best. This applies to both the color and the size of the clothes. Unfortunately, too often, young men and women buy clothes that don’t fit them. This can happen for a number of reasons. The most used reason is that the store just didn’t have the right size. Buying clothes that don’t fit you or that almost fit you is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
You’re no longer a child, when clothes were just clothes. Now, your clothes are an important part of you and the business you’re trying to promote. Stop compromising on clothes that don’t perfectly fit your body. Have patience and check other stores as well. It’s more important to wear clothes that fit you, rather than just wearing clothes that are a close fit. Your business partners and clients will always appreciate a well-dressed entrepreneur more.
Always Wear A Watch
You may think that watches are no longer a necessity, since all of us have smartphones. You would be wrong. Watches have been one of the single-most important accessories of the past few decades, especially when it comes to entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, the past years have seen a rise in the number of grotesque watch designs that simply aren’t suited for business.
When picking a new watch, you should consider going for a small, simple design. Most importantly, you don’t need to spend a fortune. Sure, a Patek Phillipe is a worthy investment but it’s not the only watch brand that you can invest in. For example, Hugo Boss watches have stayed true to their business design for years. They’re not going to break your bank and they will definitely make you look more professional.
Splurge On A Tailored Suit
There’s nothing that paints a more professional look than a perfectly-fitting suit. You won’t be able to get one of those unless you have it custom made by a tailor. Even if you have an ideally proportioned body, which is rare, you won’t be able to find the perfect suit unless it was created specifically for you. A tailor is not the cheapest alternative to store-bought suits but it’s wellworth investing in. A bespoke suit will set you back financially but it will propel you forward like no other line of clothing or accessory.
A cheaper alternative to having the entire suit custom made is to buy a suit from the store and take it to a tailor for adjustments. The fewer adjustments the tailor needs to make, the cheaper it will be. This means that you’ll still have to find a suit that is as close to perfect as possible.