What Does Your Style Say About Your Work?

Posted October 15, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Building Your Brand

You are being judged right now. Someone today has looked at you and judged you only by what you’re wearing. Maybe a woman on the street liked your shoes and thought, “She looks great.” Or conversely, it could be that someone thought, “Uhh, I hate that color on her.” Your clothing is saying things about you even when your mouth is closed. It’s just a fact of life.

Real Simple took this notion of judgment to the pages of their magazine and asked experts from multiple fields to share their thoughts about people who dress a certain way. The responses are both thought-provoking and straight-forward. Find your main “look” below and find out what the Real Simple professionals think about you:

Is Your Look…..

Head to Toe Designer Pieces

Conservative, Timeless Suits

Sloppy Genius


Young and Casual

Sexy and You Know It

Severe Schoolmarm

Rainbow Brights

Knowing how you’re potentially being viewed by others can help you to adjust your look to a better combination of approachable and professional. Do the work and find your style. Dressing impeccably can mean combining your style with others to create a happy medium.

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."