Rachel Zoe – a talented American fashion designer – once said : ‘Style is a way of saying who you are without having to speak’. From our point of view, being well-dressed in everyday life and in a business meeting are equally important. Dressing up nicely can help you leave a good impression on your clients, business partners and colleagues. Therefore, in today’s blog post, we will give you a list of essential pieces of clothes and reasons why you should have them in your wardrobe so as to impress everyone in the meeting room.
An elegant blazer
The first item that we would recommend everyone to own is a blazer as it helps you smarten up any look. Blazers are perfect for not only everyday wear but also it can be very casual for a business meeting. A blazer can work well with many different types of outfit. For example, you can wear that outside of a shirt or a blouse, or you can wear in with a turtleneck when the weather gets colder as the top part. As for both men and women’s bottom part, you can mix a blazer with smart trousers and for women, you can mix it with a pencil skirt and then you are ready to go. However, always remember that your blazer have to match with your top and your pants or skirt.
A well-ironed shirt
A shirt is definitely essential for anyone, no matter what gender and age or what position that person is in the company. The most basic and simple thing you can choose to wear for a business meeting is a shirt. However, you should always iron the shirt before wearing it as it shows that you are a neatly-dressed, you pay attention to details and you show respect to the people you are meeting up with. Also, when it comes to business meeting, it is more recommended to wear one with plain color rather one with patterns and one with neutral color rather than one with bright color. In case you which color to choose, go with white as a white shirt is the most formal one and can be suitable for every meeting.
A casual suit
A lot of people think that only men can look good in suits but they are definitely wrong. An elegant suit is the most important thing that not only men but also women should have in their wardrobe. You can never go wrong with suits when attending business meetings as suit has always been the symbolic outfit of businesspeople. However, there are a few rules you need to remember when wearing suits:
- Your suit jacket should be the right fit for you which means the shoulders should sit square and its length should be long enough to cover your pants’ zipper and butt, but not too long
- Your belt and shoes should be matching
- Your tie should be ending at or just before your belt
- Always unbutton your suit jacket when sitting down
- The best color for a business meeting would be black, grey or navy
A perfect tie
A perfect necktie will make you look more professional when it comes to business meeting. However, it is highly recommended that you avoid ties with reflective or shiny materials or ties that have a lot of patterns on them. Your necktie’s pattern should always match with your shirt and it should be darker than the shirt you are wearing. Also, if you think you can wear any type of tie then maybe you are wrong. The length and width of the tie should be related to your body size so always keep this in mind when choosing a necktie.