I can remember the first time an applicant came to submit her resumé in our school. She dressed that day to impress the panel of judges as she was in dire need of the job. When she was called upon for micro-teaching to defend her resumé, she did well, giving beautiful presentations as she taught some set of students.
As this was going on, the judges overheard some students murmur about her outfit. When she was done, the judges asked her to wait outside for a moment while they decided her fate. In about 15 minutes of discussion, the judges finally summoned her.
She did well according to them but she failed woefully in her outfit. The colour combo as well as the fitting was so unpleasant. They told her that they’d get back to her but, they never did. She lost her job because she failed to dress well.
You might be like her if you make these clothing mistakes.
1. Avoiding The Iron
Understandably, the average human population hates using iron, you’d rather do the dishes than iron, but wearing ironed clothes makes you look very smart. It builds the sense that you know what you’re doing and what you want. There’s a substitute for ironing, the dryer can be used. Clothes that can’t be ironed should be placed properly in our bags or wardrobe. Avoid wearing rumpled clothes. Often at times, one can make use of the ancient method of folding the clothing for the next day under one’s pillow.
2. Too Many Accessories
It’s okay to use accessories, but too much of it can mess up your outfit. Looking plain most times is better than looking tacky. Pick an accessory that matches your outfit. I’ve seen people dress up beautifully, but this dressing was ruined by their accessories. Know when to use bracelets, drop earrings, chains with or without pendants, beaded jewellery, etc. Because the truth is, not all pieces of jewellery match your clothing and if it is so compulsory you use jewellery, make it simple.
3. Colour Combo
You can call this “Rainbow colour”. This is where most people miss it. They wear different contradicting colours which makes them look weird and not presentable. If you’ve heard of colour psychology, you’d know how to mix-matching colours that would look soothing. Check out for colours that go and pick them.
You don’t necessarily have to wear 5 different colours in your outfit. For example, You don’t wear a purple top, with brown trousers complemented with a yellow bag and a multi-coloured footie. It makes you look like a rainbow. Black goes with any colour if you want to wear a purple top, complement with black trousers and a black bag. Blend your colours wisely.
4. Worn-out Clothing
Colours in clothing do fade. Once we observe this in our clothes, it’s best to dispose of them to avoid a bad impression. Don’t wear them for too long in the name of managing. Check the collar and armpit of your shirts, is the colour still the same as when you bought it? We pay little attention to this part of our clothing. Worn-out clothing makes one look shabby and irresponsible.
5. Wearing Baggy Clothes To Hide Your Shape
There is nothing wrong with baggy clothes, but it is important to know, “baggy clothes don’t fit all stature”. A person who is fat and wears baggy clothes will look weird, while if a person who is slim or has a broad stature wears it, it still looks good. This can be embarrassing, wearing something that swallows your shape. The baggy clothes should be defined, you can’t be a size 4 and wear size 8 clothes. Your clothing shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. It should be moderate. Your shape is beautiful, flaunt it by dressing decently.
6. Wrong Shoe For An Outfit
Pick the shoes that go with your outfit and wear it. Don’t wear what would disqualify your outfit. The colour of your shoe should be considered as well. If you are putting on a cooperate wear, match it with a slip-on shoe, heels, or sandals, while native wear can be matched with any of the above or a fitted palm.
A sneaker doesn’t match a cooperate wear, neither does it match native wear, although exceptions are depending on the style of the native. Those that need to be cleaned or polished should be, don’t complement your dressing with a dirty footie.
7. Visible Bra STRAPS:
As a girl, lady, or woman, be sure to deal with this before going out. It makes your dressing look so off and awkward.
“Bra straps are never, ever appropriate in a professional setting,” says the human resource managers. Put them in your dress and don’t allow them to be visible.
8. Wearing Torn Clothes
Not everybody pays attention to this. Especially when it happens under the armpits, the hem of our clothing or collar, it’s overlooked. Torn clothes portray laziness and should be taken care of immediately it’s noticed.
9. See-through Fabrics
It looks displeasing seeing the undies of a person through their clothes. If you want to use see-through fabrics, wear something meaningful underneath. A tight or a black singlet should be beneath.
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