It is extremely important. Its not the matter of dressing up fashionably, its about dressing up appropriately well with a sense of personal style depending on your area of work .You cannot expect a doctor to come in a very fancy attire you have to maintain the code of dressing but along with that you can add your personal style.
There are two reasons why it's important to dress up well at work. One, first impressions last longest, and no matter how dapper you may dress up later, if the first impression was drab, that perception tends to linger in the minds of associates. Two, they say you must always dress up not according to the position you are in, but according to the position you WANT to be in. In most cases, that's always a tad more fashionable or elegant than where you currently stand.
Well, I would not term it ‘dressing fashionably’. But perhaps I’d say it’s important to be upbeat at work, and dress with a certain flair. Now, while the idea of ‘flair’ could be subjective – for one guy, perhaps sporting a small, subtle metallic tie bar would be flair; for someone else, a pair of bright socks would be it; and for someone else, may be capping it with a fedora – all of which are great initiatives. It shows one cares about details and that’s a great philosophy to translate into work, as well as an overall outlook and perspective.
Imagine a dull boring day dressing up fashionably can add colour , rhythm to your day . Let alone the day dressing up gives you a sense of confidence and you automatically lighten up because when you look good, you feel good and each one of us deserves to look our best .It adds positivity , vigour and a sense of confidence in you .
Being well-dressed certainly affects the overall atmosphere of a workplace. Even those who dress casually or with studied indifference are living up to a certain 'image' of themselves that they'd like to portray to the world. While you can get away with jeans, tees and flip flops in a work-away-from-office environment or in certain creative industries, when it comes to corporate culture, there's no getting around corporate dressing.
There is a positive & negative effect of dressing well to work – Positive: It makes you feel good about yourself. I have a theory, “Always dress like you’re going on a date”. It gives you a positive attitude and reflects positive energy. Negative: If you’re the most fashionable at work it can create the feeling of jealousy and make co workers envious. Which could affect the relationship with co workers.
In my personal opinion, as long as you are comfortable in your own skin, you will exude good vibes. But Fashion can tend to be a bit conformist. So finding your own voice in how you put together clothes, while being mindful of the environment you are in, really helps elevate the mood at a workspace.
When you dress appropriately people tend to notice you , pay more attention and have more faith in you as you exude alot of confidence when you are dressed well . So going by definition yes people become more successful. The sense of confidence that comes in your personality is the key .
Consider the image you see on a LinkedIn profile. If it's badly shot on a webcam with the person's hair all awry, wearing a wrinkled shirt, you're far less likely to take this person seriously. On the other hand, if this person is well-groomed and is wearing formal clothes, as a potential employer you do consider them a tad more professional. While I don't believe that one has to be 'trendy' or fashionable to succeed at work – after all, there is something called merit – I do insist that being well-turned out and well-dressed has some role to play in how high you go in your corporate career.
Do thought and action go hand in hand in today’s world? What you eat, how you speak and what you wear are also, (besides other things) physical expressions of your thought process. I think being stylish is a state of mind – and clothes, accessories and various produces from the fashion world provide great tools to play with, reflect upon and stir up the visual scene in general.
Being conscious means being aware – and being aware does impart a sense of confidence and excitement.
Before one delves into the thoughts of a person, the first thing one notices about a person in a professional scenario is the way the person’s turned out, and that does affect the way people perceive an individual. Today, it’s a big image-driven culture we are part of, so being aware of the lures and power of dressing well becomes somewhat imperative.
Yes they do go hand in hand. It is a requirement in today’s world where you should dress according to your status and position. At work most often and very importantly it’s the first impression that matters the most. Dressing well at work is what creates the first impression.
Style is always bigger than Fashion. Trends will come and go, but your style reflects who are and how you choose to show yourself to the world. Style and substance are not mutually exclusive. You can’t expect to look great and not back that up with the core values/ethics/morals that you stand for. So yes, they need to go hand in hand. Style with no substance is a total deal breaker.