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Between crazy bosses and creepy coworkers, it's a wonder you get any work done at all. Here's a little help.
You Will Need
- Common sense
- Corporate culture
- Luxe fabrics
- Groomed feet
Use common sense
Err on the side of modesty. Scorching temperatures don't give you license to bare your midriff, flash cleavage, or wear short shorts.
Consider the corporate culture
Consider the culture; how you should dress depends in large part on where you live and the industry in which you work. Check out what your managers are wearing for guidance on what's appropriate in your office.
Focus on fabrics
Focus on the fabric of an item, as well as the cut. Most tee shirts and tank tops are inappropriate -- unless they're made out of silk or another high-quality material. Long linen shorts might be acceptable where cotton or denim ones wouldn't.
Factor in your feet
When it comes to footwear, factor in the condition of your feet. If it's been a while since you've had a pedicure, your feet are covered in blisters, or you have bunions, choose closed-toe shoes over sandals.
Don't sweat it out in business suits and shoes if everyone else is wearing khaki and sandals. Being too dressed up looks just as awkward as being too dressed down, in any season.