To be a successful entrepreneur, one of the primary things that you should consider is to feel confident about yourself. Whether you are already on the top of your career path or still on the road to getting there, you have to look and feel confident about the way you walk, talk, and most especially, how you present yourself. However, this does not mean that you should always dress glamorously to stand out. Remember that being fashionable does not mean the same thing as looking professional.
Look at some noticeable businessmen in today’s generation – Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, etc. These people style themselves simply, wearing almost the same outfit everyday. Yet, everyone notices them for how they are. Below are ten guidelines that you can consider when dressing up as the entrepreneur that you are.
- Cleanliness is a must to looking like a professional.
No matter where you are going, you must always remember to maintain good hygiene. Dressing up professionally is not sufficient if you don’t clean yourself up properly.
- Always Take Good Care of Your Teeth
Clean teeth can always add to an appealing smile. That is why looking after your teeth is always a must. You never know how much a smile can add to your charisma. It may just be the added effect that boosts your appeal in making smooth transactions with your clients.
- Practice a good skin care regimen.
This is not only for women, but for men as well. Being healthy also means looking the part. That is why it is important to practice good skin care. Having a skin care regimen is not as difficult as it looks like. It can be as simple as washing your face everyday with a good cleanser and exfoliating once a week. This is important if you want to have good skin. Let’s face it – acne-free skin boosts one’s confidence, right?
- Choose clothes that suit you.
Each place has a different sense of style as to what seems to look professional. It can range from buttoned-down shirts to perfectly fitted Italian suits. However, collared shirts and perfectly fitted pants are always considered a classic. Just always remember to iron your shirt and clean your shoes. Avoid wearing shirts with distracting prints and ill-fitted pants. Believe me, they never look well.
- Always shave.
Some men can maintain a clean, classy look whilst having a beard, but this is more suitable for entrepreneurs who are younger. It is always more classy to have a clean, shaven face.
- A watch is always the perfect accessory.
A watch is always a good accessory to get. It is also more convenient to have a watch rather than always having the need to check your phone whenever you need the time. In choosing a watch, pick one that has a slim frame. It is also classier to pick one that has leather straps. However if you’re into metal chains, you could go with one that is either gold or silver.
- It pays to workout.
When your job includes sitting in the office all day, then you might need to consider having a simple workout. Working out is essential especially if you’re already in your later 20s to early 30s. Not only is it needed in maintaining a good physique, working out also helps you think more clearly as it helps you eliminate the feeling of slacking off.
- Eating healthy is a means to looking healthy.
As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” Eating healthy shows in your skin. Always eat fruits and vegetables, and chicken and meat for your energy. You should also always drink a lot of water to stay hydrated.
- Don’t forget to smile.
Smiling can bring about a different aura in you. Not only will it make people around you feel happy, but it can also make you feel happy about yourself. You never know how much a smile can lift up the environment that you are in. Besides, it never costs anything to smile, right?
- Show the world that you are confident.
The secret to being a successful and well-groomed entrepreneur is to always be confident. Being confident can be seen in the way you walk, talk, and present yourself. It can be exemplified by simply never slouching when you walk, avoiding being shy whenever other people are around, and looking people in the eye when talking to them. Confidence can take you to places and get you through sticky situations whenever needed.
Here are just a few tips on how you can look professional that are not expensive, but always effective. These are just a few tips that can help you while you are on your journey to success.