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Imagelite International, Building Style, Confidence, Credibility
Savoir-vivre Issue 2  September 2009
In This Issue
Is Your Work Attire Killing Your Chances For Promotion?
Can I Wear A Sweater To Work or Not?
Did You Know?
How Do You Define Business Causal?
A full-length mirror is your best friend!  
Getting dressed without a full-length mirror is like trying to buy a pair of jeans without being able to look in a mirror to see how they fit or look on you. Always use a full-length mirror to assess how you look from head to toe. Before you leave, stand in front of the mirror, close your eyes and then open them. Is your outfit complete?  Are there distractions that catch your eye, like the wrong color shoes, socks or accessory? Are you looking at your clothes or your face? If you are looking straight at your face, it's probably a winner!
You can buy a full-length mirror for less than $10.00 at Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart or Zellers.  Let your mirror be a reflection of your good taste.
Quick Links
On June 16, 2009, I had the distinct pleasure of being featured in Suitable - Amy Verner's Globe & Mail column. The article entitled "A dress code that will never go out of style" provides the top 10 tips for what to wear to the office according to various image consultants including yours truly. Click here to read article.
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Cinderella never had a problem dressing... it was either rags or a gown. Not too much to think about. She either donned the one and only outfit she owned - or poof... her Fairy Godmother appeared with the perfect gown in the perfect colour with the perfect fit and gave her perfect advice. Wouldn't you just love a fairy godmother?  
Dressing today can be complicated, especially if you're ready to make an upward career move. Your clothes, your style, your manners... they all send a message about your personal image. When you look in the mirror - who do you see? Who do you want to see?
If your mirror-mirror-on-the-wall isn't offering you a happily ever after, dig in to this month's edition of Savoir-vivre!  You'll find all the answers to the toughest image questions you ask yourself every morning:
Is Your Work Attire Killing Your Chances For Promotion?
Should I Wear a Sweater to Work?
So What Do You Do When You Like dressing Up But Your Work Environment Does Not?

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Happy Imaging!
Angèle Desgagné, AICI CIP
(your fairy godmother)
Is Your Work Attire Killing Your Chances For Promotion?

Dress to project the right image at all times...

In the beginning ... when employees are hired, they often receive a dress code policy they are simply expected to follow... without question.
Employees are responsible for promoting a respectable image for themselves and their employer; while employers are responsible for ensuring their employees understand their expectations. Are you projecting the right image?
Image Breaker or Image Builder
Can I Wear A Sweater To Work or Not? 
Wearing a sweaterAlthough considered not as professional and authoritative as the jacket, a sweater can be a great alternative for business casual days or when you're working in a more relaxed environment.  Wearing a sweater...
Did You Know?
Most people wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time!    
Ever heard of the Pareto principle? The Pareto principle also known as the Pareto's Law, was the law of the vital few and the trivial many. It is more commonly known as the 80-20 rule and ...
How Do You Define Business Causal? 
Working in an office environment sporting a Business Casual dress code can be tricky. Corporate casualness is a sign of the changing times.  Find out thru Sam's experience on the job, how to wear a suit from Monday to Friday in our Dress for Success Client Story; "What Do You Do When You Like Dressing Up But Your Work Environment Does Not?"
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