專業穿著禁忌

Woman's suits成功的穿著. 是指專業成功, 而不是成就你的喜好.

在這個商務全球化的時代, 要想增加專業競爭力.首先從你的專業穿著做起.

你的穿著主宰了別人對你的看法. 如果你要顯示你的專業,得到上司和同事的敬重, 我誠懇的建議, 避免以下六點穿著禁忌:

  1. 太透明的衣服 —

穿著透明的衣物, 一定得在裏面加一件襯裙或桖衫. 要不然穿上套裝上衣.

穿白色裙子或褲子, 以有裏襯為主.

  1. 太短的裙子 —

裙子短, 让人覺得妳沒有專長,不夠能幹. 容易转移別人的注意力. 裙長即膝最為恰當.

  1. 领口太低 —

研究顯示, 女性穿著暴露,性感. 升遷機率較低.

  1. 穿戴太多的飾物 —

在辦公室裡,穿著簡單大方. 太多的珠寶手飾, 只會让人注意到妳的飾物, 而乎略了妳的辦事能力.

  1. 太过休閒的穿著 —

上班就是上班. 除了辦公穿著, 不應出現, 無肩帶的花洋裝, 拖鞋, 球鞋, 運動服或其他休閒場合的穿著.

  1. 太緊的衣服 —

衣服太緊, 让人顯得过時, 粗俗, 不專業.

避免這六點禁忌. 堅持 – 穿著專業, 禮貌待人, 認真工作, 不斷學習,  必定成功.

吳珊娜 AICI CIP

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Dressing in Europe

le métro se lèveEurope is a popular destination for American travelers. Whether it is a business trip or one for the purpose of tourism, Europe is full of places and events to attend which are sure to keep your agenda filled. As a business person, however, it is important to always distinguish between American and European cultures, while it is also important to remember that Europe is comprised of 50 different countries. Dressing in a different continent involves dressing differently, in order to account for different factors, such as climate, culture, on-going events, and activities planned for the trip. In order to check for some of these factors, you can search up in the internet travel guidebooks or official tourism websites that can give you information on the weather and many other factors that may affect your trip.

It is generally believed (in America, anyway) that Europeans dress ‘better’ than Americans. This is because Americans focus more on a casual comfort type of attire, which gives us a better general rule for dressing in Europe. You should always aim to dress better than you would for the same occasion in the United States. The article “Europeans dress better than Americans: Fact” for the bangsandabun.com website, the views are shared by the writer on why this notion is accepted. Now, let’s look at some relevant situations to be taken into consideration for choosing an attire while traveling in Europe.

Winter Weather

Scandinavian countries have very harsh winters. For example, in Sweden it gets down into the 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit in the south and to less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit in the north. Coastal cities can be humid, making the winters feel even colder. If you’re visiting in winter, you will need thick insulated jackets, thermal long underwear, waterproof gloves and scarves and hats.

Summers in Europe

As you move toward the south of the continent, the winters get warmer. If you’re traveling to Greece or Spain, you can expect winters with temperatures in the 50s or higher and little to no snow. Summers are cooler in northern Europe and hotter and more humid as you move south. If you’re visiting during the summer, bring a light jacket and some long pants with you in case the temperatures drop in the evening.

Casual Attire

Casual attire is common in Europe, but you might need to follow special rules when visiting churches, cathedrals, the Vatican Museums and certain palaces and castles. In many of those places, sleeveless tops and shorts are not allowed. Women must wear skirts long enough to cover their knees, and keep their shoulders covered. A large shawl draped over the shoulders should be enough if you’re wearing a summer dress or tank top and don’t want to change. Jeans are considered very casual in Europe. They’re fine for a day out touring the town, but not for dinner at a nice restaurant, even if you pair it up with a nice shirt.

Formal Attire

When dining out or trying to gain entry to posh clubs, cabaret shows, and other formal venues, you will need formal attire. For men, this could be something as simple as wearing a blazer on top of your shirt. Some five-star restaurants, especially in big cities like Paris or London, might also require a tie. Moulin Rouge, in Paris, for example, requires a minimum of a business attire: no flip-flops, no jeans, no shorts or T-shirts.

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Shanna Wu Pecoraro, AICI CIP

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Dressing For an American Event

Life is full of events that require different attires. Dressing in certain ways is part of the event one attends. From high school graduations to weddings, it is important to understand the basics of dressing for all the events that one may encounter in life. Some are formal, some are semi-formal, and some are just casual. In any case, there are certain guidelines that can help one in deciding the correct and most proper attire for every occasion since this affects our personal image. Here are some tips and advice on how to make sure to be well dressed for any of event.

The first step in figuring out what to wear to any event is to decipher the invitation. This means to look in the invitation first. Most events have set guidelines on what should be worn and what should not, which is beneficial in narrowing down choices to just style and color. Different places tend to use different terms, but here we will use American terms, which differ from the English and European terms. The best way to follow the different dress codes is to follow these simple guidelines:

Black Tie: In these events, a tuxedo is expected. Weddings, operas, balls, charity dinners, and receptions are some of the events at which you can expect to see this dress code. Black Tie may also be referred to as evening dress.

Polo store

Black Tie Optional: In these events, a dark suit is just as acceptable a tuxedo. This is a product of evolution in dressing standards, which became more and more relaxed. As a result, instead of excluding those without a tuxedo from the events that required them, it was decided to just include them. For these events, if you own both a tuxedo and a dark suit, just choose the one fits you the best, the one that fits your image the most. If you only own a suit and not a tuxedo, remember the suit is just as acceptable as the tuxedo, so there is no need to buy one. However, if many more of these events are expected to be present in the future, buying a quality tuxedo is a better option.

Semi-formal: A dark suit, crisp dress shirt with a non-obtrusive pattern, and a conservative tie. For these events, tuxedos are not expected, and, therefore, should not be worn.

Black Tie event

Business Casual: For these events, ties are optional, but dress shirts and nice pants are required. Sports jackets or blazers are optional, but might be a nice addition to the outfit.

Casual: Fit well, free of holes and wrinkles. That is the best way to simplify the expected outfit for these events. Jeans, cotton trousers, and shorts are acceptable. In cool weathers, button up casual looking shirts are a good option, whereas for warm weather simple collared polo shirts that fit nicely are a better option.

If you are not sure what kind of outfit is expected from you at any event you are invited to, the best and most efficient way of finding out is to ask, in most cases, the host directly. If the host cannot be reached, try to contact someone participating at the event. In any case, if you are not sure on what to wear, try to wear an outfit that can be adapted to an event. If you show up over or under dressed, you can just excuse yourself to the bathroom and modify your outfit accordingly.

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Shanna Wu Pecoraro, AICI CIP

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How Hillary Clinton Can Win the Public’s Likability Vote

There are less than 18 months before the next US President is elected. Much can happen between now and then in the political sphere, but one action that will help Hillary’s campaign — regardless of politics – would be to improve her visual image.

If we were to work with the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on such a project, these are 10 recommendations on colors and overall look that we’d suggest for making her visually “pop”, which would increase her likability and thus increase chances for positive reaction from voters.

Hillary Clinton color palette & Style

Drop the warm colors, like yellow, orange, olive green, and brown. They don’t flatter her skin tone. Stay within the color palettes to the right.

  • This ash blue jacket (see number 2) is a great option for spring and summer, worn with a pair of dark blue or navy pants (see number 8).
  • Remember the jacket length should never end in her widest part of the hip, which will emphasize the width.
  • Number 7 is the ideal dress shape for Hillary, but she should add ¾ sleeves on the dress when worn without a short cardigan or jacket
  • Although the dress color in number 7 is a little too bright for her, she should choose a color within her color palette (See number 1) and wear it with a matching-colored jacket or coat for an executive look.
  • A-line skirts just below the knee length work well on her frame; stay preferential to those while she is running for office.
  • As a pant suit girl, try to stay away from skinny pants and tapped pants hem lines which accentuate the hips. Choose pants with no pockets or details on the backside.
  • Drop the all-black ensembles. The color makes her look older and tired. Instead of black, navy or charcoal gray will be a better choice.
  • Go with the coat in number 9 as the perfect coat for winter — it’s the perfect color, shape, and style!
  • She should keep her current hair color- it’s perfect, but should be cut shorter and have volume added with good styling.

How would you tell Hillary’s camp to upgrade her image? Tell us on Twitter @nycimageacademy.

Shanna Wu Pecoraro

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This Season, Let Your Suit Speak For You

Some of us put on a suit daily, while some of us wear one occasionally and some of us only “pull out the old suit” every few years to attend a wedding or a funeral. Male executives tend to fall into the former category, and often tell us how they’ve slipped into the same routine of “is it the grey, blue, or black suit today”?

Regardless of what your day-to-day look requires or if you actually put on “a suit” there are ways to own “the suit” you wear while holding true to your personality.  Whether you’re inherently sporty, creative, or super polished – you can use a suit to enhance and extend your personality along with your professional influence. Gray suit

If you’re in finance, legal, or a profession where you handle people’s money and life choices, it’s imperative that your look reflects a sense of competence and trustworthiness. When choosing the color of a suit, go for something dark (navy, charcoal, or black). Go with a solid or pinstripe pattern, and style your suit to be classic and appropriate.

 

If you’re in fashion, advertising, or a similar field, your suit’s color should be more sophisticated: blue grey, burgundy, or even a blue-brown. Mixing and matching your patterns makes more sense here, and to enhance your individual style, you can play with different colors and fabrics to bring out your natural personality.

 

If you’re in a customer-service oriented business, you’ll want to go for a friendly and helpful tone in your look.  Go for a solid-colored suit, but add a warm color for any accessories; a pocket square, tie, or watch will do nicely. Keep the pattern of your shirt and tie friendly – checks and plaids often go best, and keep the styling and fit comfortable and relaxed.

If in doubt, always think about the objective you’re trying to achieve and the traits you want to be known for.  Based on those traits, your suit should portray you as professional, befitting your personality and your lifestyle.

© 2015 by Shanna Pecoraro, NYC Image Consultant Academy

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Top Five Reasons to Work with an Image Consultant

Our favorite clients are the often times the ones who don’t really seem to need help.  They look fairly put-together, and they laugh at the thought of seriously revamping their image.  What they don’t realize is that sometimes, it doesn’t take much (time, money, or focus) to change the way your peers perceive you.  And in that much time, you can change the way you think about yourself.

Here are Top 5 Reasons To Work with an Image Consultant

  1. Image consultants can undo the effects of aging on your body; through the right clothes, accessories, and makeup techniques, image consultants can help you turn back the clock and look more fit – without surgery!
  2. An image consultant can help you utilize 100% of your wardrobe (instead of the 9 – 15% that so many people seem to use). By hiring a professional to help you edit your closet, you’ll get dressed with ease!
  3. If you hate to shop, this one’s for you! An image consultant will select items for you that exceed your expectations; by taking the “thinking” part out of it, you’ll streamline your look and be able to focus on the “doing” instead of the “getting dressed” part of doing. By narrowing your focus to the items that flatter your build/coloring/profession, you may also save money!
  4. An image consultant can help you spice up your relationship with a significant other; a professional can help you spice up your wardrobe with colors that make the “real you” pop and be drawn to the eye.
  5. An image consultant can help you build a real “look”, or a style, which says so much about who you are. Your friends and family will soon know you as much for who you are as for how confidently functional you appear.

If nothing else, image consultants help people every day walk with their heads (and bags and shoes) held a little bit higher, ready for their day, brimming with confidence.  Let us know how we can help you today!

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Shanna Wu Pecoraro

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Is color “the most important thing for a woman?”

“Color is the most important thing for a woman” – Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, in The New Yorker, December 2014

Which blue is your blue

Color is more than science, and it’s more than aesthetics. To those we encounter on a daily basis, color communicates different qualities to which emotions are assigned on various levels. Some of these are temporary hints of emotion; some result in being long-term signifiers of your personality.

Fascination with color is everywhere. Think of paintings. Think about your favorite logos – would they still be your favorites if they were shaded in a different color?

Last year, The Atlantic Monthly gave a great nod to the importance of color and its study, and highlighted the brilliantly laid-out app called Interaction of Color, which is based on a book by Josef Albers.
Colors can make us feel older or younger than we are. They can make us feel energetic, or quite the opposite. They can make us feel happy, sad, or indifferent. Colors can physically make our bodies feel hot (ever worn black in the heat of summer?), or cold (ever worn a white jacket in winter, and been asked if you’re warm enough?). Colors can be tested while dressing, to enhance a mood of sweetness or bitterness, which naturally affect the way you perceive yourself, visually and psychologically.

There is much to be studied about color, and stylists should always think of color as more than just variations on a theme in a client’s wardrobe. (In fact, here at the NYC Image Consultant Academy, our Personal Color Palette reference tool contains 20 personal palettes with color combination charts, and 4 reference color palettes.)

Here are a few pointers to think about when deciding how to interpret color variations that work for you or your clients:

  • Light colors are perceived to be more friendly and approachable, while dark colors are stronger and more dynamic
  • Light colors move visually outward, and darker colors move visually inward
  • Generally, light colors are more gentle while dark colors are perceived to be more severe
  • Bright colors send a message of enthusiasm, fun, and excitement
  • Dark colors absorb light, and can sometimes seem formal or conservative
  • Colors in the middle range (think of “cream”) are perceived as classic and more neutral
  • Warm colors are thought of as earthy, friendly, and approachable. Cool colors are thought of as classic, authoritative, and refined.

What’s your favorite color to wear? Tell us on Twitter @nycimageacademy.

Shanna Wu Pecoraro

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