Like it or not, attire can speak volumes about your business persona, too.
Many people who work in creative industries such as advertising, PR, or digital like to push the fashion envelope. After all, people hire creative types for their great ideas—so should they dress the part?
“Not always,” says fashion blogger Leesa Butler, principal of Divine Lab, in Toronto. “Try not to be ‘that person’ whose attire becomes part of the everyday conversation in the office; it only leads to distraction. You don’t want your attire to speak more loudly than you do.”
True. But when you’re standing in front of your closet, with one eye on your watch and the other holding a cup of coffee, choosing the right outfit can prove challenging.
Here are six “what to wear” rules for people in PR and other creative industries: