Employers Take a Regulatory Stance on Dress Codes According to Nadia Williams of Personneltoday.com

by Rachel Yeomans | November 25th, 2009

Half of all employers with a dress-code policy link it to the actual employment contract, according to research published by XpertHR. The survey of HR staff at 31 organizations – covering a combined workforce of 280,000 employees – found that 49% had taken a regulatory approach by incorporating the dress code into the employment contract… Read more…

How to Replace the Cocktail with the Briefcase as the Primary Accessory to the Little Black Dress. Read Tips from Shannon Buettow of The Ledger

by Rachel Yeomans | November 23rd, 2009

Fancy-schmancy! What is too fancy for work and what is not? I guess the first factor to consider is just exactly where it is that you do what you do. Of course, one just wouldn’t wear the same work attire to a day at the convenience store as one would to a day at the… Read more…

How To Personalize Your Business Look. Find Answers to Your Fashion Questions.

by Rachel Yeomans | October 14th, 2009

Q: My daughter keeps complaining about the conservative attire she is expected to wear for her banking job. How can I help her personalize her business look? A: Business basics, such as white shirts and dark skirts or pants, don’t have to lack fashionable styling. For example, instead of a standard Oxford shirt, she could… Read more…

Something to Remember: Your Work Attire Not Only Represents You, It Represents Your Workplace. Think Before You Dress.

by Rachel Yeomans | October 14th, 2009

I recently had a conversation with someone regarding work dress code. She enlightened me to the fact that not all work dress codes require skirt suits and briefcases. She told me that on the first day of her new job years ago at a designer boutique, she was told in the store that it was… Read more…

Warm Up at Work: Work Ensembles that Don’t Demand a Space Heater

by Rachel Yeomans | October 12th, 2009

The temperature is dropping and I’m starting to dig out my sweater dresses and turtlenecks from storage. It’s difficult getting ready for work in this weather when usually warmth comes before professionalism. However it is still a great feeling walking out of your home and feeling put together and fashionable, despite the weather. Here are… Read more…

Business Attire Assisted in a Prison Escape!

by Rachel Yeomans | October 1st, 2009

On the police scanners (now on Gothamist Newsmap), there have been multiple reports of an “escaped prisoner” from 100 Centre Street in lower Manhattan, which is the Criminal Court Building. Now it turns out that the prisoner escaped because he was dressed so well that he looked like a lawyer! Click here to read the… Read more…

How Appropriate is Work-Appropriate?

by Rachel Yeomans | September 16th, 2009

I know a woman who works in a hospital administration position, and a recent comment she made struck me. She said that even though she wears very appropriate attire for work, she still notices when she gets more “looks“ than usual, causing her to second guess the level of “appropriate” that is in her dress… Read more…

Job Interview 101: Know the Office (and Outfit) You’re Applying For

by Rachel Yeomans | September 11th, 2009

I’ve written several posts on job interviews in the past, but I feel it’s a subject worth coming back to. You may be a student worrying about interviewing for your first job (or even your first career); you may be laid off and hoping that this one is the job for you; or you may… Read more…

Burberry Tosses Stuffy for Style

by Rachel Yeomans | September 10th, 2009

As I’m debating my upcoming seasonal wardrobe shift, I have started my quarterly ritual of flipping through fashion magazine advertisements and scanning last season’s runway shows as a reminder of what I loved and what I won’t be able to live without. After ripping out ads of my regular favorites, I flipped to a Burberry… Read more…