If you’re heading to London on business and are keen to impress prospective clients or customers, you need to be sure that you look professional. Professionalism is to do with an attitude and the way that you carry yourself, but your wardrobe also plays a key role in it.
Your room at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch will be the ideal place for getting ready and preparing for business meetings or dinners, but these tips will also help you ensure that your look is crisp, modern and professional.
Learn about what is appropriate within your industry
Just because you categorise yourself as a working professional, that doesn’t mean that you have to dress in a three piece suit at all times. Knowing your industry inside out is not only beneficial for work related reasons, it will also benefit you in terms of etiquette and behaviour. For example, if you work in a creative sector, there may be more flexibility in terms of dressing in a laidback way.
Choose muted tones
When it comes to choosing smarts suits and dresses you are always better off picking something in a neutral colour that is unlikely to go out of fashion. As a rule, try and stick to black, grey and navy. It’s clean, slick and will ensure that people take you seriously.
But don’t be afraid of pops of colour
Just because your overall look is toned down doesn’t mean that your entire outfit should be void of colour and personality. In fact, pops of colour can add character and interest to your look. Consider choosing a brightly coloured tie, a pair of socks or a standout lipstick. This makes you seem vibrant and will ensure that you stand out while still remaining professional. Your eye-catching look is sure to catch the attention of other business people while you are staying at our hotels Near Shoreditch.
Pay attention to sizing
Sure, it sounds pretty obvious, but ill-fitting clothes never look good, especially suits and smart dresses. To be sure that you get it right, ask a shop assistant to check the fit for you or take a trusted friend who can offer a second opinion.
Wearing a suit all day can be uncomfortable, even if it does fit well. Luckily, your room at the Montcalm Hotel Shoreditch is the perfect place to relax after a long day of business meetings.
Keep an eye on what you are carrying
While it can be easy to only focus on what you are wearing, it is also important to think about the bag or briefcase that you are carrying. Choose something that matches your outfit and is easy to keep looking neat and tidy. You will also need to think about keeping your bag clean on the inside. There’s really nothing worse than someone catching a glimpse of your scruffy items.
Don’t forget the shoes
They say the first thing that people notice about others is their shoes, so if you want to make the right impression you need to ensure that yours are smart and also match your outfit. It’s also important to choose shoes that fit properly. Nothing looks worse than stumbling into meetings in shoes that you are unable to walk in.