Survey: Co-Workers are Judging What You Wear
As if you don’t already spend enough time in the mornings debating what to wear to work, a new survey may give you even more reason to second-guess your wardrobe choices.
According to the survey from Adecco, co-workers are watching what you are wearing to work—and very often they don’t like what they see. The survey shows that people are routinely coming into the office wearing clothing items that respondents felt were inappropriate for the office—things like hoodies, shorts and flip flops. The majority also felt that backless and strapless dresses and tops shouldn’t be worn to the office.
There is reason for you to care about what your co-workers view as appropriate work attire: the majority of respondents admit they make assumptions about their co-workers based on wardrobe choices.
Ideally, your workplace has some sort of dress code policy that can offer you some guidance as to what items are okay to wear. If not, it is usually a good idea to err on the side of caution and avoid risking the possibility that you will commit an office faux pas. Another good tip: observe a well-respected co-worker to see what fashion choices they make, and then follow their lead.
Which summer wardrobe staples are a no-no in your office? Share in the comments.
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