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6 Ways to Style Yourself for a Professional Image

Whether you’re on the job hunt or simply looking to elevate your wardrobe, looking professional can help you make a great first impression and increase your confidence, too. From your everyday life to dazzling in the office, if you want to mix things up and present yourself in a more professional way, we’ve got six tips to put in the swag in your step.

Get a Professional CV

If you’re applying for a new role, how can you make yourself look more professional? As the first thing a potential employer sees, the way you present your CV is so important. Give it a boost by investing in a template to give your CV a more polished look, or create your own smart-looking video CV to really make your application stand out.

Tidy Your Social Media

Many of us have had some of our social media profiles for almost a decade, which means there’s a lot of your old posts out there. While this might not be so bad on Facebook – providing you’ve updated your privacy settings – on Twitter, this can be disastrous. Make sure your social media presents the right image by reviewing old posts and keeping future updates more professional.

The Smart Casual Closet

We’ve all heard the phrase ‘dress for success’ and this is key to achieving a professional image. However, rather than investing in expensive suits or taking everything to a tailor, create a smart casual capsule collection. This allows you to mix and match a huge range of outfits, ensuring you always look good, feel good and are ready for any opportunity.

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Upgrade Your Four Wheels

If your car could talk, what would it say about you? A tired, old and run-down car may (just about) get you from A to B, but it doesn’t necessarily give the high-end image you’re searching for. You don’t have to go out and splash on a flash fast car but updating to something a little newer could help you to feel more professional.

Choose Your Accessories Wisely

If you want to add a little more finesse to your everyday outfits, then accessories are the perfect way to go. They provide an instant update, helping you look more professional in just a few seconds. From a pair of smart loafers to a classic time piece, never underestimate the power of a good accessory.

Restructure Your Morning Routine

Sometimes, feeling professional is more about your mindset, so make sure you start your day right by altering your morning routine. Get up earlier and hit the gym to release those endorphins, or simply to give yourself enough time to enjoy a coffee and get ready without having to rush. Feeling relaxed in the morning can help to set you up for the rest of the day.

From the way you dress to your confidence, as well as your online presence and even your car, there are so many things that can boost your image. Give some of these ideas a go and see how you can look more professional.

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