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15 Style Faux Pas to Avoid at Work

August 11, 2015

As you build your work wardrobe and your career, you’ll gradually pick up cues on what to wear. But equally important? Knowing what not to wear. When it comes to looking sharp and setting yourself up for success in the office, we swear by the following rules. Forgive us if some of them seem obvious, but we can all use a little reminder once in a while.

Behold, our list of common style faux pas:


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Commit these style sins and you’ll not only look unprofessional, but you’ll probably feel uncomfortable. Discomfort leads to distraction, and you can’t build your empire when you’re distracted. A good rule of thumb: Once you put your clothes on in the morning, you shouldn’t need to adjust them or think about them for the rest of the day.

For more advice on how to cultivate an amazing work wardrobe, check out Wear to Work: A Guide to Building Your Ultimate Professional Uniform.

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