The rules of what to wear to work have changed - here's what they are now
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The rules of what to wear to work have changed.
It's still a necessity to wear a suit to work if you're in more conservative industries.
But with the landscape continually changing in other, less-conservative industries, it's important to know that the rules have also changed.
So can you wear a hoodie to work? How do you stay casual but still look professional?
We've talked to some retail start-ups and an image-consulting expert to figure out how to navigate workwear today.
Rule 1: You have to care, even if it's OK to be casual.
Rule 2: Dress appropriately for your industry.
Rule 3: Know the purpose of your clothes.
Rule 4: Don't wear hoodies and flip-flops. You aren't Mark Zuckerberg.
Rule 5: Recognize that tech has made the workspace for casual, so layer and dress appropriately.
Rule 6: It's OK to be relaxed, but don't be that guy. You know who he is.
Rule 7: You probably shouldn't wear a short suit.
Rule 8: Put effort into getting ready in the morning.
Rule 9: Dress up your conservative clothing.
Rule 10: Embrace what makes you unique — it's not a pants-and-suit uniform world anymore.
Rule 11: Don't get too sexy.
Rule 12: Balance it out.
Rule 13: Streamline your wardrobe.