"Never judge a book by its cover," so the saying goes. But as we humans know, it isn't that easy. Within fractions of a second of seeing someone for the first time, we make all kinds of assumptions and judgments based on their appearance, including dress -- or lack thereof.
A new study suggests that the more... Read More »
By Alice Hines, DailyFinance
STYLE SCAVENGER takes shoppers on retail adventures, finding good stuff in unexpected places.
Zach Smith, 22, has tried nearly every hair color. Right now, it's tie-dye. How, you may wonder.
"I tried to dye it pink on a beach in Barcelona," Smith says. "When I went swimming,... Read More »
No two jobs are alike, but when your job is forcing you to leave home, you're probably doing so in clothes you'd never choose to wear. Of course, many of those in the public eye have official uniforms, leaving them with at least the freedom of not having to worry about what to wear, even if they are being... Read More »
Deciding what to wear for a job interview can be nearly as stressful as the event itself. Beyond deciding what looks good on you, there's also determining what's appropriate dress for the employer who's looking to look you over.
The growing trend in recent decades toward more casual dress in offices and... Read More »
Dressing for summer in the office can be tough. Ninety-degree weather and a suit jacket don't exactly mix, but neither do guys in shorts and corporate boardrooms. Not to mention the fact that, at any given point during the summer, it's about 40 degrees cooler in the average office building than it is... Read More »
Transitioning from military to civilian life is never easy, but it gets harder and harder as time goes on. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Susan Merrick had served as an architectural engineer for 22 years, and found that everything had changed drastically since she entered full-time military service right after... Read More »
Anyone who's ever watched TLC has probably both laughed and cringed, and finally applauded, at the work of fashion gurus Stacy London and Clinton Kelly on the cable network's long-running reality hit, "What Not to Wear.' Together they've taken hundreds of fashion neophytes and retrofitted them for work, love... Read More »
Big breasts: Do they present a distraction in the workplace, like loud music or body odor? That's what a court of law will have to decide, reports Msnbc.com.
In Florida, former assistant director at The Devereux Foundation Amy-Erin Blakely filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the employer. Mixed in... Read More »
It's an ugly word that most people won't even whisper, let alone declare. But New Jersey businesswoman Marilyn Kleinberg saw no other options. In declaring both personal and business bankruptcy, she lost her home, her inheritance, everything... except her integrity.
"My parents instilled in me... Read More »
The three piece suit is returning for men, reports The Wall Street Journal.
What could this return to elegance from the era of casual dress mean for you job hunters and those of you already employed?
Probably not a lot, at least not right away. Style, especially in the workplace, takes time to become... Read More »
The recession has taken its toll on just about everyone in the United States, but it's hit Boston general contractor and cabinet maker David West harder than most. Over the past three years, his remodeling and construction business has dwindled, he's had to reduce his staff, his marriage fell apart, and his... Read More »
Is your office hosting a Halloween party this year? If so, consider yourself lucky in this economy and show your boss you appreciate the effort by wearing an appropriate costume.
Even if there isn't an official party, many office managers do encourage dress-up on Oct. 31, or the workday before it if it falls... Read More »
Life is just too short to spend in a stressful job that drains you, Peggy Nolan decided as she was battling breast cancer. She'd been working in corporate IT for 15 years, and was finding the daily grind almost unbearable. Could the stress have contributed to her cancer? It certainly wasn't helping her... Read More »
Darlene Greene's career image makeover could actually be a matter of life and death. It's a given that, as the founder of an organization that helps victims of domestic abuse, she has to look professional and put together to win the support of authorities and donors. But it's also vital for her to look... Read More »
Business casual, made a cult by Silicon Valley, didn't survive The Great Recession.
That's why the bible of professional life, Bloomberg Business Week, tells you. About 66 percent of employers demand a return to professional attire -- so goodbye to jeans, flip flops, and no underwear. There's more.... Read More »
Give the Martins credit for being resourceful -- their business plan requires very little overhead or office space, new clothes every day, and the entire family is involved, even the unborn baby, due in December. It's as simple as this: All four members of the self-titled "Billboard Family" will wear a T-shirt... Read More »
"Clothes make the man." – Mark Twain
"What you wear to work speaks volumes about how much you respect yourself and how much you respect your job," says Clinton Kelly, co-host of 'What Not To Wear' and fashion consultant to NewWayRA.com (http://www.newwayra.com), an online lifestyle show hosted by Deborah... Read More »
In Tim Gunn's recently released book, 'Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Lessons for Making it Work,' Gunn reveals stories of the fashion world's greatest divas and dirt on 'Project Runway' contestants and judges. The book outlines 18 rules for how to succeed in life and touches on the importance of good manners and... Read More »