Sight is the most powerful sense, meaning the way you present yourself makes a large impact. But it also means that color is a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. If you want to stand out at work, an easy way to set yourself apart is to abandon the neutral black, white, and gray colors that everyone else is wearing. By changing the colors of your wardrobe, you show you are dynamic, confident, and not afraid to stand out.
If you wear the same ordinary black and white outfits when at networking events or meeting with the boss, you might not be actively disadvantaging yourself but you aren’t helping either. When people are looking for leaders, they are looking for what is unique about a person, what separates them from everyone else. You want to show people you are the one who stands out; though your skills are ultimately your most important qualifier, they may never be seen if you don’t give someone a reason to believe you have the qualities needed in a leader. Adding color to your outfit shows you have confidence and enthusiasm, as well as a pioneering spirit.
One of the greatest benefits to adding color to your wardrobe, however, is not how it affects how others see you but how you see yourself. It allows for greater expression on your part, enabling you to wear the colors you love and feel more comfortable in your own skin. Most of all, it helps not just others see you as confident but you feel confident yourself.
Here are some examples of colorful pieces that can be added to your professional work clothing.
It’s important not to get too caught up in the meaning of particular colors; that is far too subjective, as it could vary from person to person and culture to culture. Additionally, don’t blindly pick colors that are in trend. Concentrate on finding shades which are complimentary to your particular skin tone; the color might be a different shade than the one everyone else is wearing, but you will wear it much better. And don’t feel that you have to go overboard – one piece of color in your outfit is all you need to start to separate yourself from the crowd.