Diet Pepper is running a Whats Your "One of a Kind" Style Sweepstakes and I thought, Wow, what a great idea!
Thinking about your signature style is productive question to ask yourself, especially for work. Branding is an important part of how others perceive you. Many people will say that they don't care what other people think of the way they dress however the wonder why they have been passed over for the last 2 promotion opportunities. Self-promotion and being put together matters! If you have a good sense of who you are it should show through the way you work and put yourself together. Investing time in your appearance tells people that you care.
Who would rather have on you team on a big project? Who do you think your boss would rather give the project to:
Did you notice that when thinking very quickly, we did factor in intelligence, age or seniority. It has to do with perception. You can not control what factors that others will use to make judgement call about you or your work but you can reduce the opportunity to make your messy appearance a factor. If you find your self relating to the first photo more then the second or you question if your wardrobe is keeping you from getting asked to participate in the bigger projects, then take a note from SuiteLife and Mothers Who Work to get you on the right track: