You all know how important it is to look great at a job interview but you also want to be dressed appropriately. So, in this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday we’re addressing a question from our viewer Joe about What To Wear To An Interview.
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As an overall rule, keep things simple and understated. You don’t want to stand out in a negative/showy way.
Formal – Banking, Law, Medicine
The most conservative look, you definitely want to stick to a charcoal or navy solid suit, white shirt, and simple navy, grey, or brown tie. Understated is the move here.
Semi-Formal – Sales, Standard Office
Wear a suit but you don’t need to go as conservative. Stick with a solid suit but mix up the shirt and tie a bit with some pattern – try a polka dot tie, for a little bit more personality.
Casual – Startup, Creative
Potentially the most confusing type of interview to dress for, it can be tough to figure out how casual to go. You want to dress up but not too much, you don’t want to seem stuffy. It’s better to be slightly overdressed than totally underdressed. Try a bomber or a blazer with denim or chinos. You can wear a tie, but it’s not necessary.
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Many of you might be saying “I should dress for myself, not for women!” and while that’s true, putting thought and effort into how you dress and how you’ll be perceived by women (or anyone really!) is not only important, but it’s a fact of life.
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How To Dress To Impress A Woman
Keep It Simple – Don’t overdress for the occasion and try too hard (ie: wearing a suit when it’s the wrong occasion / too many logos/hyped trends). Simple looks from an Essential Wardrobe like dark denim and a blazer or bomber jacket or chinos and an oxford are great places to start.
Put In Effort – Even though you want to keep it simple, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put in thought and care to your look.
Fit Is Key – I repeat this all the time (because it’s important) but your clothes and look will be most attractive if they fit you properly and flatter your body type. Need some fit tips? Check out our Fit Guide, it’s all there!
Presentation – Make sure your clothes aren’t wrinkled or dirty. It may seem obvious but taking a few extra minutes to properly iron/steam your outfit goes a LONG way.
Dress For Confidence- Yes, I know this isn’t technically something you wear but in many ways, it’s just as important. Being confident and comfortable in your own skin is super attractive and will enhance your overall appeal and how you’re perceived. Feeling good about what you’re wearing goes a long way to helping you feel confident so it’s all intertwined.
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In this Pick of the Week, Ashley and Dorian are sharing their latest pick to help you get organized, be more productive and crush your goals.
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There’s definitely a right way and a wrong way to dress for the gym. Sure, you’re there to get your sweat on but that doesn’t mean you should just wear a ratty old t-shirt and some sweats. Plus, you want to find functional items and fabrics that will wick moisture and provide performance benefits. For this video Ashley was joined by our friend and fitness guru, Steve Cook, to discuss how you should dress for the gym.
Look for technical fabrics with performance benefits. There are many better options than an old cotton t-shirt and those heavy sweats can catch on things and restrict movement.
Watch Your Fit
Yes, there is such thing as too tight and nobody wants to see everything, so find a balance with your fit. Sleeveless is ok, but don’t be the guy in the tiny tank top showing excessive nipple. If you are going to be wearing base layers or tights, we recommend laying shorts and shirts over them.
Stick With Simple Colors
Keep it basic, stick to foundational colors like black, navy, grey, white. A pop of color or pattern is definitely welcome, so don’t be afraid to have some fun with your gym style. You also don’t need to feel the need to match everything from head to toe, have some variance in what you’re wearing.
As we’ve discussed before, keep your logos minimal and try not to mix different brand logos, especially if they’re large and noticeable.
Have Gym Wardrobe
It can be tempting to just wear your old t-shirts and shorts to the gym. But just because you’re working out and getting sweaty doesn’t mean you shouldn’t cultivate a well-put-together look. That being said, no need to overthink it. Keep it simple, functional, and easy-to-wear.
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Don’t forget to check out our companion video over on Steve’s channel!
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The right tattoo can be an amazing way to express yourself, and as good as they can be, the wrong tattoo in a terrible place can be a huge mistake. Ashley sat down with our friend, and amazing tattoo artist, Romeo Lacoste to talk about the 5 worst places to get a tattoo.
All jokes aside, a single lower back tattoo is never a good spot for a man to get a tattoo. Don’t be that guy with a tramp stamp.
Sure, there are great ways to get your bicep tattooed, but as far as having a high probability for cheese factor, the bicep ranks very highly.
Elbow, Ribs, Spine
Pain varies from person to person but these three places are definitely on the most painful places on your body to get tattooed, so make sure you know what you are getting in to.
Again, there can be some good options here but ultimately I just feel like this is a bit too feminine a place or a man to have a tattoo.
Many people do like these areas, but you have to be realistic about these locations given your professional life and the commitment they require. They are quite hard to cover up properly so make sure you know what you’re in for.
Extra special thanks to Romeo and California Dream Tattoo!
For more, check out Romeo’s channel and Romeo’s Instagram.
Some people are born with it, some people aren’t, but confidence is definitely something that anyone can have. It just takes some work and a positive attitude. Confidence can help you in all facets of life, from dating to professional settings, so that’s why we’re sharing a few tips on how to be more confident.
Identify self-limiting thoughts/actions
Whether you work through it on your own or with a professional, getting clarity on where you lack confidence is an important step in changing it. Whether it’s facing your fears or understanding where negative thoughts come from you’ve got to know where you stand to improve.
Know The Truth: You Are Great
We all have self-doubt, it’s part of life, but confidence starts from the inside out, and working on loving yourself and recognizing your own great qualities is a key point in becoming more confident.
Talk To Yourself
This might seem a bit weird at first but it really works. It can take many forms from mantras you say to yourself at the beginning of the day to just giving yourself a pep talk before a big date or job interview, putting yourself in the right frame of mind can really help you feel more confident.
Confidence takes practice. From consistently working your own processes to just interacting with people on a regular basis, practice makes perfect. The more you work on it, the better you’ll get.
Confidence also starts with a positive outlook. By cultivating a positive outlook on life, social interactions, work, etc. you’ll be able to focus on being genuinely happy with yourself and others
One final point, know the difference between confidence and arrogance. There’s a fine line between being confident and cocky. Confident people are engaging and fun to be around, arrogant people come off as disingenuous and rude. Yes, it’s important to know your worth but you never want to think you’re better than anyone, projecting the right type of confidence will bring people to you whereas arrogance can just turn people off.
No matter what the season or dress code, chinos are an essential style staple. Here are three ways to style your chinos for casual, business casual, or dressy situations!
Don’t forget to check out our chino fit guide for more details!
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We’ve discussed understanding a women’s body language and how to talk to women before, and flirting is just as important. While flirting is an essential skill there’s a fine line between suave and charming and just plain creepy. Follow our tips about how to flirt with a woman and you’ll be as smooth as Ryan Gosling from Crazy, Stupid, Love in no time.