4 Style Habits That Will Make You Look More Professional


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While it's true that in this day and age, office attire is more approachable and casual than ever, greater wisdom holds that dressing professionally still pays off in the long run. Your bosses take you more seriously, you possess a more formidable presence, and you might even do your job better—all because of how you dress. Figuring out how to dress professionally can be a little intimidating, but with a few style habits to keep in mind, you won't even have to think twice about it the next time you're choosing appropriate office attire.

To help us overcome our growing tendency toward business-too-casual attire in the office, we enlisted street style maven, entrepreneur, and businesswoman Caroline Issa to share her wisdom with us. Not only has Issa built several businesses from the ground up, but she also manages to maintain a wardrobe that successfully straddles the line between professional and modern. For these reasons, we think she's the perfect person to guide us in this area.

Keep scrolling to learn Issa's tips for dressing more professionally and to shop some of our favorite office-ready pieces.

Next up, check out five outfit combos successful women swear by.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated by Allyson Payer.