There are adages such as, Dress for Success, and First Impressions Count, that are timeless. Generally speaking, adages stand the test of time because they contain more than a kernel of truth and wisdom. For better or for worse, it is still true that people tend to size you up first by your appearance; your skills, savvy, and endearing personality traits never come into play if you make a poor first impression.
To be on the safe side, choose conservative business wear, and don’t forget to give equal weight to accessories. A perfectly tailored business suit is not impressive when you carry a cheap briefcase or handbag that is scuffed and scruffy, or has a broken clasp.
Investing in timeless and classic leather accessories is one way to ensure that you are dressing for success. Your smart accessory style sense does more than complete your business personae; it understates your commitment to invest in yourself.
Spend as much time shopping for classic accessories, such as British leather bags, as you do on classic and conservative business attire. Leather accessories do cost more, but as another timeless adage states, you get what you pay for. Leather is durable and strong as well as appealing. Investing in fine leather accessories will save you money in the long run.
As for first impressions; it’s impossible to know if you didn’t land a job or close a deal because of shabby accessories, but better safe than sorry. Classic business attire, coupled with classic leather accessories, is far more likely to increase your chances of success in the business world.