We fully support stopping at the gym on the way home from work, but you'd better need to change your clothes!
Our next tip is based off the idea that less is more ...
No. 2: Keep accessories, makeup to a minimum
Unless you're part of Lady Gaga's entourage, your work wardrobe shouldn't contain wacky accessories or costume pieces.
For the office, keep accessories and makeup to a minimum. Some industries, such as fashion or beauty, may allow for more experimentation with trendy looks, but most require a more sophisticated approach.
Avoid jewelry that is overly loud (physically or visually), and (unless you moonlight as a clown) keep your makeup subtle and classy. When it comes to makeup for the workplace, think "old Hollywood glam" at the very most and never ever venture into punk rock for the office.
If you want to look appropriate and trendy, make sure your accessories are not only sophisticated but also in season.
Finally, take some advice from fashion icon Coco Chanel and "before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off."
Last up, as yourself what would your mother say?
No. 1: Rethink that skimpy outfit
What's the No. 1 rule of thumb for what not to wear to work? If a stripper would wear it to work, you shouldn't (unless of course you're a stripper).
Sure, modern fashion trends have made it acceptable to wear a lacy camisole under your blazer, but anything too revealing should never be worn in the workplace.
Just because Erin Brockovich pulled it off doesn't mean you should give it a try. Keeping your bits covered isn't just about making your office mates more comfortable; it can also potentially ward off unwanted advances. (And who has time for sexual harassment suits these days?)
Most important, by dressing tastefully, you're adopting a more professional image and may be better positioned for a raise or promotion. Of course, this doesn't mean that you have to dress for work from your grandmother's closet; just beware of showing too much skin at the office.
We can't speak for your job performance, but stick to these wardrobe guidelines, and we bet you'll be on the fast track to success. Or at the very least you won't hear yourself asking, "Would you like fries with that?" anytime soon.