10 Ways to Upgrade Your Look

Last Updated Aug 19, 2008 12:59 PM EDT

Dressing for success doesn't have to mean becoming a fashion maven or spending a lot of money. Here are 10 simple ways to upgrade your look from passed-over to promotion-ready.

Permanent Underling
Boss Material
1. Dress shoes with broken shoelaces
Casual shoes with a fresh shine
2. Pants cuffs that drag on the ground
Pressed jeans or slacks with a sharp crease
3. Forgetting to shave
Neatly trimmed facial hair
4. Bedhead
Regular haircuts (even for the long-haired)
5. Frayed shirt collar and cuffs
Clean, wrinkle-free knit shirt
6. Visible skin between shirt and pants
It's called a belt
7. Flip-flops
Leather mules or sandals
8. Tube tops, spaghetti straps, halters
Tops that will accommodate a bra
9. Loose, unstructured clothing
Clothes that fit your figure
10. Fleece vest
Sport coat


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