For many, autumn is a favourite time of year. The heat of summer has passed, and long sleeves are comfortable once again. Autumn and winter colours, such as hunger green, indigo and wine, also make it a favourite time of year for many to update their wardrobes with natural-hued sweaters, jackets, trousers and coats. The Country Collection clothing range offers the ideal choice for both work and play.
Dressing for work
Increasingly over the past two decades, the line between work and leisure clothing has become rather blurred. What with “business casual” attire, casual Fridays and firms in white-collar industries such as technology moving away from having any dress code whatsoever, it can be difficult to know which clothes are most appropriate for work.
The obvious solution is to look around the office at what your co-workers and management at the level above you are wearing and to choose clothes that are neither more casual than what your co-workers are wearing nor dressier than what your boss typically wears. If you’re angling for a promotion, however, it can be a bit tricky because you might find erring on the dressier side to be to your advantage. After all, what better way to position yourself for a higher position within the firm than to show management what the place will look like with you in that role?
In the end, it’s best in most white-collar environments to dress up a bit more than you think you need to. With that in mind, consider updating your winter clothing in early autumn with smartly designed cardigans, blazers, collared shirts, trousers and skirts. For making a good impression, the possibilities are endless!
Dressing for play
Similar to work, your choice of leisure clothing can and often should be a function of what others around you are wearing in various non-work settings. This does not make you an automaton; people say that you are the company you keep, and in the 21st century, your clothes can be a strong factor in how successfully you find the company you wish to keep.
With the Internet alienating us from genuine interpersonal relationships while breeding superficial acquaintances, the clothing we choose to wear in our leisure time sends a powerful message that others notice, whether you – or even they – realise it or not. What are you saying with your clothes? Are you the perpetually dressed-down type who can always be seen in jeans, sneakers and a t-shirt, or do you prefer blouses and sweaters in flattering cuts and high-quality materials that are both attractive and durable?
How you answer is up to you, but it’s obvious to most how one mode of dress or the other determines who gravitates towards you and how you are treated by others, no matter how they themselves dress. High-quality separates for everyday wear, such as those available from Country Collection, will send a positive message about who you are and what you expect out of life and personal relationships.
Country Collection has specialised in ladies’ winter clothing for over a century, offering a wide variety of garments in pure cotton, lambswool, merino wool, cashmere and more. Our exclusive designs will help you stand out as someone who likes to look sharp at work and at play, and we are so certain that you will love what you purchase from us that we offer a no-time-limit guarantee. Visit our Salisbury or Brampton shop or go on our website today and see how we can help you get an early start on updating your winter wardrobe!