You’ve probably heard the advice “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” This is more confusing than ever now that flexible workplaces and casual dress codes are the norm. Some of the world’s most successful CEOs wear t-shirts and hoodies to work.
That said, there’s no denying that your outfit plays a key role in a killer first impression.
This is why I have a blazer with me at all times
Literally. I keep one in my car, I have one at my desk, and I never pack a suitcase without one.
Yes, if you have an interview at Morgan Stanley, a blazer alone won’t cut it. In most other situations, a blazer adds an effortless polish and professionalism to any outfit. Plus they’re feminine and sexy to boot.
Always be ready
“The secret to success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Ben, I don’t know much about you dude, but this is one of my favorite quotes.
Every successful person got to where they are today with a combination of hard work and luck. You will have “lucky” moments of opportunity in your life. But in order to best take advantage of those opportunities, you need to be prepared.
If you have a blazer with you at all times, you’re always ready. If you run into a VIP or get last minute invite to an event, just pop on the blazer and it will instantly up your game. I’ll even throw one on over a t-shirt and jeans and it instantly transforms my outfit.
A blazer is an investment
I’m a sucker for good value, but when it comes to blazers I don’t recommend being cheap. Cheaply made blazers lack shape, structure, and polish. It’s worth investing a bit of money because you’ll have it for years.
I pulled my favorite BoB approved blazers at different price points below:
Blazers that won’t break the bank (Under $150)
Blazers to invest in ($150 to 300)
Blazers worth splurging on ($300 and Up)
Now, you’ll always be ready when your opportunity comes.