Listen Now: What Not To Wear: The New Rules of Dressing For Success
They say it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, or you could make sure every event comes with instructions.
The Governor of Illinois has a busy schedule and it doesn’t include standing in front of the closet deciding what to wear. So during his first six weeks in office he took a different approach. He had attire recommendations included in his daily schedule for every event he had to attend, including a state police officer’s funeral, a white house dinner and surveying flood damage.
And apparently he isn’t the only one who needs a little help in this department. Joseph Rosenfeld is a fashion and personal style strategist in New York City. He says he maps out wardrobes with many executives, and says while some are the richest people in the world, it all comes down to making them relatable.
Plus it keeps things on track. When people in power wear something a little off that becomes the focus of the day, no matter the event. We all remember president Obama’s mom jeans but do you remember what he wore them to?
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.
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