Is Your Appearance Ruining Your Career?

Dress for Success

NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Whether you're striving for a promotion, a pay raise or just more respect around the office, take a good, hard look at yourself in the mirror. What you wear and the way you present yourself at work could be affecting your career. "Most people don't realize that their outfit is conveying something on an unconscious level to other people and that they can be more effective at work and more successful if they dress a certain way," says William Cane, president of Manhattan Makeovers, an image consulting company in Yonkers, N.Y. We're not just talking about funky shirts and wacky tattoos here – sometimes seemingly innocuous pieces can actually send the wrong message to co-workers and bosses. To help put you on the road to success, we asked several fashion and career experts to provide their top style secrets for the workplace. Read on to get the scoop.