If Your Look Is... Young and Casual
Griffin: Someone in comfortable clothes comes off as relaxed and easy to talk to. But dressing that way can prevent you from moving up. It seems like you’re not willing to put in the effort.
Bogner: I have a love-hate relationship with jeans. They’re OK with heels and a jacket, as long as you look polished.
Lorimer: Looking young is no bar to performance. For example, Ruth Turner, who was an aide to Tony Blair [the former UK prime minister], is one of the most youthful women, with her long hair and bangs. Yet she’s also one of the most powerful, effective people I’ve met.
Connery: Casual attire is more accepted on the West Coast than on the East Coast, which is usually more formal.