There are many different types of work clothing stores across Australia, with many catering for a vast array of professionals, from tradies to medical personnel and everything in between. If you are on the hunt for some new work clothing, then you have probably already planned out your trip to the nearest location and are going there with minimal plans in place. However, this could end up being quite a big mistake, not just for your wallet but for your preparedness when the start of your new career begins. Here are a few things you should keep in mind when going to a work clothing store so you don't make any fundamental mistakes.
If you try something on, it fits well, and it is within your professional guidelines, then don't just get one — get duplicates. Two or even three pairs of the same outfit are great because not only can you then interchange articles of clothing with each other (meaning you are less likely to get caught out in a pinch), but if one wears down too far, you have an easy back-up. Work is not usually the place where individuality is supposed to shine through your appearance, so keep it professional and keep it similar when possible.
Focus On What You Need
Most people enjoy shopping for clothes when they finally get into a store to see them, and even though it may be professionally themed, a work clothing store is no different. Making sure that you have a list of required items and that you stick to that list is the only way to make sure you get what you need, and then you can start worrying about your desires. If you have some extra money left in the budget, or if something was discounted, then sure, treat yourself. but make sure to follow priorities and not get distracted.
Layers Upon Layers
A massive mistake that people who are new to a worksite, whatever it may be, will make is assuming that all they need are some regular shirts and a massive jacket to keep warm during winter. While a big jacket is certainly part of your wardrobe, having just the two extremes of either a t-shirt or a huge parka means you will be uncomfortable to some degree for most of the time you are working. Get multiple layers of clothing, such as vests, pullovers, undershirts, cardigans and then some more rugged jackets. Some combination of these articles of clothing will keep you comfy throughout the day, even if the weather changes for the worse (or better).