"I believe that jeans are only acceptable for a 'casual Friday' situation," said Mary Skaggs, a member of the Charlotte County Human Resource Association and human resource director of the Sun Coast Media Group.
If you want the outside world to respond to you in a positive way, and to be confident in your abilities, you must look and act in a confident and positive manner.
"I do not think that salespeople that are calling on customers should go too casual," said Skaggs
Footwear is not only about the perception, clothing choice or appropriateness; it is a bona fide safety issue.
"I do not like to see casual flip-flops -- sandals are OK unless the employee needs to be walking in an area where they might be a danger," Skaggs
An appropriate appearance can be a competitive advantage over someone else.
"I feel that anyone who meets the public should be dressed in a professional manner," Skaggs