Women's Health (South Africa) - - { DISCUSS ! -

Of­fice dress codes are more ca­sual than ever. But we’re bet­ter at gen­er­at­ing and ex­e­cut­ing ideas (if you want to get tech­ni­cal, ex­perts call this “ab­stract cog­ni­tive pro­cess­ing”) when wear­ing for­mal cloth­ing rather than sta­ples, like jeans, ac­cord­ing to re­cent Columbia Univer­sity stud­ies. Re­searchers sur­mise that rock­ing items like blaz­ers and fit­ted pants lit­er­ally drum up out-of-the-box ideas. When you have a ma­jor cre­ative project, slip on state­ment heels or cig­a­rette trousers, says style coach Ni­cole Russo.

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