The right clothes for your LinkedIn profile photo
You’ve decided you want a good Linkedin profile photo. Then it is also important to think carefully about what attracts you.
The choice and the colors of your clothes tell something about your personality. Make sure that your choices reinforce each other and that you do not give contradictory messages.
Each color has its own appearance
A brightly colored tie, for example red, can radiate authority and power: the color of decision makers. Trump used this during the primaries. The color red can also create an impression of self-righteousness.
A combination with black clothing is possible, but completely in black gives a hard and distant appearance. One even color can seem a bit dull.
Color contrast often works well
Most people do not make a new profile photo every season. Keep this in mind when choosing clothing.
A T-shirt with short sleeves gives a summery leisure feeling. A busy print is not the best choice. It is important that the attention goes to your face and eyes and not to the imprint of your shirt. A beautiful shirt with modest fresh tones gives a well-groomed impression and does not distract attention.
Knitted garments usually appear softer, but pay attention to the volume and usability of the photos in all seasons.
It is of course important that you feel comfortable and express confidence. A scarf can be a nice accessory but do not hide yourself behind a scarf that is too big.
Clothing must of course be clean and not full of wrinkles. A ironed shirt is taken care of.
Try out your clothes during a networking drink and pay attention to the subtle reactions of people. Ask for help if you have trouble combining colors.
The photo of you at your best
In short: invest in quality, make sure that you exude self-confidence and that with the quality of your choice of clothing you show the quality of yourself and your work.