Dressing for the office is not always an easy fate to navigate. You want to look confident and professional while maintaining a sense of fashion and adhering to dress codes. Younger women should be concern about looking polished and professional, but the more mature woman should strive to always look polished, professional and fashionable; so that she is not seen as ‘past her professional prime’.
These 6 fun tips will assist you in upgrading your work style attire.
Make a Statement
Wearing chunky bracelets, earrings or over-sized cocktail rings can be cumbersome while working. Your best bet in displaying some bling at the office is to sport a statement necklace. This type of jewelry instantly adds fun and edgy flavor to your work style attire and is a guaranteed way to show more of your personality at work.
Scarfs can double duty as a chic add-on or a piece to keep you warm and comfy. Use them to add a splash of print or a pop of color to your outfit or to blend two solid colored garments into a unified outfit.
In the Bag
Your bag is not only a carry-all, you can use it to add individuality, punch and power. Traditional colors such as black, navy, and tan will always be safe but should not stop you from being able to sport bags with a little flare from embellishments and prints.
For a more professional look stick with structured silhouettes. Stay away from shapes and materials that are considered too casual, such as canvas or hobo bags. Use a vintage leather briefcase, animal print satchel, or a black tote with metal hardware to add elegance and sophistication to your look.
Don’t limit your office look to the staple black and nude pump. To add pizzazz to a monochromatic or neutral colored outfit use red or animal print pumps. If you DO NOT work in a conservative professional environment you can show some character and flare when choosing your footwear. When in doubt opt for closed toed styles.
There is a powerful impact in creating an hourglass silhouette. A belt will highlight your curves and cinch your waist, giving you a figure-flattering streamline shape. Belts with metal hardware or just with simple yet elegant leather can work wonders in making you look more pulled together. A more interesting look would be to wear it over your blazer, or tuck your shirt in to show off more of the belt’s details.
Layers of Style
A layered office look will always stand out from the pant-suit and neutral wearing crowd. It makes use of different finishes and prints to make the ensemble look more exciting and multidimensional. Layer a sweater over a striped button-down shirt or a military jacket over a crisp tailored white shirt. With the many ways there are to do unexpected pairings your work style can always look more dashing and smart.
Use these fun tips to reap rewards both personally and professionally, and to empower you to seize the day and conquer all your work style challenges.