Dressing for work is usually about function over style. Office wear tends to be boring and you can’t really wear anything too out there. When you’re wearing the same stuff day in, day out, it can get a bit boring.
When you look good, you feel good and that confidence boost can really improve your performance at work. You do have to be careful though, you don’t want to turn up to work looking like you’re going on a night out. The trick is finding the balance between style and professionalism, which is often easier said than done. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you nail the perfect look for work.
Skirt And Blazer
On those busy mornings, when you haven’t got time to spend ages putting together an outfit, you’ll probably just grab the same black skirt and blazer combination and head out of the door. You might be trying to get away from wearing that every day but it still works if you get it right. As long as you get good quality pieces and avoid any cheap, tacky looking items, you should be fine, as long as you add a little something extra to it. You can get away with a simple skirt and blazer combo, if you add a bit of flair to it in the form of a pop of colour from a cami or top, some great jewellery or an amazing bag.
It makes choosing that outfit in the morning so much quicker and ensures that you always look professional and stylish at the same time.
Casual Business Look
Before you decide to go for the casual business look, you need to gauge whether you think it’ll be appropriate for your workplace. In very traditional offices, you might not be able to get away with it, but if you work in a place that’s a little more forward thinking, the casual look still works well. The key is to balance it right so the casual elements are tempered by professional ones. If you’re going to go for a pair of black jeans, make sure that you pair it with a professional blouse and blazer combo. When it comes to shoes, you can’t get away with anything too casual so always make sure that you stick with something more traditional, like heels, boots or ballet flats. If your workplace is more formal but you still want to inject a bit of personality, try doing it through accessories and keep the majority of your outfit looking very smart.
The Glamorous Look
If you want to impress people in the office and look amazing while you’re doing it, go for something a bit more glamorous. Be careful though, you still want to maintain an air of professionalism. If you turn up to work in anything revealing, you won’t be taken seriously. There are loads of great patterned skirts and designer heels that you can match with something a little more conservative to create a great glamorous look that is suitable for the office.
Dressing for work doesn’t mean you have to dress boring, follow these simple steps and you can keep things fresh.