Let’s talk business. Every working woman knows that office dress codes can be pretty boring, not to mention confusing to navigate. Looking stylish yet appropriate is hard work. The only way to upgrade your office look is to include some not-so-basic basics to it, so don’t be afraid to bring a little of your personal vision to your workwear.
Here are five office pieces that will redefine your 9-to-6 dressing:
Sneakers and Slip-ons
It’s official – beauty has been traded for comfort, and it feels right. Admittedly, it makes perfect sense. The post-workout look is having a moment right now, and it doesn’t only work for casual every day looks. Slip-ons and sneakers have become the ultimate part of the office dress code, which means it’s perfectly appropriate to combine a pair of casual slip-ons with your pencil skirt or cropped, slim pants. But keep your sneaker’s shade neutral and shape simple.
New Shirt Shapes
This is the definitive workwear wardrobe update. You can pick from many inventive shirting options. Think feminine details such as ruffled sleeves and frilled necklines, which will offer a completely different aesthetic and a softer take on your power look. Or, you could go for a masculine over-sized shirt. These always look effortlessly stylish. Wear them with slim pants and streamlined skirts.
Stylish and amazingly practical, a turtleneck is the perfect alternative pairing with an office suit instead of a blouse. It’s also a great solution for cool autumn and winter days and freezing wind. Regardless of your profession, a turtleneck will easily help you to take your workwear look to a whole new level.
The pleated skirt is the game-changer everyone wants in their wardrobe this autumn, and, most pleasing of all, it works perfectly for office dressing. It’ll look stylish and impressive combined with an ultra-feminine shirt, turtleneck or a slim-fitting blazer. Pleated skirts in dark colours look fabulous with autumn boots to the knee made of leather or suede. To dress up a skirt in light and soft shades, consider a pair of the now-trending brogue shoes. To transition from office to cocktails, just add statement earrings.
The bag you bring to the office has to be structured and minimal. If you choose to crave a little something classic yet modern, opt for a messenger bag. One of the main autumn accessory bags, it’ll help you to feel sharp and confident. Choose the styles with a modern flair with long straps and a large metal buckles.