Women’s fashion is always changing and ever evolving. When it comes to building your professional wardrobe it may seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be dreary or drab. Fashion should be fun! Sure there are more rules associated with dressing for work – you certainly don’t want to bring your Saturday night style into the office Monday morning – but finding office appropriate pieces isn’t really all that difficult. I promise!
Mix and Match
Choosing pieces that you can mix and match is always a fantastic idea! Since you wear the items in your professional wardrobe more than any of your other clothes, you want to make sure to keep your look fresh! Filling your closet with items such as – slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters, jackets and blazers will give you many options to choose from each morning.
(Cowl Neck Dolman Sweater; Delias, Exposed Seam Skirted Coat; Topshop, HUGO Pin Stripe Pants; Stylebop)
If you are bored with your style chances are that others will be too. Exploring your closet and coming up with different combinations is fun. And in case you are wondering yes, you can wear your favorite diamond bracelet to the office. Seeing that sparkle will make you smile all day long.
Finish off all your outfits with stunning accessories like metallic or colorful belts – and don’t forget that adding a tennis bracelet can really jazz up the entire ensemble. Stylish accessories play a big part in helping you to express your personal style. Think about it, if you select some of your key wardrobe pieces and put them on, they will no doubt look very nice but if you add some fun accessories, you have really kick things up a notch.
(Charles Jourdan Elton; Zappos, Michael Kors Reversible Metallic Belt; Dillard’s, Diamond Bracelet; Anjolee)
If you have dinner plans after work no problem, make a few accessory changes. Throw on some stilettos and stack some diamonds bracelets on your wrists, you will be ready to go!
Choose Your Shoes
The right pair of shoes can really complete an outfit. Boots with tights and a skirt are a very popular and office appropriate look. It’s also totally stylish. Ankle boots are a hot trend right now, as are just about any kind of heel.
If you are on your feet a lot but still want to wear heels be sure to bring a pair of comfortable and fashionable flats to change into if your feet start to hurt. This is also a good plan when breaking in a new pair of shoes. Of course, flats have come a long way and you can find some delightful designs with stunning embellishments.
(Cole Haan Air Alexis Buckle; Zappos, Vaneli Ailis; Zappos)
See? Dressing professional doesn’t have to be a bore – you can still be really creative and express your personal style.