Office attire and accessories can often be a tough challenge for women. Yes, there are so many options since women don’t have to stick to wearing suits only, but picking an office-appropriate attire can be difficult, especially when picking out jewelry. Some women love wearing a lot of jewelry, but in an office setting that can come off as inappropriate. The less is more, some will say, but let’s see the rules of wearing jewelry in the office while staying stylish.
Keep it Subtle
Even though you want to stand out in the office, for the sake of your career, you shouldn’t do it through wearing too loud jewelry. The noise level is extremely important here, because you don’t want to make too much clunking noise while walking or let the jewelry “scream” off of you and look tacky. You also don’t want to constantly hit the desk or keyboard with your large bracelet and draw too much attention to yourself in a quiet office. However, you don’t want to attract too much bad energy directed at you through too colorful or too many shiny pieces. Your best choice is to stick to “quiet” jewelry, both when it comes to the material and color palettes. A simple soft bracelet and a charming ring, would be just fine, and you can look for such jewelry over here.
Stick to Classics
If your office has a strict dress code, you might simply want to stick to the classics. Formal attire also asks for formal jewelry and this is a code for keeping it simple. You can never go wrong if you pair your blazer and skirt or pants with a simple watch in matching colors. And even if the watch doesn’t have “bling”, it will keep the outfit outstanding. Also, you can add a simple ring or a thin necklace to the outfit and you are formal, but stylish.
What About Business Meetings?
Working in a busy office means that there will be a lot of business meetings. However, picking appropriate jewelry can be tricky. The first thing to do is to define the nature of a meeting. For example, if you will be attending a formal board meeting where you will be speaking with senior-level executives, you want to be subtle, but still provide personality and character with jewelry. Small and elegant stud earrings can be a perfect choice for this meeting, and you can pair them with an elegant bracelet or a watch if you are going to make a lot of hand gestures. On the other hand, if this meeting is more casual and with your peers, your jewelry can be a bit less formal and playful.
Attending an Informal Office Party?
When attending office parties, you still want to keep some formality in your outfits. However, they can be more casual and playful, but don’t overdo it. As far as jewelry is concerned, statement pieces are a great option for such parties. Pick one statement piece (it can be a big thick necklace, a cuff bracelet, etc.), and make sure to downplay other pieces. Also, refrain from wearing a ring on every finger, because that will only look messy and tacky.
Jewelry trends, as well as office dress codes, are constantly changing. However, as a general rule, you should look at least semi-formal in an office and your attire and accessories have to look tasteful and simple. It is a business environment and none of your colleagues or you should look tacky or inappropriate. So, make sure to pick a bit simpler jewelry for your days at the office and you will look professional and stunning.
Disclosure: This article was written by a guest author.