In today’s world, job and fashion go hand-in-hand. It is very important, almost a necessity, to have a keen sense of fashion and style. Dressing smartly for work or for interviews gives off a professional persona.
It is believed that a woman’s appearance affects whether she is taken seriously or is well regarded by colleagues and supervisors. Dressing in the right outfit and the right accessories may lead to many great opportunities.
The following are a few tips to help you get started on selecting the right outfits and upgrade your wardrobe:
1. Say yes to dress
You can easily wear dresses in a business formal setting. Choose dresses that are knee-length or longer, and are in a subtle print or solid color. A dress is best for warmer weather but should still be the appropriate length and fit. Choose neutral and solid colors. This includes black, grey, navy, and brown. Wear a slip under your dress for additional warmth. This will also reduce skin chafing.
2. Blazer is a must
Easy to style with any ensemble, any taste, age and profession, a blazer is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Having blazers to wear with your business casual looks will make a huge difference in creating a powerful style. You don’t have to wear a jacket or blazer everyday, but on days where you need to lead a team, make a presentation or just want people to know you are in charge, wearing a jacket can make a much stronger impression. You can wear a blazer on a top or even a casual black dress.
3. Wear a pair of stilettos
A pair of heels speaks to a total boss attitude. These days, pumps, open toes or peep toes are ranking the top charts in women’s footwear. Add a neutral coloured pump to your collection as they go with any outfit of any colour or black strappy heels to nail a formal party.
4. Let the accessories do the talking
Accessories can make an outfit extraordinary. Learning the basic rules for accessorizing will help you bring out the best features of your wardrobe. If your wardrobe has a lot of neutrals like black, white, beige, olive or navy, accessorizing gives you a chance to play with fun colors and give your outfits a boost. Investing in wholesale accessories is a great way to save some money.
5. Comfort in style
Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it fits you comfortably. Being comfortable in an outfit brings out the confidence. Wearing clothes that fit you at your weight and height will make you feel better about the way you look, even if the clothes are not the ideal size you want to be.
6. Low makeup is the new high
Makeup in the workplace should not make you stand out and should reflect restraint and class. In general, you should apply natural-looking makeup and use only clear nail polish. Use subtle makeup colors to accentuate your eyes and lips. This will bring attention to them and help you to communicate with others.
Other than these tips, you can also carry the boss-lady attitude outside your office by wearing a powerlifting apparel to your gym or a black dress and heels for a dinner party. There are many options and you can experiment to find your own personal style.
Rebecca Siggers is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, she is also caught by the fashion bug. She has been writing for True Corset for sometime now. A traveller by heart, she enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.