Office fashion varies across industries and companies, but lucky for us we work within a creative agency where self expression is encouraged. For those of you looking to spice up your work wardrobe or on the search for the latest trends, you’ve come to the right place.
A great outfit can make a huge difference in your productivity and motivation for the day. We all know that when you look good, you feel good. You want to make sure when you head to your closet to pick out your #ootd, you can actually work in it. Here are some tips for undeniable style and utility for the busy fashionista.
If you have to question it, it’s probably a no.
Unless you’ve seen your boss or co-workers wearing it, you should leave it for the weekend. You can keep your look young and fresh by ditching the traditional trouser for your favorite black skinnies and a cute blazer or blouse.
Meeting with a client? Dress up your usual ensemble with a fitted pencil skirt. This classic silhouette adds sophistication and confidence to take on whatever the day may bring.
Don’t overdo it.
If you’re a fashionista, people can tell without piling on the accessories and makeup. Keep it simple with one signature statement. We recommend a bold lip with a neutral outfit or adding a killer pair of shoes to an otherwise drab outfit.
Everyone loves a good statement necklace, but you don’t want to make the wrong statement. Layering dainty pieces is a simple method of adding the right touch to your overall look.
Play with patterns.
If you work in a more business casual environment, there’s some room to add some personality with patterns. Florals, polka-dots and stripes are workplace fashion staples. Pro Tip: If you’re going to mix patterns, pair a delicate pattern with a bold one.
Style vs. Comfort
If you can’t actually work it in, don’t wear it. It’s important to find the balance between looking your best and actually being able to do the job you were hired to do. If you’re an event planner, comfortable shoes are a must, opt for flats or a pair of wedges (unless you have superhuman powers and can rock heels for eights hours straight).
Casual Friday doesn’t mean you can roll out of bed and waltz into the office in your pajamas. Keep your office culture in mind when selecting your end of the week outfit. Denim is generally a-okay and swapping out your heels for some flats is a great alternative.
Just remember, nothing completes an outfit better than a confident and positive demeanor. Look great, feel great and get ready to rock your work day.