It’s also about fitting with the company’s brand and philosophy as well. But, not all of us are natural stylists and we may end up making a faux pas that could end up raising a few eyebrows. In this article, we’re going to give you four essential fashion tips for looking your best at work.
Master the Minimalist Chic Look
Knowing how to match vibrant colours and patterns with classic silhouettes is the best way to let your personality shine through while still looking sophisticated. You can always go wild with a few accessories, as long as it is counterbalanced with classic pieces. Feminine pieces paired with structured and crisp silhouettes is the way to go. Complement it with great statement pieces like a costume bracelet and a nice watch, well-made shoes, and a handbag.
Choose the Right Pair of Shoes
Heels are still the norm in many business environments and you should have at least a few pairs of high heels in your arsenal. Ideally, you should have one pair in black leather, one in nude and one in black patent leather. When it comes to heel types, ditch the pumps and try going for something with a thick Cuban heel instead for more comfort. Ankle boots are also a great alternative. Ankle boots like these are perfect if you’re aiming for a business casual look and something that will keep your feet comfortable the whole day through.
Consider keeping a few different styles on hand if you can. You never know if you’ll have to go on a quick trek into town in the middle of the afternoon or meet for a last-minute meeting with one of your clients, so keeping a few options ready is always a great idea. Have a combination of elevated heels and flats and make sure that you pick neutral options as well so that you won't have to worry about them clashing with whatever outfit you’re wearing.
Invest in a Nice Blazer
Blazers are great and versatile and can work in a variety of situations. They are both professional and comfortable and are great if you have to navigate through various settings. Whether you have to go from school to work to after work drinks, you won’t have to worry about being over or under dressed.
Try to invest in a few different styles and mix it up. You could mix between more relaxed silhouettes and structured shells and mix colours and patterns like pinstripes for instance. You can add a nice blazer to pretty much any blouse and trouser combination to make a smashing suit, drape one over a shift dress, or couple one with a nice pair of jeans and t-shirt depending on the setting.
Get the Right Handbag
When it comes to handbags, you should privilege substance over style. You need something that will have enough cargo space to carry the essentials - your laptop, pens, notepads, business cards, while still looking stylish. Some might prefer a business-y briefcase type of bag while others might prefer to go for an oversized, but still professional tote bag instead. What’s important is that the bag is big enough to carry everything that you need but not too big so that your small stuff gets lost.
These tips will allow you to look professional while still being able to express yourself. Make sure that you follow these tips if you want to make the best impression on your business partners, clients and colleagues at all times.