Unless you have the luxury of working from home, looking your best at work is of the utmost importance. Some have flexible guidelines and only need to be groomed and presentable, while others must wear business attire day in and day out. It isn’t always easy to manage, especially on hot summer days when you would rather be in cut-offs and sandals.
Most feel restricted and bored with their choices when it comes to business attire. It becomes a tedious process and it often extracts your personal style from the equation, turning you into just another office-bound drone. Alas, some solutions are here. Check out these tips for making your office style simple and chic.
1. Focus on separates and comfortable, stylish shoes
Separates make everything in life easier. Blazers, a-line skirts, trousers: these are the pieces that office attire is made of. You can wear them over and over in new ways and no one will notice. Same thing with footwear: each season buy a comfortable, yet stylish pair of work appropriate heels and you will be set for months.
2. Create your own personal twist
You might already be stuck behind a desk, so do you really want to be stuck with boring office style? Make each outfit your own and then own it. Whether it be cinched waists or colorful blouses, give each ensemble your own personal twist and become known as the best dressed in the office.
3. Don’t be afraid to re-wear and rework your favorite pieces
Most of us get in the mindset of not wanting to wear the same thing twice. If your wardrobe is extensive, you shouldn’t let beautiful clothing go unworn, but you should also wear what you love. Do not be afraid to wear the things you adore once a week in new ways whether it be your favorite pair of studs or your most magical pencil skirt.
4. Always plan the night before
So much time can be wasted when you choose your ensembles in the morning. Take an extra ten to fifteen minutes each night to pick out your outfit for the next day and iron what you need to. You will save yourself a great deal of stress and time.
What are your tricks for flawless office style?