I may still be a student but I can’t hep but observe (and frown upon) the way many career-oriented women dress.
I see a common theme of starched button-ups, cuff links, and dress pants. The only apparent difference between their wardrobe and that of their husband is the black pumps and clothing size.
Yes, there is a certain sexiness to the androgynous look – but if it’s all you wear, you just might be portraying yourself as a dull and ordinary business woman- which of course, you are not!
I know many women may use the It’s-Just-My-Work-Look excuse and claim to be much more fashionable outside of work. Whether that’s true or not, the reality is that we spend most hours of the day, more days of the week, and – you get the point – at work!
Why not reflect the confident and successful individual you are in what you wear- and look and feel fabulous while doing it?
I’m not saying dress like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, but there is a happy medium between being over-the-top and dressing for work.
Here are some tips for getting out of your workplace wardrobe funk:
- Don’t wear white, black and gray all the time. If saturated colors are not your cup of tea, try out pretty shades like peach, cream and other pastels.
- Overwhelmed by color? Take Brad Goreski‘s advice by adding a Pop Of Color (or POC for the cool kids) to your outfit. Spice things up by choosing one bold color to add to your neutral look – anything like a blazer, coat, costume jewellery, or shoes. I love this Michael Kors handbag in tangerine – the color really pops!
- Don’t wear pants every day. Even if it’s just a few times a week, wear a pencil skirt or figure-flattering A-line skirt.
- Trade in your structured, starched button-ups for feminine blouses – and try adding a silk scarf.