Last Updated: 31st March 2020
The golden rule of office wear is being conservative, or to be more clear – moderate. Your outfit shouldn’t make you pop out in a crowd (your work should!), yet you shouldn’t fade away among your colleagues. So what to do?
Here are my best ways on how to rock your office wear:
Lace It Up
A lacy ruffle in the collar, or a hint of lace in your sleeves – all can make you look incredibly feminine, without branding you as someone who uses her feminine wiles to get ahead in her career.
Not a lace type gal? Not a problem. Just don’t wear shapeless outfits that don’t do any justice to you. You don’t have to be in the spotlight at work, but you don’t need to be a wallflower either.
Try office wear from Marks & Spencer – they have a really nice collection to choose from!
Wear Heels But Have Flats As Back-Up
Heels are the ultimate high. You feel powerful, and it just adds oodles of confidence into your walk when you go clickity-clack around the office. However, you can’t wear heels ALL the time. So keep a back up of your thinnest flats in your handbag, or a drawer in your desk.
When you think you have an impression to make, arm yourself up with your heels. And otherwise, wear your flats.
Also read: Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Business Wear
Make Up Matters
Use makeup to enhance your features, not hide them. And focus on one feature at a time. One day it can be your eyes. Next day lips. Third day cheeks. And so on. You be the judge. Mix it up.
Invest in good cosmetics to pull this off. Otherwise you risk affecting your skin.
Also read: Color Analysis – How To Choose The Right Makeup Colors For You
Pop Those Accessories
You shouldn’t wear loud colors, even if there is no strict rule in your office about it. If you love bright and bold colors, then buy a colorful trendy handbag for your office instead. Invest in some funky stationary. Vamp up your workspace, keeping your workplace sensibilities in mind.
Over to you..
Displaying your personality at work can be tricky. You don’t want to be perceived in the wrong manner, and you definitely don’t want to feel stifled in the work environment. So to make and keep yourself happy and productive at work, try my tips on how to rock your office wear listed above.
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