OK, so let’s just be frank. We all want to look good because like all species, appearance is attractive … and it makes us feel good. Although, working from home in a pair of sweat pants and a T-shirt is comfortable, for some reason, getting ready to go to work is more energizing and motivating – do you agree? Off course you do!
This is a confession: Early in my career, I committed many office fashion crimes! I was naive and lacked that formal experience. That’s understandable especially for young professionals and graduates who have spent their college years wearing “disposable” clothing.
So with that in mind, here are some simple tips to remember when dressing up for business:
1) Prepare your outfit the night before:
Take few minutes to sort through your wardrobe and pick 2 looks you feel like wearing. By the time you’re up, your mind is already made up.
2) Invest in basic pieces:
Owning multiple White/black/navy shirts, pants or skirts is a necessity so take the time to splurge on them. High quality products will retain their shape and texture much longer than what I have been terming as “disposable fashion”. Looks good the first time on but for some mysterious reason, they fit odd after couple of wears. It’s like there’s some sort of a chip or program that reshapes the pieces after the 2nd wear!
3) Keep your wardrobe up to date:
Ok so you have basic suits made by X designer. Thumbs up… but guess what, cuts and styles do change over time! Consider updating your basics every 3 to 4 years. But if material starts to ware out, then it’s definitely time to go shopping. Don’t get caught in 1999.
4) Wear colour and patterns:
Oh there’s nothing worst that wearing neutral colours every day, 365 days a year. You spend most of your day at work, doing business and in meetings, spice it up a bit especially on a lousy winter day! I’m not saying wear an orange suite. No, but you can wear an orange jacket with a pair of black or chocolate brown pants. I personally love animal print and red cause I’m wild at heart. But office environment isn’t literally a “jungle” as some might call theirs, so tame down that look with a basic piece.
5) Casual Fridays don’t mean Traxido gala:
Think of traditional dark blue or black jeans, a quality T-shirt, chic shoes and a casual jacket.
And by that I don’t mean bling and chains. Think of what you are carrying in your arm and wearing on your feet. Did you know that handbags and shoes are the trendiest accessories now? Designers are competing left, right and centre on who’s going to make the “it” bag.
2016 brings an enormous supply of designs in every shape and color. Just visit the site of your favourite designer to see the level of creativity and number of styles. But most importantly, and as many know, there’s a level of etiquette involved in selecting handbag or foot wear styles for business. Unless you work in Fashion Industry or hold a very senior position, it’s rather wise and classy to maintain a low key.
Well, it’s time for me to head to my closet and see what I might be in the mood to wear tomorrow Monday!
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