Dressing for the job while being able to express yourself can be a challenge. Many people want to be taken seriously at work, but aren’t sure how to dress the part in a way that feels intrinsically true to them. Does dressing for the job mean compromising your individuality?
Workplace fashion can be a complicated matter to navigate. As a matter of fact, what you wear to an interview and to work can have a huge influence on your success within a company. Every business has a different dress code, making it wise for you to do some research on the company before rocking up to your first interview.
I remember trying on work oriented clothing that I thought would look boring on me, only to find it made me look sharp and polished once I tried it on. It fit in all the right places, complimented my skin color, and had some subtle detailing in the buttons that resonated with my personal style. We have created the definitive list of the only pieces you will ever need to wear to work. Once you have these sorted, mix and match to your hearts content.
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The classic pencil skirt is a must have for every working woman no matter your industry. Find one that fits you perfectly and it will be the staple piece of your working wardrobe. Pair with a cotton shirt and loafers for creatives or matching blazer and pumps for more formal workplaces.
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Not a big fan of skirts? Some women suit a great pair of structured pants - but be warned - they can be hard to find. Be prepared to take a pair you love to the tailor to get them perfectly fitted to your body. We love pants especially in more casual work environments with a pussy bow blouse and a red lip.
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If you have a few shirts in a different colors that flatter your frame you are half way to a kickass work wardrobe. Opt for muted, classic colors like nude, black and blue and consider how they will wear with your selection of skirts and pants. Double check that the fabric is not sheer and ensure that they don’t pull across your chest and back. If in doubt, go a size up.
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A blazer is the cherry on top of any great outfit. If you are in need of a little extra confidence they can help you square your shoulders (literally) and go for your goals. We love additional embellishments to the classic shape like statement buttons and leather lapels but only if it remains professional and subtle (no glitter please).
Get shopping for your new year work wardrobe now and prep yourself for a promotion!
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