Whether you’ve been in business awhile or you’re just starting out in the wild world of office work and climbing the corporate ladder, one thing is for certain and that’s the fact that you will be wanting to look your best every time you cross the threshold from your home and into the office. It’s no secret that looking good on the job can go a long way to making a lasting impression, one that can help you climb that ladder faster than you think. If this sounds like something you want to get in on, check out these top fashion tips for go-getting businesswomen.
A Blazer Means Business
When it comes to jackets in the workplace and making yourself look even more professional, never underestimate the power of a blazer. Blazers can come in plain black, patterned, tweed or other styles and look great when paired with classic black trousers and white shirts, adding a bit of punch to any outfit. For a really classic but bright look, consider wearing a colourful button blouse underneath. This standard look is a hit all around offices and will always net you approval from everyone for being style savvy while staying business conscious.
Heels or Flats?
When it comes to shoes, many offices differ. Depending on your individual office and boss you may be able to even get away with trainers or runners in the office, but often this is a rarity. Some offices, especially customer facing ones will expect you to wear heels, possibly pantyhose as well while others don’t mind if you wear flats. When in doubt, check with your boss as to what is allowed and then pick yourself a pair of truly unique shoes that will really show off your style such as some Christian Louboutins or if you’re really feeling flash, a pair of Manolo Blahniks.
Dress It Up Or Down
Most offices allow their employees to ‘dress down’ on Fridays. Sometimes this means being allowed to wear jeans into the office but not always. Again, check with the boss as to what the deal is and go from there. If jeans are allowed, typically ripped, torn or otherwise altered jeans won’t be allowed so it’s the perfect opportunity to get a sexy pair of skinny jeans that you can both wear into the office as well as going out with friends at the weekend or even grocery shopping to look your best at any turn.
Hair And Makeup
Of course, what’s fashion without taking into consideration your hair? Office hair can be almost anything you’d like it to be within reason – usually. Offices with strict dress codes will sometimes impose a hair style specification as well such as long hair needs to be slicked back and tied up. Makeup should be subdued and used as an enhancer, although having smokey eyes is normally fine as long as you don’t overdo it and end up looking like a tutorial for goth makeup.
Overall when it comes to office fashion, it’s fairly straightforward and simple. Keep it classy and when in doubt, leave it out.