The novelty of dressing for work wears off pretty quickly doesn’t it? Once you’ve invested in a couple of basic pieces and worn different variations of these for several months, finding the enthusiasm to constantly reinvent your look requires inspiration that office wear specialist stores just don’t supply. Here we suggest five ways to spice up your work wardrobe, to empower you to make great decisions for everyday.
Shop corporate clothes at fashion outlets:
many fashion lines now offer a range of pieces suitable for work without the stiff materials, standard cut and colours and heft price tags offered by most brands that focus on dressing you for work. Once you’ve got the standard black suit you can pair it with a fashion top, with soft ruffles or other more on trend embellishments. Many fashion dresses, other then asymmetric pieces, are effortless office chic when paired with a blazer, black tights and patent black heels. Many Ladakh dresses and
Cooper St dresses have office appropriate hemlines and in quality materials that can translate to office wear with a neat jacket.
Invest in work wear with unusual features:
fashion takes on work wear staples will often play with just one element of an otherwise classic piece – think black dresses with sleeve detailing, sweaters with bead detailing or conservative dresses with sweetheart necklines. For more distinctive work wear, choose dresses that are subtle exceptions to that classic corporate dress code. Many of your favourite tops can probably translate into office ready when you wear them with a pencil skirt and heels.
Experiment with your existing outfits’ silhouettes:
consider how you can wear your current work outfits with a little more flair, to re-invent your boring office looks. Experiment with belts around your waist for a more contemporary and fashionable take on the classic suit, or wear a floaty top over a pencil skirt to create the visual impression of two skirts for your co-workers and clients, rather then the one staple piece. You can also experiment with using neatly folded scarfs instead belts for a more colourful and quirky take on work wear staples.
Inject some new colours into your work outfits:
to update your work wear each season, or just whenever you get bored, choose a different colour scheme to accent the outfit. By alternating through a range of colour schemes to update your wardrobe, you actually get better wear out of all your clothes because you don’t get sick of them. If you’re wearing a lot of dark soft colours, try a lighter colour scheme or opt for a couple of strong colour pieces using similar tones.
Accessories make and remake and remix the outfits:
if you’re not sure how open your boss will be to less then uniform work wear, and you want something you can stuff back in your bag or under your desk (for shoes and bag) then accessories are the way to go. A black pencil skirt with a white blouse can become effortlessly summer chic with some chunky turquoise pieces or sleek silver necklaces or earrings will create a cool, efficient look. If you’re so bored by your work wear, buy an awesome bag so that you reach the office feeling on top of the world, and head back out into the world with the same boost at the end of a long day.