We all know that choosing the right outfit for work can be a little daunting. You don’t want to look like you haven’t made the effort, but at the same time you want to feel comfortable in what you wear.
If you’re on a budget then there’s no need to worry, these few helpful tricks should have you looking and feeling smart.
Consider your day at work
For a start, consider what your day at work will have in store for you. Are you a Recruitment Manager? Will you be conducting interviews all day? Or will you be tucked away in the back office. Stay smart, but dress for the type of day you will be having. If you’re meeting clients and conducting interviews then you will need to wear a smart ladies suits with heels, if not then try to lose the smart jacket, but opt for a smarter style cardigan, or less formal jacket.
The Perfect Blouse
Blouses and shirts are quite affordable and you can pick up a whole range of different colours and styles to suit your body shape. Smaller ladies tend to find that they struggle to get a good fitting blouse, so look out for shorter length blouses that sit just at the hip. Also be aware that the smaller blouses tend to be darted at the waist, which will help you to not look swamped.
The Best Trousers
Plain black trousers are the cheapest style of smart trousers you can buy. If you are not sure on the colour then try alternating and go for a blouse in a different brighter colour.
The Suit Jacket
If you buy a suit (trousers and jacket combined) then chances are you will pay a small fortune for it. So how about buying both your suit trousers and jacket separately. Nobody will know that it’s not actually a suit. Opt for a plain black jacket to match your black trousers. Try to go for the same style as the trousers, so if you choose to get a pair of fine pin stripe trousers then do the same for the jacket.
Shoes can be a little different, as styles and trends vary, however if you want to feel comfortable whilst at work, then there’s no stopping you from buying a pair of flat black ballerina style shoes (just make sure your trousers don’t drag.) On the other hand, you have the choice of wearing heels that you feel comfortable in. Generally every lady has a pair of both flats and heels, so just wear something you already have. This will save you extra money on having to buy a new pair.
Every lady has her favourite piece of jewellery that you wear all the time. So stick to that, maybe if your budget allows, you can treat yourself to a bright necklace to inject colour into your work outfit. If not, then it doesn’t matter, people will get to know you and just realise that you have your favourite accessories on.