Chic Professionalism: Get The Office Look

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could just work from home? You’d never have to get dressed in the morning! Unfortunately, though, not many of us have that luxury, though, as the majority of us are in full-time employment and are required to go into an office every day. Not only that, though, but even those out there who do work from home will be well aware that working in your PJs all day isn’t going to cut it. After all, even freelancers need to leave the house for meetings some days too!

So, whether you work from home or work in an office, you need to ensure that you are always dressed for success. Dressing professionally can help increase your chances of a promotion and will also ensure you’re taking more seriously in the workspace. Here are some tips that can help you get your office look just right.

Go For Tailored Clothes

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In a classic maritime colour palette, timeless stripes have been anchored
as the season’s must-have print for urban to work settings.

First of all, you need to think about the actual types of clothes that you wear. Even though most offices these days have a smart-casual dress code, it’s still best to try to stick to the smarter end of the scale. That way, you’ll stand out from the others around you, and will be more memorable when your boss is trying to think of someone to promote. So, go for some tailored clothes. It doesn’t have to be a stiff suit, but you will be amazed at how great a tailored shirt or blouse looks on you.

Keep Jewellery Discreet

Keep Jewellery Discreet
Keep Jewellery Discreet – Credit: Mimco

When it comes to jewellery at work, it’s best to not go over the top if you are in a conservative workplace. In fact, some workplaces may not be happy with you wearing more than studs in your ears and any wedding or engagement rings. If you are allowed to wear more, then try to keep things discrete. Otherwise, you might find that your jewelry can be quite distracting and could take the focus away from the rest of your outfit

Cover Up Tattoos if you are in a super conservative office

Some workplaces are very conservative and may look down on people who chose to get tattoos. If you do want to get a tattoo them, ideally, it needs to be somewhere where it can be easily covered up. For instance, on your shoulder or leg so that there is always some clothing over it. Some workplaces may not allow their employees to show tattoos and, if you do have a visible one, the tattoo removal cost may be too high for you. So, don’t risk being made unemployable because of your tattoos – if you do want one, make sure it can be easily covered up. If you work in advertising or media this is probably not an issue.

Shoes Should Be Comfortable

Even if you carry out most of your work at a desk, you still need to prioritise comfort over style when it comes to your shoes. Otherwise, you might find that you end your working day in pain and with blisters. Don’t feel like you have to wear high heels if you don’t want to – I’m sure your feet will thank you for it! 

Work Shoe Tip: Get a pair of comfy ballet flats to wear to and from work, and save your power heels for meetings and around the office.

So, there you have it – you can be both chic and professional in the workplace!

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