Office Attire That’s Trendy & Stylish? Indeed.
We’ve got to be honest here. It is darn difficult sometimes to be the trendy and stylish power women we are in an office that enforces “business dress code”. Some offices are a lot more lenient but we’ve heard some horror stories of office attire that had to be: black/blue/grey, blazer mandatory, minimal accessories, no loud features… basically, a very mood-killing outfit. What we look like on the outside often represents how we’re feeling on the inside. That’s why they call it “personal” style. Hello! So a strict dress code on office attire like that just sends us into rage.
Of course, there is something to be said about looking professional. The last thing you want is looking like you stepped right out of the Coachella music festival or that you just rolled out of bed. No, definitely not. Especially if you’re looking for that raise or promotion. The truth is that perception is everything and being a woman that is well put together, stylish, strong, and smart looking is sometimes a tough feat. You know those days where all you want to do is put your hair in a bun and wear sweat pants? Yeah, extremely tough on those days.
Achieving this balance and portraying all these different things in your office attire wardrobe may take some careful planning. At the end of the day, you want to feel confident and comfortable. It will translate to your work, we swear on it. And, despite popular belief, your office attire can be trendy and stylish while still looking “dress code”. We pulled some ideas below!
How do you tackle “office dress code”?
Class In Black
Sometimes, there is absolutely nothing better than a classic little black dress. To spice it up, try a piece that flares out and pair it with a chunky necklace and a pop of colour. This will keep your LBD looking fab instead of plain and drab.
DVF White Jaelyn Knit Dress, $425. TopShop Glory White High Court Shoes, $106. Planet Glass Beads Necklace, $89. Kate Spade- Beverly Road Small Abbie Bag, $398.
Rich and Bold
A floral midi with rich colours just elevates the look of your outfit automatically. Keep your accessories present but not loud. This tote is a nice touch because you can literally throw everything in there and no one has to know. On the outside, you look like the perfect, well-put-together lady, even though you have McDs hanging out in that tote.
Oscar de la Renta Bijoux Full Skirt, $1844. H&M Basic Blouse, $20. Franco Sarto Orlina Shoes, $115. Kenneth Cole New York Faceted Bead Pendant Necklace, $40. Ralph Lauren Tate Leather Shopper, $178.
Especially if you’ve got some wiggle room in your dress code, a dress with a bright print will make you known. Make sure you let your statement piece do the talking though. So pair it with muted and extremely understated accessories.
Chic in Comfort
That day that you want to look fresh but not wear anything too restricting? This is definitely for that. It looks casual, smart, and still very on trend.
Power Modern Woman
This look has modern power woman all over it. You could trample some obstacles in this outfit (or at least it will definitely look that way). Those shoes with thick straps are also not only super cool and trendy, but also as comfortable as your grandmother’s loafers (shhhhh).
Vero Moda Matata Long Sleeve Top, $55. Mexx Twill Colourblock Pencil Skirt, $100. Steven by Steve Madde City Pumps, $160. Robert Lee Morris Semiprecious Turquoise Bead Leather Necklace, $125. Coach Baby Bags Tote in Saffiano Leather, $395.
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