Looking and feeling good at work
Emulating well-dressed celebrities like Olivia Pope, Kate Middleton or Michelle Obama, can create a sense of style and sophistication, but it remains challenging to dress with style which is ideal for the office. Creating a professional impression amongst colleagues and employees or customers should remain a priority but there is no reason, you can’t achieve this with a little pizazz and personality.
Becoming set in your ways is the danger when it comes to looking and feeling good at work. Having a passion for fashion means knowing when to play with it and knowing when to walk within the lines. Looking and feeling good at work can be uncomplicated if you know how to categorise your garments.
The classic aura
A signature piece is essential when creating this look. Dressing subtly but adding jewellery, scarves, handbags, belts, shoes, hosiery and a striking hairstyle ensures that a statement is being made.
The casual business look
A bold look which exudes comfort and personality, but is perfectly suitable for the office. The casual business look pushes some boundaries, while leaving others intact, creating the perfect balance between comfort and professionalism. Use dynamic jewellery and accessories like chunky chains, watches and satchels with this look. Thinking of skipping the heels? Don’t. This power of this look lies in the combination of casual and elegant.
The glamorous look
A little glamour at the office is perfect, as long as it’s not overdone. Keep this look subtle but elegant with a touch of faux fur, animal prints, leather or silk, but minimise it to a single accent to avoid a look which is too fantastique. Glamorous office outfits are the perfect occasion to wear an up-do, chic pony tail or stylish braid.
Simple and feminine
Making use of softly styled hair, dresses, skirts, heels and delicate jewellery and make up, this look can take you from the office to a smart event, if need be. Subtle and understated garments which are feminine and sensual in strategic places are the hallmark of this office look, so combine a bold animal print clutch bag with an all-white blouse and pencil skirt or court shoes with a jersey dress and diamond earrings
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