4 Quick and Simple Tips for Looking Stylish at Work

If you;re a trendy person who loves to make a fashion statement and always look your best, you may be wondering how you can showcase your amazing style in the office. Perhaps you have just entered the world of work, or made a career change to a corporate office position. 

You may have an image of a building full of stuffy gray suits and boring shoes. But things have changed in the past couple of decades. There is no longer a standard office uniform, and most corporate workers have free rein to wear whatever they like.

There are certainly still some rules to follow. After all, it won’t be appropriate to turn up to a client meeting in flip flops and board shorts. But as long as you come across as smart and professional, you can experiment with different looks.

If you’re not sure how to conjure up a professional yet stylish look, here are a few tips to have you looking your best on Monday morning.

Wear patterns

If you’re wearing a suit to work, you don’t have to stick to plain blacks and grays. There is plenty of room to get creative with your wardrobe. Why don’t you switch out your boring white blouse for something with a more distinctive pattern?

You can opt for stripes, spots, or any bold color designs you choose. You will still be wearing an outfit that makes you look smart, but you’ll stand out amongst your coworkers and will certainly attract attention.

Choose the right fit

How often have you seen a business person on their way to work wearing an ill-fitting suit? Such a fashion faux pas can look incredibly unprofessional, and the wearer risks making a bad impression in front of clients and peers.

Of course for people with certain body types it is harder to find well-fitting clothes than others. But it is so easy to have your clothes professionally tailored to suit the exact lines of your body. Although this service comes at a price, it is an excellent investment to make.

Be confident

Whatever you’re wearing, an air of confidence will make you glow. Whether you’re presenting in a meeting to clients, or considering the benefits of law practice management software for solo practices, make sure you are standing with a smile on your face and your head held high. 

Style your hair

You don’t want to turn up to the office looking like you’ve just stepped out of the shower. You don’t have to spend hours on your hair each morning, but you should make a small effort to keep it looking presentable and stylish. You can start small, with a simple side parting or accessory like a bow or ribbon. You can try experimenting with different looks to see what looks best with your hair type.

By following the four tips listed above, you can make a lasting impression every time you step into the office. There is no reason why you can’t be stylish when you’re at work so take a bit of time in the morning to work on your appearance. You won’t regret it.


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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