Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dress Up: Updating Your Corporate Look

Aside from a trendy pair of ankle boots, what else is a suitable update for a thriving professional like you?

An infographic from offers a couple of tips in making your wardrobe sparkle as you make waves in the workplace.
  • Sweater dresses are great for winter. These pieces keep you warm and look every bit professional making it appropriate for your office wardrobe Wear classic pieces anew. Look for twists and surprises like a new cut, a plunging neckline or the use of lace.
  • Pantsuits are still the safest choice. Get an instant pulled together look with this classic piece.
  • Another winter staple for the office are wool or wool blended coats.
  • In wearing heels to the office, opt for medium a medium height. Getting it right can lend you that professional aura without hurting your leg or toes.
  • Blouses in basic colors like black and white are essential since they work well with absolutely everything.
  • Gray pants are every bit professional looking. Wearing this pair of bottoms helps to keep your look appropriate for the work environment. Pairing it with colorful or trendy blouses and accessories bring in the fun to your look.
  • Animal prints are not exactly for the workplace. But if you can’t help it, make sure to pair it basic pieces to subdue its attention grabbing capacity.

ULTIMATE DRESSING RULE: Mix and match the color of your outfits to preserve the sense of professionalism in your look. Make sure to balance bold colors with neutral ones to keep your outfit appropriate.

Here are more specific points you should remember when dressing for the corporate world:

Skirt 101
  • Mini skirts are not appropriate for work
  • When wearing a mid-length skirt that falls a little about your knee, it is best to pair it with flats of low heels
  • Pencil skirts are classic and versatile In wearing long skirts to work, make sure that you hit the right length. This should be somewhere near the ankle.
  • Having your skirt fall midway not look tasteful for everyone

Accessorizing 101
  • Adding on a scarf to your outfit is a fun and easy way to change your look
  • Acceptable jewelry pieces vary from one workplace to another. But as a general rule, it should be kept simple and at a minimum.
  • Companies that perform creative work like in advertising or the show business can allow for the wearing of flashier statement pieces.


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