Whether you’re just starting out in your professional career or are heading back to work after some time off, knowing how to dress in the workplace is important. Dressing appropriately for the office isn’t always easy, but putting in the effort really pays off. Not only will people potentially take you more seriously, you’ll also feel more confident in yourself. Grab these essential wardrobe items for your career wear.
A Good Blazer
If you only buy one item from this list, a good quality, well-fitting blazer is the one to choose. No matter what you’re wearing – whether it’s a skirt, dress, or pants and a blouse – a blazer goes with pretty much anything. It’s a better, more versatile option than a full suit, and can really pull your outfit together for that professional vibe.
A Button-Up or Two
Button-up shirts are the perfect wardrobe staple for your work wear, and with the right fit, length and quality, they can really make you look the part. If you’re only planning on buying one, go for a crisp white button-up that you can wear with anything. Or, show off your personality with a patterned button-up in silk.
Choose the Right Skirt
Career wear has come a long way in the last few years, and that means that pencil skirts are no longer the only work-appropriate skirt option. Instead, choose a style and silhouette that works for you and that you feel your best in. A-line skirts are a great choice and are super comfortable, and midi skirts are always appropriate.
Get Comfy Shoes
Nothing ruins a day like sore feet, and that’s especially true at the office. The rules for office shoes are pretty straight-forward: if you’re uncomfortable in high heels, don’t wear them! We’d skip the sneakers, but nice, sophisticated flats and kitten heels with lots of support are totally work-appropriate.
Get Creative with Accessories
Your work wardrobe doesn’t have to be huge. With a few basic pieces, you can easily mix and match to create new outfits regularly. Another great way to get the most out of these pieces without looking the same every day is to play with accessories. While your clothes may stay conservative, scarves, statement necklaces, watches and earrings are a great way to add personality and style to your outfit.
At Ideal Ladies Wear in Mount Forest, we carry a wide selection of career wear to help you look and feel your best every day.