It can be a challenge to know what to put on every weekday when you’re heading to the office for work. Keeping up with trends, while still feeling like yourself is no easy feat; which is why so many women are creating their own capsule collection and editing their work wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe will provide you with several garments, items, and accessories that can be worn together and easily incorporated with other key pieces in your closet. Therefore, finding a smart, chic, and stylish outfit for work becomes less of a chore in the morning, and you can concentrate on grabbing a coffee before your first meeting. The following are some ideas and tips for those who want a carefully curated wardrobe space when they’re getting ready for work.
Color & Patterns
A great place to start is with a neutral palette for your work wardrobe; monochrome, nudes and light shades will lend themselves to a wider variety of clothes and go together successfully. Go into store sales and see what shades suit your skin tone, so you can have a better understanding of what will not only look good paired with a black skirt or navy trousers but what will make you look as fresh as possible during your working week. If you have some staple items like skirts, trousers, a jacket, and a dress in plain, easy-to-match tones; you’ll be able to incorporate some brighter hues and lively patterned fabrics with an array of shirts, blouses, and tops.
Details & Accessories
You still want to reflect your character and style through your workwear, however formal the office dress code might be. Therefore, you could consider investing in some classic accessories that will last you throughout each season. Have a look online a see what’s available; you could buy pearl earrings for a feminine and decorative touch, or invest in a necklace that will add some subtle charm to your neckline and liven-up a plain dress. A large bag, that’s comfortable to carry is another vital addition to your work wardrobe; you’ll want something to hold your phone, files, tablet, and all your other work-related items, and something that will suit your style and blend with the rest of your wardrobe.
Shape & Silhouette
Clean lines and simple silhouettes rarely date, and they will flatter a variety of shapes and sizes. Remember that you want to feel confident and comfortable throughout each day; so save the fashion experiments for the weekend and ensure that your capsule work-wardrobe is only full of items you can grab and wear with ease. Classic shapes will also ensure that you look smart and put-together for every occasion at work and you’ll find it easier to add color and texture with your fabric choices. You’ll have enough stress to deal with during your working day, so take the pressure out of getting ready, and curate your ideal edited wardrobe; you’ll ensure that your mornings run smoothly and you look and feel great on your way to work.
Happy Wednesday, I hope your week is going well…