“Do something today that your future self with thank you for!”
I have been feeling the need to post some tips about having great business style.
I believe that there are misconceptions about having great style for business. There is often a belief that business needs to be conservative, boring, and most importantly that certain colors and styles don’t work for business attire.
Well I am here to tell you that as a “non-conformist” you can look professional, still dress appropriately for work and NOT be boring!
The outfit I chose to highlight today is on the more traditional side of business attire, with the grey pants, black jacket and top. I felt it was lacking a little something so I added some great red shoes to add a little pop.
Here are some tips to help you as you consider how you want to dress for whatever is your business:
What is your brand? What do you want people to think of you when they first meet or see you?
If you are meeting with someone that is conservative, don’t wear something that is too bold – for example, steer away from brightly patterned blouses or even accessories such as necklaces (they tend to make too much of a statement).
Don’t try to match too many pieces in your outfit.
Add a pop of color to brighten a normally mundane outfit.
Accessorizing the same dress or ensemble in a different way is great way to create the illusion of a completely different outfit without breaking the bank.
Jacket: H&M Pants: Gap Black Top: H&M Necklace: Charming Charlie Shoes: Sam Edelman from Nordstrom