July 29, 2014

Fashion How-to: Create a Work "Uniform"

I was recently asked to do an office presentation about "dressing for success". This request inspired this very blog post! I figured if the people in my office need to know about it, many of you would, too!

Although you may not be required to wear a uniform to the office, it may be easier to create a faux work "uniform" to cut down on getting ready time each day.

To create this mock uniform there are a few basics that I recommend having in your work wardrobe.

Slacks or trousers are a huge office staple. They come in a variety of colors and cuts to flatter anyone's figure. My personal favorite: wide-leg. I just feel that there's nothing more chic than a pair of wide-leg trousers and leg-lengthening heels.
The pencil skirt, another go-to office piece, is an appropriate alternative to pants.
Mix and match crisp, button-down tops and fun printed blouses with your pants or skirts to change up your look each day.
In most offices, it's best to wear closed toe and heel shoes (i.e. don't wear those Old Navy flip fops to work; not even on casual Friday).
Keep several fun accessories on hand to pair with each outfit you create. This way, you can wear pieces over and over again, but still change the entire look by adding different accessories!
Be sure to keep a cardigan or jacket (in a color that goes with pretty much everything) with you in case you get cold throughout the day.

Work Wardrobe suggestions & links:

I hope this basic explanation helps you create the work wardrobe of your dreams! I will be sure to include work-ready outfits in my blog posts regularly!

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