Carry yourself in style to work this season! Here are some great tips to help you achieve that work chic look.
1. Get it tailored right
Yes, yes, we get it. You’re lazy. We are too. But if you wish to look your best, you need to make that extra effort and GO TO THE TAILOR! Whether it is that pencil skirt, that formal dress or even that cute kurta of yours, get it altered to fit you perfectly. Those little adjustments to your clothing will make a huge difference, trust us.
2. Stock up on work staples
A pencil skirt, a tailored dress, a pair of slim fit formal trousers, a fitted blazer, a white formal shirt – these are your work essentials. If you don’t have these, get them! You can mix and match them with anything. Go for greys, blacks and beiges for versatility. You can also experiment with pastel shades for a softer effect.
3. Infuse the latest trends
Make your work look interesting by playing with what’s in style at the moment. Stripes are a rage, so go for pinstriped trousers or striped blazers. Exchange your regular trousers for a pair of culottes. You could choose to add a statement neck-piece with your formal shirt to make it stand out. But don’t go over-the-top, play it smart and just add one trendy piece to stand out.
4. Add a pop of colour
The colour palette of your work wear is usually limited to colours like black, navy, grey, beige, etc. Step out a little bit by infusing some colour. Add a dash of colour with a bright coloured bag, a printed shirt or a quirky jacket. Watch your fashion quotient soar with this simple action.
5. Go for stylish accessories
Make your work outfits stand out by adding charming accessories. Go for trendy tote bags, satchels and oversized bags in cool hues. You can stick to browns and beiges or experiment with reds and greens. Your footwear options need not be limited to just pumps either, add some strappy heels, ballerinas or even boots to your work wardrobe. Use statement jewellery to complete your looks.
6. Add a cool jacket
You can look smart instantly by adding a stylish jacket to your work outfits. Avoid looking stuffy or too formal by picking up chic and trendy pieces. You could also fold your jacket sleeves to soften the formal effect.
7. Pick up trendy Indian clothing
Indian clothing is a great way to look smart and professional while also racking up style points. Think classy cotton sarees in muted tones, solid kurtas with mandarin collars, cropped trousers, indie kurtis and others. Comfortable and oh-so-style savvy, they will be your go-to pieces on days when you just don’t know what to wear.
While these are our tips for looking great at work, you don’t have to necessarily follow the conventions. You can look awesome at work even with a hastily put-together bun, boyfriend jeans and an oversized tee. But why not put 5 more minutes into your routine to look more presentable and feel more confident?
A dash of red lipstick, kohl lined eyes, messy side braids, well-manicured nails… they take very little time and make all the difference!