When you first start a new job, one of the main questions you would probably get in mind is: what should I wear?. As we all know, the first impression is the most important, this could define what people think about you and the way they treat you.
The first impression is not only about the clothes you are wearing, is about attitude. It does not matter where you are or who do you work for, the thing here is SELF-CONFIDENCE. Wait… what? Yes, self-confidence; when you feel comfortable with yourself your attitude changes, you act more relaxed, friendly, and fresh, which makes people feel free to talk to you, get close and help in case you need it.
At this point, you are probably asking yourself how to get self-confident with what you are wearing. Well, here we have some useful tips that can help you get through this in the blink of an eye, keeping in mind that we are talking about work and office lifestyle.
WORK OUTFITS FOR WOMEN, SOME TIPS:
- Use neutral colors
If you don´t have to wear a uniform at work, you have tons of options. Start with the basics; neutral colors, these are almost always the right option to any situation, and work is not an exception. (They also go well with almost every type of body).
First, remember what we mean with “neutral colors” we are talking basically about black, gray, brown, beige, and white, but also about the olive, navy, light pink, and light blue (see picture below). It can be in muted solids or prints, you can play with textures too, so you get a different look and not so “basic”.
[You could also choose a seasonal palette to create a fall wardrobe ]
(view the complete outfits below)
- Use a few bright colors
If the glove doesn't fit, don't wear it. (Ok! that's not what they meant). Anyway, the point is that not everybody feels comfortable wearing neutral colors.
You know we are all about being authentic. If you don't feel like yourself using neutrals, then you can introduce some bright colors. They will give some life to your outfit, and when combined right, you will shine with style like you are supposed to.
(view the complete outfits below)
- Pick some wardrobe essentials
For sure, you don’t need to have a huge closet full of different clothes to make cool outfits for work, in fact, the idea is to have some “wardrobe essentials” you can mix in many different ways!
For example, you can choose gray and brown pants, then a few blouses in light, neutral colors, and just switch them in different outfits that you can complete with some accessories.
You can mix basic outfits with some statement pieces and make such a difference. Spicing up basic outfits with statement earrings is a great strategy that will place all the attention in your face.
- Don't stack your statement pieces up
Remember to distribute your statement pieces on your outfit. (don't wear too many things around your face, or your hands):
Statement Earrings + Statement Necklace --> Wrong
Statement Earrings + Big Bold belt --> Right
Statement Earrings + Statement Ring --> Right
Statement Ring + Big bracelets --> Wrong
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WORK OUTFITS. SOME RULES TO FOLLOW:
I know that combining neutrals can be safe, but where is the fun in that? Experimenting with new things is always a must, but in professional areas, you need to be careful.
I mean, if you already feel confident with yourself and you want to try something more powerful, you just have to follow a couple of rules to let your spirit shine bright without getting in trouble with your boss or getting known as the office´s new clown.
- Wear shoes that let you walk around and stand up without looking like a baby born Bambi.
- The skirts are nice, but remember, you are at work, not at the nightclub. Do always look for the knee-length ones.
- Talking about blouses is not that complicated, but important; try to avoid transparencies and plunging necklines. We want your colleges to talk to your face.
- And remember; complete any outfit with some cute Statement Earrings to keep it gorgeous.
15 IDEAS FOR WORK OUTFITS USING MOSTLY NEUTRAL COLORS.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #1. DARK NEUTRALS.
Using the darkest neutral colors (khaki, olive, charcoal, black) seems like a good idea, it gives a classy touch.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #2. LIGHT NEUTRALS.
Using the light neutral colors (ivory, cream, sand, beige) gives a fresh vibe, perfect for summer and spring
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #3. NAVY + PINK TONES
A well-tailored navy suit is a wardrobe essential. Easily combined with pink neutral tones.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #4. LIGHT NEUTRALS + YELLOW
A subtle yellow element hiding somewhere in your outfit could be an option.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #.5 LIGHT NEUTRALS + NAVY BLAZER
A navy blazer gives some formality to an otherwise plain-fresh outfit.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #6. DARK PANTS + BEIGE TOP
Having a few dark neutral pants that can be easily combined with light tops will make your life easier. Combine chunky bracelets and statement earrings, it will enhance considerably your outfit.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #7. BLACK AND WHITE OUTFITS
You can never go wrong with black and white outfits. Add a bold belt and some statement earrings to spice up your outfit.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #8. TWEED PANTS + WHITE BLOUSE
If you feel like wearing something elegant, stylish, and classic at the same time this is the perfect option.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #9. BEIGE + EMERALD GREEN
Beige pants are part of your wardrobe essentials, and slouchys are currently trending. They can be easily be combined with different green tones.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #10.BEIGE + PRINTS
You can combine an elegant beige suit with some prints of the same tone. It will look so stylish
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #11.CHARCOAL + MUSTARD + RED + BLUE
This is a daring combination but successfully achieved. If you have a colorful bag, let it guide your outfit. Add one more neutral color ( like charcoal in this case). It will look sassy but within the professional boundaries
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #12. BEIGE + MINT GREEN
This outfit proves that beige go so well with many shades of green.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #13. WHITE + KHAKI
Try to create combinations wearing soft and dark neutrals. You will be amazed.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #14. CHARCOAL + BRIGHT COLORS
If you want something more colorful here is a cute but elegant option.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #15. WHITE + BEIGE
Try this combination to achieve a spotless outfit.
IDEA FOR WORK OUTFIT #16. CARAMEL + IVORY
If you are wearing wide pants, you can use a belt on top of your blazer to achieve a stylish figure.
I hope you have a few new ideas to create a chic work outfit using your wardrobe-essentials. If you liked it, please share it!