Remember the saying “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have?” Well, easier said than done on most days, we think. But it’s not impossible. There are plenty of easy ways to ace power dressing, whether you are working from home or office, without spending valuable time in front of your closet every morning. Try these ideas for office wear for women which will make you look and feel like a boss woman every day.
1. A crisp white shirt
Let’s start with the basics of office wear for women. A crisp white shirt is a wardrobe essential since it can be paired with anything and looks great. It is a classic, and you can never go wrong with it. Get your white shirt, and pair it with culottes, pants with subtle prints, or trousers, and you are good to go.
Shirt from The Label Life
2. Invest in a good blazer
A good blazer can upgrade your outfit in no time, making you look effortlessly stylish. Go for subtle prints and monotone colours to complete your outfit. Avoid too many prints or loud colours, unless it’s for a night out and the rest of your outfit is simple. The easiest way to start experimenting with blazers is to pair a printed blazer with a plain top and lowers.
Blazer from Noirde
3. Accessories enhance your ensemble
As little as it may seem, adding accessories to your look can really make a difference. Putting on a pair of earrings, a watch, layered pendants, or rings, can bring your whole look together, making you look chic and classy. So if you are running late and don’t have time to change, add some accessories, and you will be good to go.
Earrings from Aarka
Watch from Backes & Strauss
4. The right pair of shoes can make all the difference
One of the most important rules of power dressing is to wear the right shoes. Your footwear plays an important role in finishing your look with style. The right kind of footwear, according to your outfit, can upgrade your whole ensemble and make you look well put together. And no, it doesn’t have to be high heels.
Loafers from Mast and Harbour
5. A pair of wide-legged pants to pair with basics
As much as you need a basic pair of black, grey or beige trousers, it is always fun to play around with the design and pattern. You can opt for wide-legged pants to pair with a basic shirt, and you have yourself a chic and trendy outfit in no time. You can always experiment by mixing and matching things a little.
Pants from Postfold
6. An elegant fitted dress
A well-fitted dress is one of the easiest ways to ace the game of power dressing. It looks subtle, gorgeous, and styling it takes almost no effort. You can add some accessories and a matching pair of heels, and you have a complete look without thinking about it too much. Go for softer hues, and pair them with a similar shade of heels for formal occasions.
Dress by Faballey
7. A classy bag with no bling
It may seem like the bag you carry to work doesn’t make a difference, but it speaks a lot about you. A smart, classy bag that is subtle but catches the eye is all you need. Opt for something with minimal design and no bling to keep it professional and elegant.
Bag from Coal Fashion
8. A bold red lip colour
You might have dreaded wearing a bold, red lip colour all your life, but there is a shade of red for everyone. Red lips scream power and confidence in a woman, and who doesn’t want to show these traits at the office? So, find your shade of red, and wear it with conviction.
Lipstick by Revlon
9. Don’t ignore your sunglasses
We don’t always think of sunglasses in office wear for women, but eyewear is one of the most fun parts of accessorising. The right pair of shades can enhance your best features and add a touch of glam to a plain outfit. Find the right pair of sunglasses for your facial structure, and you’ll see the difference they make to your look.
Sunglasses from Vogue
You’re already a badass at work. Now you can dress like it too. More power to you, ladies!