How to Spice Up Your Office Wear + Essentials
Every office has a different dress code, but there are still pieces that I would consider essentials to any work wear wardrobe. Those pieces are:
- Dress Pants
Once you’ve nailed down some of the work wear essentials in your wardrobe then you can start to play around with other items you own and mix and match them together to spice up your look. Here are some of my suggestions for spicing up your work wear:
Accessories are the best way to step up your work wear game. Take a peek inside your closet and see what you already have to work with. Maybe you already have pieces that you never thought to pair with your office attire. Some things to try:
A scarf is such an awesome and versatile accessory, and it’s a subtle way to add more colour and pattern to your work look. Make sure you choose a scarf with complimenting colours to your outfit and it will bring your whole look together.
You can wear a scarf around your neck, as a belt, in your hair, or even around your bag tied to the straps for some extra detail.
A Classic Tote Bag
Investing in a good tote bag or workbag that suits you is another great way to step up your office wear. I personally have a classic black tote bag that can fit all of my essentials including my 15” laptop. A good bag is another great accessory to step up your outfit game.
A Classic Watch
A watch is another great investment piece that can subtly enhance your look. This is one accessory that really gives off that effortlessly chic vibe, and it’s perfect for the office and professional work wear.
Swap out the Usual
We often tend to fall back on what we’re used to or familiar with. Try going through your wardrobe and start pairing things together that you usually wouldn’t.
Perhaps try a nice knit under your blazer instead of a blouse. A sweater can definitely be work wear appropriate if you style it a certain way. Try rocking a knit sweater tucked into some dress pants, and paired with a statement necklace for a different look.
Change Up Your Jewelry
We know that a statement necklace is typically a go-to for office wear, so maybe try something like statement earrings instead. Opt for a sleek hairstyle and let your statement earrings be the focal point of your outfit.
Work in a Trend
You could also try to work a trendy piece into your work wear for something different. For example, chokers are really big right now so instead of your typical necklaces you could swap for something that’s a bit more trendy yet still keeps your look professional and classic.
Remember It’s All in the Details
Sometimes even the smallest details can really enhance your entire look. Try rolling up your sleeves a little bit, add a pop of colour to your lips, and make sure that your hairstyle compliments your whole look. The smallest things usually make the biggest difference.