Fashion & Style Tricks for Female Execs
Today’s woman is so much more empowered, and that includes her time in the office. Whether you are just starting out or butting heads in the boardroom, your look can say a lot about who you are and what you care about. But it is not always easy putting together a boss outfit. Your attention is often on your work, family, friends and so much more. There isn’t a lot of energy and willpower left to deal with your daily attire.
Dressing like a boss can feel like a full-time job, especially during those busy mornings when you are rushing out the door, coffee in one hand, cell phone in the other. Wait, did you even remember the car keys?!
No problem. We have five tips and tricks to elevate your look that require minimal effort:
There is nothing like a good accessory to add some flare to your wardrobe … and no, this doesn’t mean you need a giant statement necklace to bring your outfit together. In fact, please don’t do that. Think about minimal jewelry that will accentuate your current outfit. A simple pair of dangly pearl earrings can work wonders, and best of all you don’t need to spend a fortune. There are a bunch of great deals out there on the Web. Do your research and score yourself a deal. Sift through various online retailers before picking a pair at the best price.
2. Invest in outerwear
Thou shalt not leave the house without a blazer or sweater. Burn this into your memory. Although outerwear can mean anything from a good wool coat to a nice scarf, one of the most quintessential pieces is a good, tailored blazer. Don’t cheap out; you will wind up with an ill-fitting jacket that does you no justice. It is going to cost you now, but it will be worth it in the long run. Buy one good piece to add to your wardrobe every once in a while instead of stuffing your closet with cheaper, but unfashionable pieces.
Plus, when you have a killer blazer you do not even have to think about what you wear with it because it will carry your entire outfit.
3. Ignore fads
You don’t have to stay on top of the very latest trends in fashion to be a fashionista in the office. Simple yet stylish goes a long way. Yes, it is fun to experiment with clothing and makeup, but at work this can be quite stressful. Invest in clothing that is high in quality.
Think about what your style is and stick to it. And remember, there is a big difference between style and fashion.
4. Keep it comfy
Even the CEO of a major company isn’t going to be as productive as she can be if she is thinking about her clothes all day … and how uncomfortable those heels are.There is nothing that makes a woman feel more confident than wearing comfortable, stylish clothing. Gone are the days where you had to wear spanx to squeeze into a dress that prohibited you from eating lunch.
Wear what you want and make sure you will feel great in it until you get to go home. Plus, you will be able to wear clothing like this on the days when you are not working too.
5. Use color
Note the office does not equal mundane clothing. Ditch the neutrals for a pop of color every so often. Too often we see women who feel like they have to wear single color, muted attire. Lucky for us, we are not men and we have so many more options. Fill your closet with a good mixture of colored, printed and muted attire for any occasion.
Artile by Ashok