Business style isn’t quite the same as getting dressed up for night on the town. You need to be a tad more conservative, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. You still want to look stunning. Looking your best for a client or even a job interview can bring fantastic results and ensure that you are on top of the market. Let’s look at some of your best options for a fashionable business wardrobe.
Say Goodbye to Boring Office Style and Hello to Fashionable Business
Fitted To Perfection
One of the easiest ways to look great in business is to make sure that your suits, dresses or skirts are fitted properly. If they’re not, they’ll hang off in all the wrong places and make you look like an amateur. Or worse, too young for the boardroom. There’s nothing that puts off clients more than a thirty-year-old who looks twenty. It’s best to get your business wear professionally fitted as this will ensure it looks fantastic.
Shine Those Shoes
You can never trust a man, or woman, who doesn’t shine their own shoes, so they say. Although these days, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who gets someone else to shine them either. But you should because having glorious looking shoes makes you look professional and lets clients know you care about the little details.
Look for inspiration
I love looking at street style photos from fashion week and to designer collections to catch some fresh fashionable business style. This year I’m loving Stella McCartney’s collection that she showed at Paris Fashion Week for a take on fashionable business wardrobe options. The tailored jackets, camel-on-camel pairing and elongated blazers and trench coats are perfect for work. Not to mention Stella included my current obsession: olive green. Lately to work I’ve been wearing an olive piece with something black and a statement item like weaved leather ankle boots or over-the-top earrings.
Get The Right Accessories
Make sure you’re not taking a rucksack to work with you. Or, if you’re a woman, a clutch handbag. You need something that feels more professional than this, and there are a few options to consider. The infographic below has the complete set of bags, some of which are appropriate for office style.
Infographic Created By Welden Bags.
This ‘fashionable business’ post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard. Feature image via WWD.