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Styling within the workplace has become a growing focus of mine as I help more and more women know how to dress for the 9to5 style and curate looks that work in their workplace, at home and out at meetings. To help you in your quest for the ideal work attire and to ensure you make the very best impression at work, I’ve put together this article, originally shared with Business Studio London on how to have an adventure with your style
Would you like to enjoy the process of getting dressed everyday?
Why not come on a style adventure with me. Try out these tips in your dressing and outfitting to fall in love with your style and ensure that this year is your most successful and fulfilling.
The old rules of workwear style are softening and whether you love it or hate it your day to day can have a lot more variety. Rather than feel overwhelmed, let me guide you through how to have your own adventure with your clothes this year.
1. ASK THE KEY QUESTION
The absolute non-negotiable question before choosing your outfit the night before work or a big event is ‘what energy do I want to bring to the room tomorrow’. Are you there to disrupt, blend or support your brand?
Consider it and let your clothes do the talking before you do.
2. ADD A MULTICOLOURED JACKET
This is probably one of my most recommended bits of advice for many reasons. The perfect way to instantly perk up your wardrobe, modernise your classic suiting and ensure your personality comes through everyday. Tweeds and checks are obvious go-to’s and the options go from classic to wild to modern.
3. FEEL YOUR BEST
Don’t forget about how clothes feel on your skin. What makes you feel best? For a lot of my clients switching out their classic white or cream blouses for a flattering toned silk blouse can ensure that their skin is lifted and less tired looking after a long week, it also feels so much better against the skin. A little touch of luxury goes a long way and really will update a pair of jeans for you at the weekend.
4. SECRETLY SPICE IT UP
Life can feel a little monotonous at times and a sure fire way to add some adventure into your day to day is to connect with our sassy, naughty side. Wearing your raciest underwear on a dark and miserable morning, will put a spring in everyone’s step. No one needs to know, this is for you!
Dita von teese for Figleaves
5. SET YOURSELF A STYLE CHALLENGE
Having a wardrobe full of clothes you wear in multiple different ways, is the true marker of successful style. No item left to gather dust, everything loved and worn in multiple ways.
This week choose one unloved item and challenge yourself on how many different ways you can wear it.
How can you make it feel more casual? Smarter? More modern? What would be an unexpected colour to pair with it? What’s the opposite thing you could pair it with?
Get creative and have a play with what you own, there’s a winning outfit waiting to be found.
6. GO TONAL
Colour; knowing your colours and playing with them is a very enriching way to dress. Seen on the catwalk at Max Mara, Tonal dressing is all about wearing multiple tones of the same colour. You can keep the silhouettes classic and let the colour do the talking.
I’ve offered you a more feminine and more androgynous option here with pinks/aubergine tones but it works just as well with any other colour palate.
7. ADD SOME PLAYFUL TOUCHES.
Keep it sophisticated and elegant but let your accessories lift your classic suits and simple separates. Add colours you love, prints that get you excited, cheeky touches and unexpected textures like faux snakeskin.
The key style resolution I would encourage you all to have this year, is to go on an adventure with what you wear. Buy less, buy better, buy what you truly love and most importantly get creative!
If you want help with your style, to get clear on what to wear and how to wear it, I’d love to hear from you!