The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears nor in the figure she has, but rather in the confidence she carries them with. Nevertheless, we cannot neglect the fact that it is precisely that outfit she decides to wear that helps her boost her moral and feel more confident. Casual Friday is certainly the best time for all passionate fashionistas to show off their style, but why limit yourself to only one workday a week?
To learn how to incorporate a touch of your own personality into a classic look and still stay within the lines of professional, check out these few ideas that we have picked up from some of the greatest fashion divas of all times.
Sprucing up the office look
In the words of Coco Chanel: In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. As a successful businesswoman, you have probably learned that the best way to impress your supervisors is to show off your unique set of skills. However, your readiness to tackle any challenge you are presented with comes from within and, believe it or not, is reflected in in your clothing.
So if you already have a classic blouse and trendy trousers on, opt for one or two pieces of accessories that have the power to elevate the entire look. Whether it is a bold pair of earrings or a long necklace, ensure that the color makes a statement.
As Karl Lagerfeld said, one is never over or underdressed in a little black dress. Don’t own one? Well don’t wait another second but hit the stores and get your very own LBD this instant. The beauty of the little black dress is in its universality and the ability to be suitable for any occasion, even in a highly professional environment.
Nevertheless, when it comes to dresses that are a bit tighter, they immediately become a huge no-no for many women who struggle with accepting their body silhouette. But let us tell you a little secret: Underneath such tight-fitting clothes is fashionable shapewear that not only hides your flaws but also accentuates your strongest attributes.
The Devil Wears Prada
Wanna be one of the clackers walking down the office runway with your head held high? Then make sure that you have the right shoes to conquer the world (or at least the world inside the company walls). Dare to pick a bold color that will make those funky pumps peeking out from under your trousers an absolute eye-catcher. Just like Dorothy could click her shoes together and travel through, what seamed, space and time, you can click your shoes all the way to a senior position.
Whether you’re a fan of pumps, stilettos, sling backs, wedges or sandals with ankle straps, the most important things is that you feel comfortable wearing them. Just don’t be afraid of the color or the pattern, as that is what will set you apart from your colleagues (or should we say, competitors).
Repeat after Audrey: I believe in pink. Would you dare pulling Barbie for the office look? Well, not the all-pink and glittery, but incorporating a touch of this fashionable doll into one or two pieces of your outfit. Try, at least for a day, to combine a classic pencil skirt with a summer-light pink blouse and see how this particular color tone suits you. If it happens that you feel a bit overwhelmed by the shade, go for a pattern instead: a more neutral, creamy tone that features a few pink elements- floral, stripes or polka dots.
A fashionable woman wears her clothes, not the other way around, so listen to Versace who advised never to be into trends. Never let the fashion own you but rather decide who you are and what you want to express with the garments you are wearing. So what is your way of saying fearless, capable and confident?