Being the dreamer that I am, I’ve often pictured what I’m going to wear at my first professional job. Plus I’ve always been fascinated with putting something so polished together. I think that the clothes you choose – especially for this occasion – say a lot about you.
So below I’ve compiled some of my favorite work/office/professional outfits, along with a bonus hair & makeup idea! Enjoy & happy working! 👩🏻💻💼
Black & White
It all depends on your office’s work code. So if you need to be more suit-like or business professional, then a pantsuit or blazer and trouser pant would work best. If you can have a little leeway, then I’d try out a skirt or an embellished blouse. Keeping the colors black and white help the outfit look put together and not distracting. Plus it’s classic for a reason.
I’m talking tan or brown, gold and bronze. Even gray or a super dark navy could qualify here. But pairing say, a black pant with a tan jacket or pinstriped shirt (like you see above) can take your look up a notch thanks to the pattern/texture. Still appropriate for the office, just a little bit cooler.
Pops of color
I’d save the pops of brighter color (or busier patterns) for an office that’s more creative or casual. But if you’re allowed to incorporate color into your office wardrobe, then I’d say go for it. It’s a great way to stand out, sport a signature style and showcase your personality. Red is often seen as a power color, while floral is very feminine and pretty. I myself may throw in some turquoise or an animal print, but that’s just me. 💁🏻😅
Hair and Makeup Idea
•Stick to neutrals with makeup. Browns, tans, champagnes or golds. Or try a soft liner on the upper lashline for definition. Mascara and blush to finish.
•Hair looks best when it’s polished. Try a low bun or a half up half down ‘do. A ponytail, higher or lower set always works. Be sure to set any updo with hairspray so it’ll stay all day.
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” -Coco Chanel
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