This post does not only focuses on how to improve your look but specifically about also about your corporate style. So if you are stuck in a rut about what you should wear to work then you have come to the right place.
Evaluate What You Already Have
Something I have had to do myself because at one point I realized I kept wearing the same outfits on repeat. Although there are some new and barely used clothing items, they are hanging in my wardrobe. Waiting for what I refer to as “just in case” occasions or unexpected events. Which may not be a bad idea but I think one or two suits are sufficient for that purpose. Are you guilty of doing this too or is it just me? It’s not that I can’t find anything to wear but I wore the exact set of items for far too long. So since I have found a way to tackle this issue I decided to write this post. As a reminder to myself and also it may be beneficial to you, reading this post right now. After you have evaluated everything in your closet its time to get the ball rolling.
Get Rid Of Old Pieces
If you know you are never going to wear those pieces again or if they no longer flatter your body. Give it to a charity, a family member who would have the use for it or to the less fortunate. You may also wish to sell them to consignment shops to earn a little extra cash. Leaving them there only makes the situation worse because you are unable to see and use the good pieces. Get in the habit of occasionally getting rid of clothing that you no longer use or bring you joy.
Start With The Basics
Every working individual should have at least some the following basics as part of their corporate look:
Judith & Charles Dress. Was $550 Now on sale for $330
Accessorize with the following FUN items:
Ballet Flats / Loafers
My Favourite Picks:
Eleanor Faux Leather Satchel with Faux Fur Pom on sale for only $54
Steve Madden Sandal on sale for only $48
Kate Spade Crystal Earrings on sale for only $47
Cole Haan Red Pumps on sale for only $72
Trademark Leather Tote on sale for only $
Karl Lagerfeld Paris Embellished Pump on sale for only $81
Any of the items listed above would elevate the simplest outfit effortlessly. How formal or casual you finish off the look depends on your place of employment and the field that you work in. That also means that some of them may not be work appropriate. If you already have these basics then there is absolutely no reason to buy new clothing and accessories.
Mix And Match
You do not literally have to wear matching blazers and pants suits all the time. Find creative ways to mix and match with shirts, skirts, and blouses and wear them interchangeably.
Sam Edelman Loafers on sale for only $70
Michael Kors Open Toe Sandal on sale for only $65
Givenchy crystal earrings for only $48
Rebecca Minkoff Bag on sale for only $137
Invest In Timeless Pieces
I always say invest in timeless pieces because they are the best investment you can make for yourself. You do not have to worry about what is in style or not as they would take you from season to season.
These are my 6 tips on how to improve your look from boring to chic. They can also be applied to your personal style outside of the corporate world.