I used to think workwear had to be boring: black pants and some sort of blouse or a suit and button up. Not that these options have to be boring, but when you can introduce additional pieces, pattern mixing, and color, the variety makes it a lot more fun to get dressed.
While office dress codes vary, there are so many ways to mix up your look yet keep it office appropriate- without spending a lot or having a huge closet!
It wasn’t too long ago that I had to figure out how to transition from a college wardrobe to business casual. Here’s one of my favorite throwbacks: a polka dot blouse paired with a herringbone skirt and neutral accessories.
Whether you’re just starting your career, you’re a mom heading back into the workforce, or you’re already a corporate guru, here are a few of my best tips and tricks to create a versatile work wardrobe for time spent on and off the clock.
In this month’s Style File for McKinney Magazine, learn:
- My tips on deciding which color suit to purchase;
- How to mix up the shapes of your suit pieces to create multiple outfit options;
- The tricks to choosing pieces that work on and off the clock;
- How to make a suit look modern and fresh;
- The key to pattern mixing in the office;
- Tricks to transition pieces from warm to cooler weather;
- What to look for when purchasing pieces to define your waist and create an hourglass figure.
Let us know: are you in the corporate world? What’s one of your biggest challenges when it comes to your wardrobe?