Walking into a meeting with confidence is key to success. And if you’re not sure what to wear, take some pointers from these style tips and fashionistas.
You need to balance out your outfit so that you can look chic and professional. There is no need for you to put on too many accessories as they will only distract people from concentrating on what you have to say during a meeting.
Some basic tips to know for your next office week:
1. It’s important to dress for the job that you want- not the one that you have! So don’t show up in a professional business suit if all your meetings are casual. If your company requires formal attire, then there’s no question: get dressed up for work! But if it’s not required, then think about how you want people to perceive you at work and dress accordingly.
2. If you want to be taken seriously, your black business suit has to earn the respect it’s asking for. Don’t settle for a basic black suit with a white shirt and plain ties- add some pizazz to it! Opt for a pinstripe suit, or even a tailored blazer on top of your standard button-down or polo. Forgo the boring tie color in favor of something bolder like navy, red, or purple. Have fun with accessories- choose one that’s bold but still professional (no weird patterns).
3. It’s important to remember that there are two different types of business attire: formal attire and casual business clothing. If you haven’t made the transition to business casual yet and are still required to wear a suit, then make sure you know the difference between both.
4. Even if your job is a casual environment, you still don’t want to show up to work looking like you just rolled out of bed. Take note of these tips (below) when picking out clothes that show off your style while still being professional and on-trend. Business casual clothing is designed to be professional but still give you the freedom to express yourself.
5. It’s not only what you wear that shows how professional and fashionable you are, but also how you carry yourself in your clothing. You want to exude confidence and show that you’re serious about your job during a meeting or even a job interview.
3 Business Attire Styles:
-Formal business attire : This is the type of suit that you would wear to the office on a day to day basis. Formal suits are usually made of wool, other heavy fabrics and are often designed to be worn with a tie. They can come in various colors such as blue, black, grey and white but they are most commonly black .
-Smart Business attire: This is the type of suit that you would wear to the office on a day to day basis. Formal suits are usually made of wool, other heavy fabrics and are often designed to be worn with a tie. They can come in various colors such as blue, black, grey and white but they are most commonly .
-Business casual attire: This type of clothing is designed to be comfortable and not too formal. They are more practical to wear, since you can move about in them without feeling trapped by the suit. Business casual suits can come in various colors such as blue, black, grey or white as well but they are commonly light colors such as khaki or navy.
Here are some things to avoid doing while wearing suit jackets during your working hours:
Don’t ever take off your suit jacket! Take it off in the bathroom or somewhere safe else where no one’s looking. If for some reason, you ever do take off your jacket, make sure it’s still buttoned up, with all of its buttons intact (including the one on the cuff).
Never wear your suit jacket while sitting down, unless you’re in a meeting or an interview. In fact, if you’re planning to sit for a long time in a meeting that requires business formal attire, make sure you bring another jacket or sweater with you to wear over your suit.
Make sure your pants are hemmed appropriately and are not too long (unless you have small feet). You don’t want your pants dragging on the floor. This means that when you take a step forward, one of three things can happen: 1) You trip on it 2) Someone steps on it and 3) It gets caught up with whatever is close by and the result is that you trip or fall.
Don’t worry about wrinkles. It’s perfectly fine to put your jacket back on. No one will really know what you did.
Never ever wear a suit with combat boots or sneakers . They scream “I don’t take myself seriously”. Your shoes should be professional but not horribly inappropriate or uncomfortable, such as a pair of casual loafers.
Now let’s back to your professional look during office hours:
You can wear anything that is comfortable and stylish at the same time. This often requires you to prioritize your comfort over your style, but you can achieve both with these office outfits tips. You can never go wrong with a pair of slim pants and a blouse. If it is cold outside, then add a cardigan or a cowl neck sweater to give your outfit fall appeal.
For women who have big busts, wearing tops with built in cups are very convenient because you do not have to worry about the size of your bust as much when looking for an office outfit. These tops are available in different colors and sizes, so everyone will be able to find one that suits them.
If you wear a business suit to work, then make sure that you have your outfit in order. You should iron your blouse as soon as you get it so that the wrinkles will be gone and it will look even more neat. It is also good if you add a pair of pumps or a higher heel for better presentation.
Women who want to wear casual clothes for the office should wear clothing that can be worn out to dinner as well. You can put on a sweater over your shirt and pants, or just wear a skirt and a blazer with loafers. Avoid wearing casual pants, skirts and shirts in offices.
For a fashionable winter look, wear a fur-trimmed coat, preferably knitted in black or dark shades that are appropriate for your office environment. Wear tights or leggings underneath and pair it with either heels or boots depending on the weather.