As a modern-day business woman, it’s important to find a look that will help you look and feel your best while you are in the office. Whether you are ready to jump back into the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom or looking to refresh your work wardrobe, you can plan outfits for interviews, client meetings and normal days in the office.
Get Suited Up
If your job requires you to wear a full suit, ensure that you select one that flatters your figure and offers appropriate coverage. Gray, blue, black, beige and brown suits are easy to pair with a variety of accessories, shirts and shoes to create different looks. Purchase high-quality suits and have them tailored to fit your body.
Even if your company dress code is business casual, don’t get too lax in your appearance. Opt for shirts and sweaters that cover your cleavage, knee-length dresses and skirts and well-fitted slacks. Make sure your attire is ideal for in the office and meeting with clients.
While you may be tempted to wear statement necklaces in the office and stylish bangles, keep your accessories simple. Small stud earrings, a delicate necklace and a watch are ideal accessories. If you work in a creative industry like design or advertising, you may be able to take more risks with your accessory selections.
Explore Your Natural Beauty
Use makeup to enhance your features, but don’t overdo it by selecting bright-colored makeup that’s more appropriate for a night on the town. Light lip gloss, a touch of blush and a dash of mascara are enough to get your face office-ready. Maintain neat, groomed eyebrows to give your face a fresh look. Avoid hairstyles that cover your face; buns and pulled-back ponytails are classic looks for work.
Don’t Skip the Mani
From shaking hands with executives to presenting ideas at meetings, your hands are constantly on display at the office. Schedule regular manicure appointments and keep your nails short, neat and presentable. Choose clear, a French manicure or light colors.
Watch for Scuffs
Shoes can make or break an outfit and the condition of your shoes can send a big message to colleagues and clients. Check your heels for wear and tear and ensure that there are no scuff marks. Use shoe polish to cover scuffs and go to your local shoe repair shop to have worn-out heels repaired.
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