Looking to refresh your style and turn heads in the office?
With employees in the UK being offered more opportunities for flexible and remote working, it can be tricky to decide what to wear when you venture into the office. Should you keep it casual like you do at home, or commit to professional, smart-looking attire instead?
Read on to hear our thoughts on keeping trendy in the office.
Hybrid working: The wardrobe dilemma
Any employee already working on a hybrid basis knows that dressing comfortably is the easiest option. Once standards start to slip at home, it can be harder to make an effort with your style on office days.
To keep you motivated to look and feel your best around your colleagues, we’ve listed our top five corporate fashion tips below.
1. Start with self-care
It’s no secret that a fashionable outfit will most certainly boost your style points.
However, nothing will truly bring your look together quite like taking good care of yourself. A healthy sleep and skincare routine will boost your overall wellbeing and keep you looking fresh.
Create a relaxing place to unwind and fall asleep comfortably. You should also try to limit your screen time before bedtime, taking your mind away from the pressures of the working day.
Furthermore, once you know that you’re not looking tired, you’ll glow with confidence too. The National Sleep Foundation recommend between seven and nine hours of sleep per night for adults.
A great way to add a touch of colour and personality to any outfit is by pairing the perfect accessories together. A statement necklace, a buckled belt, or even a woolly scarf can help bring some life to your outfit and bring the pieces together perfectly.
Or if you’re already wearing a colourful outfit, we think that a pair of black tights could complete the look – and provide that extra bit of cosy warmth in winter too, without the need for a bulky outer layer.
3. Find the staples
In your wardrobe, having a good base to work from is crucial in helping you to create multiple outfits appropriate for work. Pick your staple pieces for each season to reduce the stress of making new outfits from scratch every time.
4. Work with shape
Whether you’re hoping to feel more empowered in an outfit, or you just want to create sleek, smooth lines, thinking about your underlayers can help you exude elegance.
If you’re looking for a little bit more oomph, you should find and choose pieces that enhance your natural body shape. Wearing clothes that make you feel good about yourself will be invaluable to your confidence at work.
5. Wear statement pieces
If you’d rather not think of entire new outfits each day for the office, try to invest in high quality statement pieces. These might be designer blazers, glamorous shoes, or cosy fleeces to help switch up your looks without having to put in too much work.
With a little bit of extra planning and thought, elevating your workwear is simple.