Unless you work in a field that requires a specific uniform, we can agree that most workplaces today can allow us to be a little bit creative with our outfits. Even if you do have a dress code that, say, limits you to
1. ADD A MASCULINE TOUCH
For a simple button down shirt and dress pants combo, don’t hesitate to add a tie instead of a necklace as an accessory. Opt for a tie that simple, without any pattern that complements the colors of the other pieces in the outfit. Think about adding some heels in the mix and you’ve got the perfect contrast between masculine and feminine details that are sure to take your outfit out of the ordinary.
2. A STATEMENT BLAZER
We all love blazers, but maybe it’s time to add some new ones to your closet, besides the basic black/grey ones – look for plaid/striped or bright colored blazers. The plaid ones will give your look a more preppy vibe, while the bright colored ones will turn it into more fun look. This all depends on what your workplace allows and not, but if you’re free to try them out, you definitely should.
3. PINS AND BROOCHES
Pins are not only meant for backpacks. And there are so many too choose from nowadays, it’s almost impossible not to find one to like. You can either try adding a big, statement brooch with gems and an interesting design, or many tiny ones that complement each other. Just make sure that if you choose to wear them, avoid other extremely obvious jewelry such as necklaces or big earrings.
4. TRY WEARING CULLOTES
If the weather and the dress code allows you, try cullotes instead of dress pants or pencil skirts every once in a while. Not only are they comfortable and look chic, the variety of colors and designs will allow you to pair them with a lot of tops and shoes. So you will be able to build both business casual outfits with flats or sneakers and more formal ones with platforms or heels.
Sometimes all you need for a specific outfit to look more put together and unique is only one subtle accessory such as glasses. If you don’t usually wear a prescription pair or if you are a contact wearer, search in stores for prescription-free ones that have a delicate frame to complement your face. Wear them with a sleek hairstyle and a pantsuit for an outfit that will definitely attract looks.
6. ADD A FUNKY BAG
Every fashionista knows that the bag is a vital part of an outfit, and having one that attracts looks paired with a simple outfit is a quick solution to brighten your look. The ones with fun prints, transparent, or animal-shaped are such examples (you can even try bucket bags, even thought they might not be the most practical, they can work If you don’t have a lot of stuff to carry around)