If you love fashion, you may feel a bit stifled working in an upscale office. The pay does help make the position easier, but if you have to wear one more boring outfit, you’re going to snap. Take a deep breath. There are ways to add color to your work wardrobe without upsetting your boss. Best of all, you won’t have to spend much of your big salary to improve your look.
Jewel Toned Blouses
Jewel tones always look sophisticated. Whether you’re pairing a blouse with a simple pair of trousers or also including a blazer, a dark jewel tone can add a wonderful pop of color. Just imagine a black suit with a silk blouse in blue sapphire. The key is to stick with a solid blouse and skip the cute prints. Your wardrobe will go from boring to wow in less than $50. Best of all, your boss will have nothing to complain about.
Sexy High Heels
Chances are your boss won’t go for animal print high heels. That’s no big deal. There are thousands of sexy high heels to choose from. A sophisticated look that won’t break the bank is a pair of satin wrapped high heels in a solid color. You can find satin wrapped high heels in every color imaginable. You can even match your shoes to your jewel toned blouse. Whatever you do, stay away from cheap, fake leather high heels that look more like plastic than leather. This is a sure fire way to ruin the look of your outfit.
Women love their handbags and chances are you don’t need another excuse to purchase a few more. A handbag really is a great way to add a punch of color to your work wardrobe. Even if you have to carry a laptop bag for your job, it can be a bag that matches your style. Visit your local upscale department store and get a feel for what’s in style. Then you can go online and purchase the same handbag for a fraction of the cost. Best of all, you have a bit more free reign when purchasing a handbag because it’s not something that’s covered in most work attire rules.
Jewelry can be a wonderful way to add a pop of color, but you have to be careful. Many offices have rules regarding the numbers of necklaces, pairs of earrings and even rings you can wear. With that in mind, choose pieces that make a bold, yet sophisticated statement. For example, it may be a bangle bracelet or a pair of hoop earrings with hanging gems. As for necklaces, you can have fun with colorful jewel pendants, intricate beaded necklaces or even a multicolored pearl necklace. Just remember not to overdo it. Too many simple pieces can make your outfit look gaudy.
Don’t forget the importance of well done makeup. Makeup is a great way to dress up any outfit. Unfortunately, makeup can also ruin the look of an outfit. The key is to keep it simple and focus on one area. For example, if you want to play up the color of your eyes, focus on the eyeshadow and choose a lightly colored lip gloss. On the other hand, if you want to put the focus on your lips, keep your eyeshadow simple. In other words, don’t make it look like you work for the circus. The best makeup applications look as though you have no makeup on at all.