Entering the workforce may be one of the most nerve-wrecking things a woman will do in her life. There’s the excitement of beginning your professional career of course. But for the most part a woman can lose herself overthinking things.
Yes, even on the things she needs to wear. There is always the pressure of always looking professional but also the desire to stay stylish which can lead to overstocking your wardrobe.
Here are some of the most essential pieces every working woman should have in her wardrobe.
A blazer that fits well
Investing in a well-fitting and well-made blazer can be expensive but will benefit you in the long run. Having a good quality blazer can surely make anyone look more put together no matter what else they’re wearing. Blazers can be worn to dress up a pair of jeans and a shirt on casual work days and can be thrown over a blouse and some trousers for the days you need to look more professional. Not to mention, a well-fitting blazer will make you look more slim and streamlined as well.
A pencil skirt
Pencil skirts are everyday essentials for office workers. They can be paired with everything, no matter the season or occasion. Wearing classic cut pencil skirts can also lend an easy feminine touch to any office look. For versatility, invest in a pencil skirt in black or other solid dark colors. After that, you can add in one in a more bold color as a token statement piece.
A button-up shirt
Like the pencil skirt, button-up shirts are a classic office wear piece. They can be worn with almost anything and can easily make any look more professional and sleek perfect for interviews, presentations and formal meetings. You can begin by looking for button-up shirts in a material that you’re most comfortable with be it cotton or silk. Plain, white button-ups are the classic choice. But once you have one or two you can then invest in other colors or even prints.
Flattering pair of trousers
A pair of well-fitting and flattering trousers is another great essential addition to the working woman’s wardrobe. The safe choice are cropped and slim cut trousers as they are the most flattering for the most body types. But feel free to try out other cuts and shapes as long as you feel comfortable in them. Trousers lend a more masculine look to a woman’s office look.
Sensible, low-heeled shoes
High heels may look good but they sure won’t look great. And it would near-impossible to wear them all day and get your work done as well. Invest instead in a pair of low-heeled shoes that can give you some added height and style but not at the expense of mobility. When it comes to office shoes, comfort should be the number one priority. Go for shoes with neutral colors and avoid prints to make mix and matching easier.
A well-fitting dress
Dresses are a great office choice as they are an entire outfit on their own. Style them with shoes, a bag and some jewelry and your good to go. But not all dresses are created to be worn in the office. Remember to keep it modest for the workplace. Choose dresses that fit well and look sophisticated.
Make dressing up in the morning easier with these basic and essential work wardrobe pieces.