Accessorizing is a way to spice up your outfits by incorporating smaller pieces, like jewellery, shoes and bags into your look. Fashion accessories are pieces that, although they can serve practical functions, are chosen to complement the rest of an outfit. Simple yet effective, accessories are the perfect way to keep your workplace style fresh, flexible and professional. Here are some accessories that can help you spice up your clothes for work:
Unlike other accessories, you’ll most likely need to wear shoes every day. Shoes at the office, must be whole. You must not wear sandals to work! They come off as casual and unprofessional. A pair of ballet flats or heeled shoes are the perfect choice!
A watch is a must for an office outfit. Wearing a watch with a leather or metal band is ideal for the workspace. This is mainly because they go so well with formal clothes such as suits. If you are going for a job interview, wearing a good watch can make the HR favour you. A watch can help you create a good impression. You can check the time on the wrist, instead of pulling out your phone, which can create the wrong impression. On top of being aesthetically appealing, a watch can help you become a better time manager.
Let your bag be your statement piece. A nice bag simply upgrades everything you wear. Different bags—from handbags to baguettes to clutches—are appropriate for different outfits and different outfit colors and patterns for work. If you have handbags in varied styles and colors, you’ll always have a unique accessory.
Necklaces and Earrings
Necklaces and earrings are the most used accessories. However, in utilizing them at the workplace, you must convey professionalism. You should, therefore, be careful with the type of earrings, necklaces, and rings that you choose to wear on a workday. Avoid wearing a dozen of jewelry at the same time. Instead, you should go for a statement and minimalist piece. A single necklace, ring, or earrings will look sleek and very professional. While choosing jewelry to wear to the office, pick something that will not distract the employees. Instead, it should be something that expresses your personality and style. Pearls and precious stones can work for your formal attire.
Even if you tighten it on the neck inside a shirt, or place it on the collar, tied like a tie or simply thrown over the coat, the scarf is the perfect accessory for the office. It gives color and life to the outfit, so you do not need any brooches or necklaces. A good scarf will instantly add elegance to your formal look. Printed silk scarves can add life to your dark-hued formal wear and during the cold weather, a cashmere scarf can be functional to protect you from the cold, and at the same time, add style to your outfit.
A belt is one of the accessories that you would rather not leave behind while going to work. Belts do not only serve as functional pieces but also as accessories that can help you make a statement. Whether you want to create a break between your upper and lower body or add color to your outfit, the belt will do a perfect job. Even if it is used at suits, jeans, pants or on the waist at a pencil dress, the belt must be smooth and thin, to get unnoticed. Its role is to support pants or highlight waist. You can not use branded belts with bows, glitter or bright colors! Avoid belts with flashy buckles as they are not suitable for the workspace. Try as much as you can to go minimalist on this. Buy black, tan, or brown belts with subtle patterns for office wear.
When choosing accessories to wear to the office, maintain minimalism and subtleness. Accessories for a formal space should not be distracting but, instead, make a statement. You can never go wrong with the list of accessories listed above.
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