Ever wonder what makes some office outfits so chic, compared to just plain boring? Let’s face it, some office attire can be dowdy and unfashionable. It’s easy to get into a rut of dressing in the same old same old suit, but it’s just as easy to add a few touches that take your work wear up to office chic.
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Here are three simplistic ways to dress office chic:
1. Add some color/ and or patterns. This hot pink blazer is one of my favorite office pieces. If you are a regular reader, you’be probably figured that out. This blazer has been featured several times recently. If you are new, welcome! I’m all about wearing what I have and showing you how to remix a closet versus always buying something new. I have never really thought about wearing this top and blazer together but the liner to this blazer is a grey stripe and it made me think about this top. This outfit happened on one of those morning when I broke one of my own rules for always looking put together and had nothing planned. I was rummaging through the closet and the blazer and the color of the liner caught my eye.
2. Create your outfits from separates vs matching suits. I have nothing against matching suits and they can be a lifesaver when you need to get out the door quick without thinking, and they can also be worn as separates. Separate pieces go a long way too in mixing and matching and give just a little edge to take you up to office chic over already matched separates. And it’s okay if something doesn’t “match perfectly.” Now days it’s more about coordinating than matching.
blouse- Loft OPTION
earrings- Kendra Scott
3. Use shoes and accessories to create office chic. I’m wearing a snakeskin print belt and snakeskin shoes in coordinating grey colors. I could have worn a solid belt and solid black or nude shoes, but the colors, patterns and textures add a little more interest. Jewelry with bold lines can also add to your office chic look.