Dressing up for the office can be draining. Living in shades of navy, black, and gray can suck the life out of your wardrobe and leave you with a stale, dated look that doesn’t ring true to your unique personality. If you’re looking to breathe new life into your style, we have five easy ways to incorporate the latest trends into your work wardrobe. Whether it’s wearing a sleek jumpsuit or just a trendy pop of neon, there are loads of ways you can release your inner fashionista while maintaining your standards of professional attire.
Go For the Pop of Color
Wearing a head-to-toe bright red ensemble may not be the most appropriate attire for the office, but if you love bright and bold colors, don’t be afraid to incorporate them into your looks subtly. Neon is especially hot right now among the trends, so jewelry and shoes are a great place to start if you want to follow this trend.
Whether it’s a bright red blazer or a pair of neon pumps, color will soon become your best friend. Opt for shades that complement your skin tone and work with a variety of pieces in your wardrobe. Bright colors are well set off by shades of tan and black. Bold colors also are great for another trend: color blocking — where blocks of bold colors are incorporated into an often abstract design on clothing.
This year is all about prints. Animal prints, florals, and geometric patterns are all the rage, and you can easily bring this trend into your wardrobe. A blouse is an obvious choice, but if you want to step outside of the box, go for a printed purse or bag to accessorize your look.
Not only is a bag a must-have for the office, but a bold print bag is also a statement piece that can easily be taken on and off when the time calls. Want something a bit more subtle? Get patterned dress socks or add a leopard print hair bow to your look for a cute and fun style the office will love. Or you can get cozy with artsy sweaters that have one-of-a-kind prints.
Rock a Bold Silhouette
Gone are the days of a boring, boxy silhouette. To stay on-trend these days, a dramatic silhouette that highlights your shape is a must. Wide-legged dress pants, a cinched-in waist, and a bold shoulder are sure to turn heads and keep you on-trend.
Or go for the one-piece look. A formal romper is a great addition to any closet, and it’s incredibly easy to put together. Add your favorite jewelry, fashionable yet comfortable shoes, and you’ll have a to-die-for look that will highlight your love of fashion. When rocking the bold silhouette, it’s important to have the right fit, so you may need to get some personalized women’s clothing to rock this trend.
Dress Things Down
Who says the office has to be formal? These days, casual chic is in. If your office permits, rock those mom jeans with a cute blazer and white sneakers for an effortlessly cool look. Or even break out some joggers with heels to be street-chic.
On-trend doesn’t always mean uncomfortable. These days, looser pants, oversized tops, and comfortable shoes are taking over, so take advantage and work these trends into everyday office fashions.
Remember to Accessorize
It’s easy to forget accessories in the mad-dash of the morning, but they make all the difference between an on-trend look and something drab and dull. Today’s hottest accessory trends include retro sunglasses, bucket purses, and delicate jewelry. There are loads of trends that are in constant flux, but having a sleek bag, dramatic sunglasses, and simple aesthetic jewelry will be sure to remain a favorite in your closet for years.
The best thing you can do when you’re trying to incorporate trends into your office clothing is to be true to yourself. Everyone has a unique style, and you should let it shine wherever you go — including the office.