If you work in an office or have a job that doesn’t require a uniform, you probably find yourself recycling the same few outfits each week or have a wardrobe that’s full of near-identical outfits. As a result, you might find that your work outfits lack some of your personality, or you simply want to make them a bit different without spending too much money.
Using simple, yet effective, accessories is one of the easiest ways to keep your work wardrobe professional and flexible, whilst also adding in some of your personal flare. If your work wardrobe is still made up of fairly plain essentials, then this is the perfect way to add some variety to your wardrobe. Let’s take a look at some different ways that you can accessorise a work outfit.
As with any outfit, it’s always good to stick to the basics. The same can be applied to accessories. Pick one piece as your main focal point and then keep everything else small. Accessories should always complement your style, rather than overpower it. A lot of office outfits are made up of basic and staple pieces of clothing, often in plain block colours.
Although they are simple, they are very effective, plus they lend themselves perfectly to accessories. Consider getting a simple, but classic, handbag to make a statement on your commute, or indulge in a pair of flats that are perfect for all weathers, whether you layer with tights for winter or wear with a maxi dress in summer.
One of the easiest ways to accessorise your work outfit is to add jewellery, but you need to consider which pieces work best for you and your outfit. Avoid adding too much jewellery, as this can take away from your outfit and leaves the pieces competing with each other to be the star.
One simple way to do this is if you already wear some basic jewellery pieces. If you already wear rings everyday, consider complementing these with a bracelet. However, bracelets tend to only work best when worn with short sleeves. Also, as your wrists will likely be resting on a desk, you want to avoid wearing clasp bracelets, as the noise of metal scraping across the desk might bother you and your coworkers.
If you’re bored of being reserved when it comes to your work outfits and you know it won’t be too much of a problem, why not consider making a statement with your accessories? One of the most popular ways to do this is to create an ear stack, made up of different ear piercings. You can choose different stacking earrings for each piercings to create a mix-match collection, or tie them all together by using the same metal. You could also pair a simple pair of huggie hoop earrings with a more dazzling daith earring, for example, so that you have a mixture of the two – classic and bold!