Question: What are some examples of business professional attire for women?
Answer: Channeling your inner style queen at work can be one difficult task. How are you supposed to express yourself in black pencil skirts and white button downs? When it comes to business professional attire for women, the fashion is all in the details. Check out these trendy twists on classic looks and get out of your corporate rut!
Full-on business professional
If you work in a more formal office, the clothing standards can feel a bit stifling. Let your true style shine through with variations of typical office attire. Trade in your standard black or grey pencil skirt for a brightly colored one. You can keep your classic white button downs in rotation, because let’s be real—those will never go out of style. Rather than your usual pumps, try these nude heels with a chunky ankle strap. To top it all off, add a bracelet and necklace for some subtle bling.
If you’re lucky enough to work at a company where every day is Casual Friday, looking stylish in the office is a non-issue. However, even in the chillest startups (you know, the ones with ping pong tables and happy hours that start at lunch), there are a few style rules you should follow. Try to avoid ripped jeans, too-short hemlines, and hoodies to maintain an element of professionalism. Otherwise, let your wardrobe run free! Try a fun printed top (like this gorgeous peplum from ASOS). Pair it with your favorite jeans—I prefer a dark wash for the office, as it feels a little more professional. Add a fun tote and some comfy slip-ons, and you’re good to go!
If you work in a creative industry, your attire is probably somewhere in the middle of the professional spectrum. So how do you find that creative sweet spot? Let’s start with this lacy crop top – yes, you read that right – a crop top (but cover your midriff, of course). The key to pulling off a crop top at the office is to mix it with more ladylike pieces. I love this lavender midi skirt; the high waist and longer length balance out this otherwise scandalous top. This turquoise necklace complements the lavender perfectly. A pair of flat sandals is perfect for this breezy office look. Throw your must-haves in a simple leather tote—and get to work!
With these looks, you’ll be channeling your true style—in and out of the office. What trends are you rocking at work? Let us know in the comments!