Do you ever wish it was easier and faster to get dressed for work in the mornings? Some days it seems like I go through 10 outfits before I get out the door and I did NOT wake up early enough for that to happen. Here are 5 tips to make your morning shorter and things to think of when purchasing a few go-to accessories, like the perfect heel height shoe that goes with everything, or a versatile sweater that you can throw on and stay chic when 'The All-Powerful Ruler of The Thermostat' cranks it down to 50 degrees in your office.
Creating a nice shape is a very common reason we like the outfit we're wearing or feel more confident while wearing it. At work, you want to feel comfortable and be able to move around, eat your favorite lunch without busting out of your dress, etc. A quick rule of thumb is if you have a lot of volume on top via a chunky, embellished sweater or blouse with a fabulous statement sleeve, go the simple route for your bottoms, like a pair of skinny black ankle pants
Accessorizing for work can seem like a daunting task. Your favorite statement necklace might feel too dressy and a scarf that usually looks great makes you feel like you're drowning in fabric. Think of your work accessories as a capsule collection that you rotate every few months. Some staples to include are:
- A simple pair of diamond or pearl earrings
- Pair of statement earrings that are neutral or a pop color that will match a majority of your workwear.
- Dangle Earrings that will create a subtle statement (these will dress up your ponytail/bun to perfection).
- A statement necklace that walks the line between dressy and business casual.
- A long necklace with simple charm that will layer with your plain tops, sweaters and dresses.
This one is simple. Never let your undergarments show at work, this includes bra straps and underwear lines. If anything you wear falls into this, it's time to purge it from your closet. If you take off a layer at work, be sure what you're wearing underneath also follows this rule.
Your feet (and your mood) will thank me for this one! A good rule to follow is, if you can't do your job in your heels, they're too high. This includes, thinking about how much your feet hurt, not being able to walk correctly and confidently, and having to change out of your shoes. Even if you can invest in one quality pair of matte finish pointed toe black heels with a 3.5-inch heel, it would be better than having variety--not to mention easier to get ready in the mornings.
We've all worked in an office where it feels like the temperature is set to 50 degrees year round. Working in a tundra can make layering an essential piece of getting ready in the morning, having an arsenal of cardigans that make you feel confident instead of frumpy will keep the pep in your step no matter the temperature. It may even be a good idea to keep your favorite neutral sweater at work so you don't feel tempted to reach for a...(gasp!)...hoodie.
Well, that completes my round up of 5 tips to achieve your favorite work look! For more outfit inspiration follow us on Facebook and Instagram @dearellyshop and visit www.dearelly.com to find your new favorite work wardrobe. Every item on dearelly.com is chosen with a business casual dress code in mind!