When it comes to office and business wear, we might find it hard to incorporate all the newest fashion trends and styles into our wardrobe. Some trends just come and go, while business wear, no matter how versatile it has become in the last few years, will always have to be elegant, stylish and tasteful. From this point of view, business wear is indeed adaptable to all personal tastes and styles (and to all internal company regulations), especially if you don’t forget to add some timeless key pieces that stand the test of time.
So let’s see today five such essential pieces you should incorporate into your everyday office attire to look outstanding and forever in fashion.
1. The Forever Fashionable Grey
It is just a happy coincidence that grey became the hottest fashion trend of 2016. However, neutral colours will always make a go-to option when it comes to timeless business outfits. You can opt for a grey colour style-up from spring to winter and let your imagination do the rest. Midi pencil skirts, sleeveless shirts, or a gorgeous office dress in metallic grey hues, everything works. Consider grey as the canvas you can further paint your elegant office outfit on. Grey goes incredibly well with accent red, neat and crisp white and sweet pink. Grey can be worn in monochrome outfits or as a neutral background for more coloured clothes or accessories.
2. The Timeless Pearl Jewellery
Pearls are key accessories to spice up any type of elegant outfit and they make essential pieces in any type of office attire. The best thing about pearls is that they go with anything you wear, provided you style them correctly.
In the business environment, a multi-strand white pearl bracelet makes the perfect accent piece to speak about your elegance and taste. A simple, modern and refined pearl necklace can complement a power suit or a more casual office dress. Pearl earrings will take you everywhere, from your nine a.m. exec meeting to your nine p.m. fancy cocktail party on the same day. Keep in mind to pick a pearl jewellery piece in a colour and hue to match your skin tone and a timeless design to go with casual and fancy wear in and outside the office.
3. The Evergreen Nude Pump Shoes
Nude shoes have been in fashion for quite a while and they won’t disappear anytime soon. Nude pumps are perhaps the most versatile and attractive key pieces any woman should have and wear, as they allow a myriad of outfits to be created. Nude pumps go great with any office suit sporting a skirt and a jacket, for instance. They make an excellent piece in a jeans and T-shirt casual chic combination (remember they make your legs look slimmer and longer!) and they are definitely your must-have whenever you want to pull off a summery casual office look involving coloured dresses, neutral combos or pitch black attires. The trick in wearing nudes is to find a shade that matches your skin tone.
4. The Ageless Flat Shoes
We have to admit, working more than eight hours a day is tiring, especially if we have to stand or walk a lot. Flat shoes, just like sneakers, went beyond their casual street wear and entered the corporate world through the front door. You can wear ballerina types of flats at work and still look elegant and business if you wear them with the right clothes.
A pair of coloured flat shoes will make you look jolly, young and fashionable if you pair them with a more serious black or neutral outfit (think jacket and skirt or jacket and jeans). All black flat shoes will keep you comfortable and active all day long if you pair them with cool colours such as burgundy and mint.
5. The Everlasting Office Bag
Speaking of accessories, the office bag will forever be the key-piece women won’t leave the house without. The main trick when it comes to the office bag is that you should pick a very high-quality one which doesn’t get old. You don’t need to buy the latest office bag design every year to look fashionable and elegant. You need to pick one that goes absolutely great with anything, from a power suit to a jeans-and-sneakers combination. Think about black or dark overtones, leather, snakeskin, metallic adornments and evergreen designs. You might get a bit out of the box with a neutral shade or a spin-off on navy blue, cream or pastel.