To a lot of people, dressing for work or for a corporate setting might be as easy as putting together the cliché work outfit – a shirt, a skirt, pair of pants, a blazer, a suit, a tie, etc. This simple solution, however, presents a problem within itself. Dressing in a monotonous way everyday might become boring to you, or even boring and predictable for your coworkers. For this reason, it is important to find ways to add a creative twist to your business attire every day.Dressing in a monotonous way everyday might become boring to you, or even boring for your coworkers. It is important to find ways to add a creative twist to your business attire every day.Click To Tweet
Keep reading to discover a number of ways to add a creative twist to your business attire:
1. Focus on one item
Pick one fashion item and make it the highlight of your attire. For instance, you can focus on a patterned high waist skirt and create an entire look based on that. This is one of the best ways to inject some creativity into your work outfit. You can always pair the “highlighted” piece with only plain-colored pieces so that the patterned piece will be the one to steal the show. Also, wearing just one patterned or highlight piece will make sure your outfit is not too busy, too boring, or over the top. You can opt for a bottom piece with some print, or a textured shirt. Your item of focus can also be a vest with bright stripes or a patterned blazer, if you’re in the mood to take the risk.
2. Add a touch of color
It is easy to fall prey to the monotonous and drab lifestyle of white collar jobs, because they are often in serious and official environments, people unconsciously begin to mirror that environment by wearing monotonous colors or dark colors that blend in. However, adding a pop of color to your outfit will turn it from drab to fab. If you’re a female, you can always add a colorful brooch to your dress or a scarf around your neck. If it doesn’t violate your dress code, you can wear beads around your neck just to make it fancy. You could also wear colorful shoes.
For men, the key to being creative with your outfits is in the tie. Most men have ten or twenty ties that are perfectly identical to each other. If you’re looking to add a touch of color to your clothing, you should start with your tie. Let your tie stand out, it could be a striped tie or a tie with animal prints all over it.For men, the key to being creative with your outfits is in the tie. If you’re looking to add a touch of color to your clothing, you should start with your tie. Click To Tweet
You could also switch it up with a funky pair of socks. Your socks of choice can be in any pattern – polka dots, striped, or designed with a motif. You might think that socks are an unimportant addition, but you can’t be more wrong. Socks are actually a very crucial part of an outfit and when properly paired, they can give your outfit a positive turnaround.
3. Layer Up
Layering is a perfect way to look chic and high class. However, you have to layer perfectly in order to achieve the right look. For women, wearing jackets over your dress or outfit gives it a sophisticated look. The jacket doesn’t have to be expensive. It could be leather or wool. The only requirement is that it must be a dark or earthy color.
The same thing applies to men. For men, if you’re not in the mood for a jacket, another way to be creative is by wearing suspenders and not just any type of suspenders but colorful suspenders. It is important to note that when wearing colorful suspenders, the shirt underneath should be a plain monochrome shirt.
4. Add a personal touch
Due to the ever-changing wave of fashion, most people do not have a peculiar fashion sense anymore. They just wear whatever is trending. It is not a bad thing to be up to date on trending clothes and accessories. However, it is important not to lose yourself in the midst of the wave. The best way to be creative with your business attire is to be original. You can add a handmade pin or cufflinks or a favorite jacket. You can switch it up by wearing your favorite piece of clothing (skirt, shirt, jacket etc.) You can be creative as much as you want but remember always being yourself.
Adding a touch of creativity or playfulness to your business attires is something that must be done in appropriate amounts. There shouldn’t be more than two to three colors in your complete outfit. The key is to wear one or two plain/ earthy tones then compliment it with a loud and fun color. Don’t be afraid to try new things and branch a little out of your comfort zone. The key to being creative is being yourself.