Dressing for Success: 3 Wardrobe Staples for the Career Woman

They say you should dress for the job you want, which is why many career-oriented professionals will have a wardrobe that encapsulates their personality as well as the career they desire. However, creating such a wardrobe is no easy task. Not only do you want to dress for your body type so that you look great and comfortable, but your clothing needs to suit your career and also show off your personality. Luckily, there are many wardrobe staples that you can use as the foundation of your career outfits. Read on for tips on how you can dress for success.

Luxurious and Classic Shoes

Shoes can make or break and outfit. Therefore, you should heavily consider investing in a few pairs of shoes that are versatile and elegant, but also challenge the norm. Life is too short when it comes to wearing boring clothing, so try to add an air of subtle unusualness to your career wardrobe.

For example, Maison Margiela boots are effortlessly beautiful and blend classic womenswear with an air of originality. This blending can make pairing such boots with outfits incredibly easy, meaning you can pull together an elegant outfit that screams professionalism. There are many types and colors of Maison Margiela boots that can be ordered online at sites like SSENSE, from black to white, to tan. You also have a selection of heel types to choose from. Such classical shoes can easily add a sense of luxury to your wardrobe.

Include Statement Pieces

While you may wish to play it safe with your work wardrobe when starting a new job or within certain fields, this can become boring rather fast. Instead, you should look to include a few statement pieces to your wardrobe if your job permits it. This does not mean you have to add a top, skirt or jacket that rivals the characters from the film The Devil Wears Prada, but the inclusion of a statement necklace, bracelet or handbag can work wonders and also act as a conversation starter with your co-workers. If you want to focus on other elements of your wardrobe, do not forget that you can always personalize your phone case or laptop bag. This is a unique and fun way to add whimsy charm to your outfit.

Invest in Good Quality Staples

Essentials and staple items can seem boring, but they can easily act as the foundations of every outfit. What’s more, if you are having a day when you simply lack fashion inspiration, are running late or do not feel one hundred percent, then throwing on a few staple pieces can make for an effortless and conservative outfit that boasts professionalism.

Staple items you should consider investing in include:

· A blazer

· Jeans

· Button-up shirt

· Wrap dress

· Boots

· Simple flats

Building a professional wardrobe for work does not have to be laborious. Rather, it can be fun and enjoyable as you try to create a selection of outfits that suit your career but also show-off your personality.

Tara Hooper
Personal image and professional consultant. Effective communicator. Transformation queen. Confidence creator. 

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