Work Files: Building Work Wardrobe Through Staples Pieces

One of the things most obvious in today’s workplace is that a girl can be both fashion-forward and professional. This isn’t the 80s where we need that gray power suit complete with shoulder pads. A girl can make a statement with simple pieces such as a classic pair of shoes, a wrap dress, a tote, and key accessories. Check out the options below for inspiration in building your own professional look.

Wedge Booties

This is an ideal shoe for women who want some height without all the stress on their ankles! Getting these boots in suede adds an extra level of chic-ness to the look!

Black Suede Wedge Booties
Gray Buckled Wedge Bootie

 

Dark Brown Suede Wedge Booties

 

Wrap Dress

This is my favorite type of dress! It hugs all a girl’s curves in the right way and stretches in the unfortunate event that you gain a few extra pounds.  I would choose a classic color for this piece like a black, navy blue, or maroon hue. You can use your accessories and shoes if you’re looking to have a little pop of color.

 

 

Key Accessories

Pendant Necklace

Speaking of a pop of color…I’m a huge fan of integrating color through my statement pieces. A long pendant necklace in turquoise or coral goes a long way in dressing up any professional look. Don’t be afraid to test out different colors and lengths to see what best fit your own style.

Belt it Up!

I was never really a belt person until Jane set me straight. A couple of years ago, Jane talked me into purchasing a black patent leather skinny belt from The Limited. To my surprise, it completely transformed my outfit. This is probably the best place to add color without it overwhelming your outfit. Once you decide on a color scheme for your outfit, pick a color that screams FLAWLESS!

 

Classic Tote

You can’t go wrong when you use a classic tote to complete your work look. Again, you can use color to dress up your ensemble, but don’t be afraid to choose the traditional black tote. A black tote is one of those pieces you can wear for years and it will never go out of style, so think twice before picking a bright colored bag.

 

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