Professional Women’s Fashion in the Workplace: Current Trends and Style Tips
While all great outfits start with a great base (i.e. bras), we'd be remiss if we only focused on them! If you are going into an office environment, with perhaps a stricter dress code then your home office, and need to think of what to wear, hopefully we can help. In this blog post, we explore the latest trends for office outfits, offering style tips and inspiration for feeling and looking your best.
Embracing Modern Tailoring
Modern tailoring is a key trend in 2023 professional women's fashion, showcasing structured silhouettes with a contemporary twist. Opt for well-fitted blazers, tailored trousers, and pencil skirts with interesting details such as asymmetrical cuts or oversized buttons. Experiment with unique blazer designs, like cropped lengths or statement sleeves, to add a touch of sophistication to your outfit. If something isn’t fitting quite right, take it into a local tailor. Tailoring your clothing items to fit your body can be key to look and feeling your best.
Incorporating Statement Accessories
Statement accessories are an excellent way to elevate your professional attire and make a stylish impact. Consider bold statement necklaces, oversized earrings, or sleek belts to add a personal touch to your outfits. Choose accessories that reflect your style and complement your attire, such as a vibrant handbag or a pair of eye-catching shoes. However, be mindful not to overpower your outfit; instead, use accessories strategically to enhance your overall look. Sometimes it’s best to remove one accessory before heading out the door!
Exploring Colour and Print
While professional settings often lean towards neutral tones, incorporating colour and print can add a refreshing twist to your workplace wardrobe. Experiment with subtle pops of colour, such as a vibrant blouse or a patterned skirt, to infuse energy into your outfits. Opt for classic prints like pinstripes, houndstooth, or windowpane checks for a classic workplace look or change it up with something unique. A key tip is to balance bolder prints with neutral or solid-colored pieces to create a cohesive look. Pattern on pattern can also look chic - it’s just about gravitating towards what you love.
Embracing Versatile Separates
Versatile separates are a go-to for professional women, providing endless outfit possibilities. Invest in high-quality blouses, tailored trousers, skirts, and blazers that can be mixed and matched effortlessly. Building a capsule wardrobe with versatile pieces in complementary colours and styles, can be a sustainable and budget-friendly way to increase your daily options.
Prioritizing Comfort and Functionality
Comfort and functionality are increasingly important in professional women's fashion. Choose fabrics that offer both style and comfort, such as stretch blends or breathable materials. Seek out shoes with comfortable heel heights or opt for chic flats that still exude professionalism. White sneakers are becoming more and more acceptable in many workplaces, and can offer a casual spin on traditional workwear combinations. Don’t forget about your undergarments! When sitting, standing, or moving for long periods of time it’s important that you feel good from the inside. Look for seamless underwear, wireless bras, and materials that are anti-bacterial and sweat wicking. We may be biased but our everyday t-shirt bra is perfect for long days at the office (or working from home!).
Professional women's fashion in the workplace has evolved to incorporate modern tailoring, statement accessories, colour and print, versatile separates, and comfort-focused designs. There are lots of tips and tricks to make each morning effortless, but remember style is personal. Have fun, be bold, and stay true to yourself.