5 Easy Ways to Look More Stylish at Work

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Given that my niche as a fashion blogger is work wear, I often get questions about how to keep work wear from looking boring. Today I decided to talk about 5 easy ways you can look more stylish at work. 


1) Add a Pop of Color

fashion tip add a pop of color to your outfits

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It is easy to fall into the monotony of black and grey work wear. Adding one simple pop of color instantly updates your entire outfit. Go for a bright pencil skirt or large handbag if you are bold. If you are more hesitant, start small – add a clutch or a bright pair of pumps. 


Below are some of my favorite picks right now to add a pop of color:

 


2) Make a Statement with your Shoes

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You can instantly update any work outfit by adding a killer pair of shoes. This is great for women like myself who work in a very corporate environment. No matter how restrictive your industry is in terms of creative expression the most standard interview suit looks more stylish with a chic pair of pumps. Below are some great options:

  
3) Add Layers

how to dress well at work

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If you are stuck in the rut of a blouse and a blazer think about changing your look with layers. There are a million ways to incorporate more layers but some easy ones are to add a sweater on top of a button down (and under a blazer if need be), to had a sleeveless blazer or vest, or even to style a shirt under a dress. Here are some great options to layer with:



4) Borrow from the Boys

menswear inspired outfit

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Break away from standard women’s work wear and incorporate a traditional menswear item. Paired with women’s work wear not only does this make for an ultra fashionable look, it also exudes power and confidence. A great thing if you are in workplace that is dominated by men. The menswear pieces I find easiest to incorporate are bow ties, ‘smoking slipper’ style foot wear and suspenders. You can also be bold and go for suspenders or a pocket square. Below are my top menswear picks:




5) Combine Casual & Ultra Conservative

what to wear to work with a suit

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If you are in a work environment where you can be more casual or creative, try pairing a conservative suit with a graphic tshirt. The look will still be work appropriate but will be extremely stylish. Just be sure to pick a graphic tee that is work appropriate! Below are great options:

 


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17 Comments

  1. MAPLELEOPARD April 18, 2016 / 4:33 am

    These are all fabulous tips, your style is impeccable, and I love those shoes!

    Valerie
    Fashion and Travel

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:22 am

      Aw that is so much kindness in one comment – thank you so much Valerie!!

  2. Tara | The Mix April 18, 2016 / 9:57 am

    All great tips! Those shoes you are wearing are my favorite!

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:23 am

      Thanks so much girl!!

  3. Bree Aylwin April 18, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    ha! I legit just posted on this topic today too – great minds! Love your tips, they'd definitely help step up my office style game!

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:23 am

      Haha yasss great minds for the win! xoxoxo

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:24 am

      I totally agree! color is a great way to make a traditional outfit more contemporary and fashionable!

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:30 am

      Thanks so much Tif! Glad you like em! XO

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:32 am

      That's so sweet – thank you Lauryn!

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:32 am

      Thank you Alyssa!

  4. Leelo R April 24, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Great tips! I love those statement shoes!

    • Lee T June 16, 2016 / 12:33 am

      Thank you so much Leelo!!

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