The Best Ways to Add Style to Boring Work Outfits

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There are a lot of things that people might dislike about their workday. From the commute to their stuffy office to the long hours, the workday drone can take a toll on anyone. One of the things that people hate most about their workday is the clothing they feel they have to wear. Most offices require a certain dress code, and many people do not want to dress that way on a daily basis.

Even in offices with a very strict dress code, there are ways that people can perk up their workday. Work attire does not have to be boring and lifeless. Work clothes can be fun and exciting for everyone. No one should every feel uncomfortable or not like themselves when they get dressed in the morning. Here are some of the best ways to add style to boring work outfits.

Add some flair to necessities

Some people will have a necessary item that they need to wear to work every day, like a security tag or an N-Style ID Bracelet. These items can be an eyesore to any outfit, but they do not have to be. Anyone can dress up these items and make them into a complementary part of their outfit.

Try a statement piece with boring basics

Basics are usually the entire make up of a traditional work outfit, slacks or a skirt, blouse, jacket, pumps. These items are all fine on their own, but the ensemble can be very boring. Adding a simple statement piece to this outfit can change the entire look and make everything look for stylish. A great bag or a shiny pair of shoes can do the trick.

Balance out trendy items

Many women think that trendy items do fit into the workplace, but this is not always true. If a trend is work appropriate, there is no reason why a woman could not wear it in the office. The trick is to balance that trendy item with some other traditional pieces. This way, the trend will still be showcased without looking inappropriate. For example, a common trend for this winter is oversized cable knit sweaters, which can look sloppy and unprofessional at the office. Anyone can add a belt around their waist and dress up sweaters with tuxedo pants and some statement jewelry. This is a great way to wear trendy items comfortably without looking unprofessional at work

Add some color

Basic pieces are very popular in the workplace, but that does not mean those pieces need to be in neutral colors. Color can be incorporated into any work outfit, as long as it is done tastefully. Many women will stick to one color palette and pair colored pieces with neutral pieces.

Make everything fit like a glove

No matter what a girl is wearing, fit is always the first and foremost concern she should have. If a woman is wearing an ill-fitting suit to work, she will not only look unprofessional, but she will also feel frumpy and unstylish. Women who wear that same suit, but have it tailored to fit their body, will feel confident and stylish no matter where they are going. Every woman should make everything in her closet fit her body type or find some new items that will.

Tina Hamilton HeadshotTina Hamilton is a journalist, blogger and social media guru. You can usually find her online or walking along one of Southern California’s beaches with her dog, Joey. You can find her on Twitter.