How to build a work wardrobe on a budget: Creative office edition
By Brittany Anas
No pressure. But, if you’re working in a creative office setting, well, you better not be wearing boring outfits to work and looking like an office drone.
Whether you’ve got a social media type of job, work in graphic design or are an artist, let your wardrobe be a daily presentation of your creativity. Avoid the pitfall of looking sloppy — i.e. ill-fitting clothes or the “my work speaks for itself that’s why I’m not dressed up” presentation.
Here are a few ways to look good, unique and stand out in a creative office setting.
- Have a “go-to” dress. One that you feel good in and is neutral enough that you can wear it with fun cardigans, statement jewelry, a bejeweled belt or your fave shoes. Bonus points if you can wear the dress for a blazer or it will stand on it’s own as a a business dress for those occasional board meetings or get-togethers with clients. We’re loving this blue textured wrap dress from Anthropologie, where you’ll get an extra 2 percent Cash Back on your purchase when you buy through ShopAtHome.com.
- Play with accessories. The easiest way to get the most mix-and-match power out of your wardrobe is to incorporate accessories — like a fun, patterned scarf or a statement necklace that steals attention from the rest of your wardrobe. Hint: Look for a scarf that has a kaleidoscope of colors because that way it will play well with several pieces you already have in your wardrobe. This “Andromeda Wool Scarf” is packed with pops of color that coordinate well together.
- Go for the unexpected. Sure, everybody might have a plaid shirt in their closets. But can their plaid shirt do this: Reveal a pretty floral print when you roll back the sleeves? Even better, the back of the shirt features a sheer, lacy panel. For a a layered look, pair a camel blazer over the shirt — and let the sleeves play peek-a-boo. Another look: Tweed Bright Wide-Leg pants that are classic, with a twist. The buttons along the bottom of the pants are unexpected, yet charming. Look for unexpected details or design elements that elevate the creativity of your outfit.
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