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Wardrobe staples for the working women

While the most women spend lavishly on party wear outfits, one is often at sea when it comes to building a professional wardrobe.   While functionality is the key, there’s no harm in making a style statement at work. If you’re a college fresher who has just begun work or are looking to refurnish your […]

Wardrobe staples for the working women

While the most women spend lavishly on party wear outfits, one is often at sea when it comes to building a professional wardrobe.

 

While functionality is the key, there’s no harm in making a style statement at work. If you’re a college fresher who has just begun work or are looking to refurnish your closet, here are some work-wear essentials you should stock on.

Black pumps Closed-toed black pumps are an investment every working woman should make. This functional pair goes with every outfit at work and is a fail-safe option, especially if you didn’t find the time to get your monthly pedicure done.

White Linen shirt A white fitted linen shirt defines chic at work. Besides the plain look, team it up with colorful scarf or a light jacket for drinks post work.

Cigarette pants These slim-fit pants make you look slender. Opt for colors like black or grey if you’re in a corporate setup. If your job allows you to experiment with your wardrobe, go for chequered printed ones.

Scarves Wearing a scarf can help you add a dash of color to a business suit or a plain white shirt. Opt for fabrics like silk or chiffon and colours that are in contrast to your outfit. Tying a scarf to your bag is also a great way to make a stylish impact in the professional world.

Blazer A blazer can go a long way in adding structure to your frame and at the same time, make you look sophisticated for that meeting with a client or an afternoon presentation. Ensure that the blazer is well-tailored and made up of softer and comfortable fabric. Go for more vibrant hues like red and purple.

Kurtis Elegant, formal and at the same time, comfortable kurtis are a must-have in your work-wear essentials. You could either opt for plain ones in cool colors like purple or blue, or try out printed ones. However, opt for prints that are minimalist or smaller. Warli-printed kurtis are a good option.

Tips to get work wardrobe right >> Choose shapes that flatter your body. >> While power dressing is important, be careful about the necklines and hemlines. >> Avoid clothes that are too tight or made up of unbreathable fabrics. Comfort should be a priority. >> Opt for minimal accessories. For instance, wear studs instead of hoops as earrings. >> If you wish to add some flair to your outfit, wear a wide belt in patent leather or a skinny gold belt to accentuate your waist. >> Make a style statement with shoes and bags, without going overboard.

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