At Work, Fashionably – II

Here’s the thing about dressing up for work – it can be super confusing.

I’m sure some of you might remember the previous post over the topic; this one’s a May version of the very same. Happy reading 🙂

Irrespective of the season, fashion trends or time of the year, it’s so important for each person to be able to balance between the work-dressing-code and their fashion sense; something that can really identify itself as a task. So through this post, I decided to disobey a few norms and add some ramp-sense to fashion for work.

Plain white tank - Off the streets | High-waist lycra pencil skirt - Preciosa | Shades - From my own collection | Necklace - Guess | Heels - A store in Istanbul | Earrings - Diamond earrings from my mom

Plain white tank – Off the streets | High-waist lycra pencil skirt – Preciosa | Shades – From my own collection | Necklace – Guess | Heels – A store in Istanbul | Earrings – Diamond earrings from my mom

Now usually, sleeveless tops and tanks are not advised to be worn if you belong to a typical corporate environment. However, one can’t decide without knowing the specifics of a work environment, so I’ll be leaving that judgement to you (warned you about breaking some norms, didn’t I?)

Plain white tank - Off the streets | High-waist lycra pencil skirt - Preciosa | Shades - From my own collection | Necklace - Guess | Heels - A store in Istanbul | Earrings - Diamond earrings from my mom

Plain white tank – Off the streets | High-waist lycra pencil skirt – Preciosa | Shades – From my own collection | Necklace – Guess | Heels – A store in Istanbul | Earrings – Diamond earrings from my mom

Having said that, I did abide by the low accessories rule for stereotyped formal wear. I chose to add up tall stilettos to add height, which is visually diminished because of the length of the skirt and also kept the earrings and pendant very simple and minimal. The shades, of course, are only for dramatic quotient here, and can NOT be worn indoors to work (#justsaying).

Plain white tank - Off the streets | High-waist lycra pencil skirt - Preciosa | Shades - From my own collection | Necklace - Guess | Earrings - Diamond earrings from my mom

Plain white tank – Off the streets | High-waist lycra pencil skirt – Preciosa | Shades – From my own collection | Necklace – Guess | Earrings – Diamond earrings from my mom

By now, anyone who reads this blog regularly knows how much I love pops of colour – everywhere. But going by the ImGoingToWork syndrome that most of you might embrace each morning, I chose to keep it realistic from everyone’s point of view, with an attempt to still keep it WithIt. Neutrals like black and white having ruled the previous season of fashion weeks all over the world, can pretty much not go wrong, more over with healthy hints of metallic hues the look is nothing but enhanced.

Heels - A store in Istanbul

Heels – A store in Istanbul

A few key points for each of you to remember while dressing up for work:

  • Dress according to your work environment – you don’t want to look like you’re going for a party in the attempt of looking fashionable
  • Make sure you abide by work for the day – if you have a meeting with an important client, dress for the occasion
  • Choose your colour palette wisely – no one’s saying you can’t wear colours to work, but decide effectively whether the bright hues or pastels belong to your accessories or clothes. A great way to even this out is by adding and balancing with neutrals like beige, grey, black, white and browns.
  • We’ve all seen the hot bombshells with plunging necklines in formal wear and skirts that are only wayyy too short for work in the movies – go for it if you’re in a field that would complement it. Otherwise? You might just look like the 17 year old dying to look like the adult she’ll turn into on her next birthday.

And last, but certainly not the least,

  • If you’re going to be over OR under dressed, don’t let your fluctuating level of confidence show it. No one can read your mind, so what you project of your ensemble, is what others will be able read of you.

I do hope this helps you deck up, oops! I meant ‘dress’ up for work, feeling all fashionable. A good way to rid those Monday morning blues? I don’t know – you tell me.

Happy working, stylishly.

Yours Fashionably,

– A

Aanam C | Fashionably Ever After

Aanam C | Fashionably Ever After

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