Last Updated on 9 months ago by Nicky Johnson
If you work as a woman in business, dressing on a day-to-day basis can be stressful. You want to look professional and portray the right image, but still, be comfortable and get to express your own personal style a little bit too.
Checking all of those boxes can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you feel like you don’t have much of a strong fashion sense.
Whether you work as a receptionist for a company that helps others to optimize operations and performance, or you have to go in front of hundreds of people to make presentations on a regular basis, you will have to find outfits that work for your specific needs. Here are 3 fashion and style tips for women in business.
Sensibility is essential when it comes to dressing professionally. Think about what you need from your clothing throughout the workday.
For example, if you will be outdoors during summer or working in a crowded space with little air conditioning, it may not make sense to wear a full suit that you will get too hot in. You may choose a light blouse and dress pants or trousers instead.
Dressing with the weather and other circumstances in mind is sensible – and you will still be able to look and feel great.
Remember to think about functionality with your clothing as well. For instance, if you work in a very professional environment where you feel the need to look like a strong and empowered woman in business, you may want to wear high heels on a daily basis.
However, heels can be painful and hard to walk in, so they may not be the most functional accessory in the profession that you are in.
There are plenty of flats and other options that you will feel just as powerful in – and you’ll be much more comfortable throughout your long work days. Of course, not every job in business is the same, so evaluate your specific needs regarding functionality and make adjustments within your wardrobe accordingly.
Plan To Spend Money
Leaving room in your budget to spend on work clothes is a good idea because, in the right outfits, you will feel happier and more confident at your job, which will help you to do it better!
Of course, clothing can get expensive, and depending on a few things it likely won’t last forever and will need to be replaced from time to time. Make sure you have a reasonable budget for what you can spend on your business clothing, and adjust it as needed.
The good news is that you can report any money spent on work clothes to your accountant when you do your taxes!
As a professional woman, fashion and style may be the furthest things from your mind. However, you can look and feel beautiful even when you are working! Hopefully, these tips can help you out so that you can look like the successful professional that you are.