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How to Dress Like a Girl Boss in the Office
As the lockdown regulations loosen up, employees are beginning to report back to their offices (with safety measures in place, of course.) Now, we’ve all just come from 2 months of isolation, and I bet some of us are pretty excited to dress up and undertake our morning rituals before heading to work.
If you’ve heard of the phrase “back with a bang,” then you know that’s exactly what you have to do on your first post-quarantine work day. So, go on, wear these girl boss outfits and dress to impress!
Level Up a Plain Outfit with a Trendy Jacket
A plain and simple outfit can easily be converted into a fab and chic look with a trendy jacket! I mean, you can wear a plain white tee, jeans, and sneakers and make yourself look instantly more sophisticated with a denim jacket or blazer.
So spice up that monochromatic attire with a cropped hoodie, bomber jacket, parka, or overcoat. You’re hitting two birds with one stone too — staying stylish while conquering the freezing cold office temperature.
Wear a Dress
We’ve all had days when we just can’t seem to mix and match our outfits. But the greatest advice I’ve ever received is this: “When it doubt, wear a dress!”
Dresses are so versatile. You can literally wear a little black dress and look formal, but still classy enough to suit a formal occasion or casual enough for a dinner with friends. The best part is that they’re only one piece, so you’re saving yourself the frustration of finding matching bottoms.
There’s a dress fit for every theme and purpose. If you’re after a sophisticated and mature look, you can opt for a solid color dress. If you want to look cute and sassy, there are floral patterned ones that can do the trick.
Bid Farewell to Your Backpack
Backpacks are cool and all (not to mention super convenient), but it’s high time to transition from that high school valedictorian look to a sleek and classy girl boss.
That means ditching the backpack and upgrading to a more structured leather bag that just screams sophistication. I swear, people are going to take you more seriously with that black leather hand bag. And don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t have to be designer. The secret is in how you carry yourself.
Get Classy with Jewelry
The one thing that can immediately make you look classier is jewelry. Simply wearing pearl earrings or a necklace will add bling and glamour to even the plainest outfits.
But be careful with being too bold with your jewelry. Remember that gigantic hoop earrings and chokers might be better for the nightclub than in an office setting. Opt for subtle yet sophisticated pieces.
Look Fresh with Makeup
Lastly, an outfit is never complete without a little bit of makeup. And I don’t mean the dark and bold kind. All you really need is a touch of color, so go for the natural, “no-makeup makeup” look. A nude eyeshadow paired with matching nude lipstick or classic lip tint can work wonders!
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Chrizelle is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from De La Salle University. She recently dropped out of law school to pursue her passion for writing. Now, she is a full-time writer hoping to inspire and change lives through her thoughts and her words.