Official wear does tend to be boring at times, and just too predictable. Looking through your wardrobe, you notice that all your suits look the same; same cut, navies, several black pieces, and a few grays. Well, no one said that the formal look always has to be stiff and uninspired. These wardrobe staples could take an outfit from dull to ‘look at her’ in seconds.
A Timeless Piece
Nothing brings out an outfit better that well thought out accessories. A person choice of watch speaks volumes about their style and bring some shine to your formal wear. You can also layer it with other jewelry so that it acts as a bracelet.
A Wrap Dress
Wrap dresses have been with us for a long while, and it is evident they are here to stay. A wrap dress brings out the best in anyone who wears it, as it embraces curves perfectly and just fits as well as you want it. Also, you don’t have to fret about summer’s heat anymore. They come in various colors, sizes, and you can wear yours to the office.
Superwoman, you need a break from your 3 inches occasionally, and nothing looks better than a pair of nude flats. The best thing is that they go with practically everything, and you still look stylish as you move around in your corner office. They also give the feet a much-needed break.
Boots bring life to any outfit, and they flatter your legs too! Pair them with a pencil skirt or pair of pants or even a dress, and they turn everything around. Suede is especially enticing, and you are spoiled for choice when it comes to color heel size.
A Leather Jacket
Not every day will call for formal wear. When you need a change from those suits, pairing a leather jacket with a pair of jeans brings out the ‘chilled out mom’ out of you. Leather jackets have been in style for years, and they will always be. They come in different styles and colors, and they also last years.
A Print Scarf
The intention behind wearing a scarf is to keep you safe from the elements, but why not throw in a twist? During winter, the wooly ones will do, and lord does they make you look good when paired with a nice coat! Bring it the animal print out when summer comes, and it adds a playful twist to your outfit. And you can tie them in so many styles!
The Little Black Dress
You know this is cliché. No woman should go through life without a little black dress. That’s just not right. For those evenings that you will be retiring the suits for a cute number and a few drinks, get the perfect LBD to grace the occasion.
And The Relaxed Mom At Home?
Well, anything goes, at least anything that makes you feel comfortable. Did I hear someone say flip-flops? Love those.
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