When you wake up with a to-do list that you can’t even see the end of, the last thing you have the energy for is deciding what to wear. Getting dressed has become an extra chore and you’ve begun wearing black every day to mourn the death of your motivation. Good news: you don’t have to update your garms to revitalize your work wardrobe! The addition of a few simple accessories can take your style from lost to girl boss in seconds. Are you ready to own the work day again?
Monochrome days are behind you, but that doesn’t mean you need to wave goodbye to your LBD. Simply add a pop to your outfit with a bright bag, hot heels and some colorful jewelry to tie the whole ensemble together. Once you witness the head turning power of a confident color, you’ll never go back to black!
Look a Million Dollars
Metallics work like magic! Whether it’s a statement necklace or a cute clutch, dazzle ‘em with shiny accessories. Metallic accessories are almost as versatile as your monochrome go-to’s so you’ll be sure to get plenty of wear out of your purchases. Plus, everyone deserves to sparkle!
Take it to Print
Add some texture to your outfit, prints are in! The easiest way to tap into this trend is through your footwear. Swap your black boots for a pair of snakeskin shoes or your ballet flats for leopard print pumps. Don’t be afraid to mix and match with patterns in other accessories such as your purse or a statement scarf.
Give Yourself Some Structure
Want to wear your fave floaty dress or new printed maxi skirt in to work? Who says you can’t? Add some contrast with structured accessories such as a Tumi briefcase, sharp glasses and simple strappy shoes to keep things smart and sophisticated. Show that you mean business!
Take inspo from our main gal Carrie and go Sex and the City on your wardrobe! Hot pink, faux fur and ruffles are just the beginning of your accessory obsession. If you’re not ready to step straight on a catwalk after work, it’s not enough! (This is obviously office dependent, I’m not sure the law firm would be quite so relaxed about this new interpretation on the dress code).
Add another dimension to your outfits by layering accessories. I’m talking cute collars under dresses, statement jackets and stacks of bangles. Pair necklaces of different lengths to make a collection that looks like it was SUPPOSED to be worn that way. Why only wear 1 when you can wear 3!?
As the new reigning accessories queen, don’t forget you can also use accessories to tone down your work wardrobe. Invest in some casual shoes and a cool jacket to take your best looks from brunch to boardroom!
What are you waiting for? It’s time to own those accessories!