If you don’t wear a uniform at your office, getting dressed for work can be a daily test of patience. But remember, your creative workplace just urges you to be creative in your fashion style without looking too conservative or too casual. Looking stylish while keeping your looks professional could be tricky. So, let’s have a fashion inspiration to look stylish at the same time chic-work appropriate on your creative workplace.
The mind behind the Memorandum blog, Mary Orton is a style blogger that serves as an inspiration for career women for looking fabulous and stylish while still looking professional at work. Mary showcases fabulous professional alternatives whether you’re working on a conservative office, creative office, and even a casual office.
Since you’re having a creative workplace, you may skip your traditional suit-and-pants and be creative with dressy jumpsuits and pants. Mary wore a pastel pink jumpsuit and kept her looks polished with chic accessories like a gold bracelet and a pair of classy sandals. You may also look for straight leg pants to pair with your fitted shirts, feminine blouses, button down shirts, and even tailored sweaters. Keep your color palette neutral for a more decent look though you may wear some unusual color combinations, be sure the fabric is sleek and doesn’t have funky or too busy prints.
This time, you may still wear denim but in a more dressy way. Skip too casual or distressed denim styles like acid-washed, ripped-and-torn, bell bottoms and such. Instead, look for skinny fit of denim jeans and in black or white shade for a dressier look. Mary simply paired her chic blouse with her white jeans for her creative office outfit. Like Mary, belt your waist and wear some heels to give some sense of class and sleek touch to your style while wearing denim jeans.
Culottes and palazzo pants are great alternatives too. Just stick to classic and chic styles, designs, and cuts of your ensembles as you are not aiming for a casual-chic looks but a dressier one with creative touches. Like Mary, you may wear a feminine blouse, blazer, coat, and even cardigan to complement your dressy pants. Just polish your looks with sunglasses, feminine shoes, heels, structured bag, jewelry, and even a hat.
Though leather ensembles seem to be very edgy for an office outfit, dressing them up with chic pieces can transform the edgy looks into a creative one. Like Mary, you may wear a button down shirt and animal print pumps with your leather trousers to polish the looks. Skip too casual pieces like graphic tops, tank tops, basic tees, and even bomber jackets. Avoid wearing a leather jacket or leather top with leather trousers since it feels too edgy for an office outfit. Instead, stick to one leather piece and dress it up with more formal pieces.
You may sport your feminine dresses in your creative workplace but just be sure to keep it decent by keeping the length fall on your knees or below. Lace dresses are great feminine wear but be sure they’re not too sheer and revealing for your office wear. Floral prints are great too but keep them tamed and avoid clashing your printed dress with other printed ensembles as it may lose your credibility in the office being too artistic and stylish.
When wearing skirt, keep the hemline falls on your knees or below your knees. You may still go for a decent crop top but pair it with a high waist skirt to avoid baring your midriff too much. Maxi skirts with high slits are a great option to look sexy in a demure way.
Just like what Mary proved us, office wear doesn’t have to be plain, monotonous, and boring especially when you’re in a creative workplace. All you need is creativity and a good fashion sense to look fabulous and stylish while keeping that professional look.