How to Style Corporate (and still look cool)

How to Style Corporate (and still look cool)

Embrace Your Corporate Style : 4 Ways to Effortlessly Add Flair

Are you tired of the same old corporate fashion? Stuffy turtlenecks and boring collars? Time to add some personality to your style now that we're all back at the office - without breaking any fashion (or function) rules. From wearing chunky necklaces to incorporating the latest trends like wide-leg pants, these tips will help you express your personal style while still adhering to the dress code.

Rule #1: Chunky Necklaces 

Chunky necklaces are a great way to add a touch of glamour and personality to your corporate outfits. They can instantly elevate a simple blouse or dress from obvious and uninspired to making a statement without being too overwhelming. My tip is to opt for necklaces with unique designs or textures to stand out. Just be mindful to strike the perfect balance and choose a necklace that complements your outfit's vibes - rather than fully taking over. Remember, the goal is to enhance your professional look while adding a touch of personal style.

My favorite necklaces for a peak-a-boo gold under a blouse include: 

Herringbone Necklace

Bismark Chain Necklace

French Cable Chain Necklace 

Bethany & True
Photo: Bethany Menzel wear's the True Herringbone and Sparkle Chain Necklaces

Rule #2: Wide-Leg Pants: Let Your Legs Dance with Joy 

One of the easiest ways to style corporate fashion is by incorporating the latest trends. Wide-leg pants have become increasingly popular in recent years and can be a stylish option for the office. Not only stylish but very corporate-appropriate as they don't hug your curves too much, giving them a professional appeal. They exude sophistication and provide tremendous comfort throughout the day. Pair them with a fitted blouse or a carefully tucked-in shirt, and you'll create a look that breathes professionalism with a hint of carefree charm. They provide a sophisticated and chic look while ensuring comfort throughout the day. Pair wide-leg pants with a fitted blouse or a tucked-in shirt for a polished appearance. To maintain a professional look, choose wide-leg pants in neutral colors or subtle patterns that complement your body shape and the overall tone of your office environment. 

Tori | True

Photo: Tori Layers the Deco Pendant with a Herringbone Chain and wide leg trousers

Rule #3: Balance: Classic Meets Contemporary 

To avoid looking too corporate, strike a balance between classic pieces and modern elements. Mix tailored blazers or pencil skirts with trendy blouses or statement accessories. Picture yourself in a timeless white button-down shirt, paired effortlessly with a sleek leather pencil skirt or tailored trousers. Now, sprinkle in your personal flair by accessorizing with eye-catching belts or trendy shoes, creating a melody of classic vibes and modern twists. The result? An ensemble that harmonizes sophistication with playful creativity – a true work of art that showcases your distinct style. I LOVE layering as many chunky rings as possible so while first impressions may not shock, a deeper dive in a firm handshake showcases personal style and bold confidence.

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Corporate | Rings

Rule #4: Experiment with Structured Layers  

Experiment with Structured Layers:

These layers add depth and dimension to your ensemble, catapulting your look to new heights. Choose layers in captivating colors or textures that invite the curious gazes of passersby. But remember the rule of thumb: Choose your layers wisely. The wrong layers don't flatter and the point is to maintain a polished appearance amidst the world of corporate exploration. While the basics of corporate style are not to show too much skin, remember that you want to be taken seriously so they don't underestimate you (unless you want them to).

Corporate fashion doesn't have to be monotonous – it can be a chance to express your personality and style. Go walk that corporate catwalk! Remember, confidence is the compass that guides your fashion voyage, and when you feel good in your ensemble, the world can't help but take notice. So, take risks and explore your personal style. Bon voyage, corporate style explorer. May your office adventures be among your Everyday Adventures