Ever feel overwhelmed trying to juggle being successful in the corporate world with trying to look good and maintaining an up-to-date style?
It’s no secret that your image affects people’s perception of you. It’s also common knowledge that your image affects the way you feel about yourself – when you look good, you feel good. However, as a career woman, you’re most likely struggling to find the time to put your energy into your image.
Perhaps your wardrobe is an over-full nightmare, leaving you frantically searching for an outfit every morning that ends up not letting you feel your best. Perhaps you find yourself stuck in a rut, always buying and wearing the same things, leaving you feeling frumpy and dull.
If the any of the above is resonating with you, fear not! You’re not alone. I recognise the hurdles that come with personal style in the working world and have put together some easy to follow style tips for all the busy women out there.
1. Accessories are key
If you’re in a rush to get ready in the mornings, or don’t have all day to plan your outfits, then accessories are your saving grace! A monochromatic outfit or understated dress sense can be changed drastically by simply changing accessories.
Adding a piece of statement jewellery to a well-fitted pair of trousers and shirt can entirely transform the look. Changing up the jewellery and wearing the same outfit with different jewellery can give you multiple different looks.
Jewellery isn’t the only avenue to explore when it comes to accessorising. Scarves are a classic and feminine way to add flair to a simple outfit, and gives you the opportunity to add a pop of colour to neutral outfits.
2. Less is more
I recently looked at this concept when applied to the world of style. In the article, I looked at how a minimalism is a trend that will never go out of style and how simplicity can be key in pulling off any outfit.
When putting together an outfit that follows the notion of less being more, it’s important to keep in mind that neutral colours work best, staple items are key, quality is better than quantity and that fun is still welcomed!
I put some guidelines together on how to achieve a simplistic, less is more kind of style. Read more here.
3. Wardrobe Review
If you’re fighting an over-full wardrobe every morning, you’re definitely not making the most of the little time that you have for style. An over-full wardrobe is a symptom of impulsive buying habits, keeping items that aren’t right for your body and holding onto mistake purchases because you feel guilty about the money wasted.
A cluttered cupboard is the easiest way to feel discouraged about your style. Now the weather is changing and getting warmer it is the perfect time to perform a wardrobe review. Set aside some time and go through each item, getting rid of what is no longer useful. Use a full-length mirror to check yourself in the items you try on, and get rid of anything that is unflattering or that no longer fits. This includes all mistake purchases, and things you are saving 'just in case'! It’s self-destructive to hold onto things in the hope that they will fit later.
Here’s my guide on how to perform a wardrobe review.
4. Shoe Staples
Having a decent selection of understated flat shoes can be a life saver on days where heels just aren’t going to cut it.
Nude sandals and flats are a great way to add length to your legs and they are also easily paired with most colours. If you’re on your feet a lot during a busy day, you’ll want to make sure that you have chosen a pair of shoes that won’t be uncomfortable.
Take a look at our article that covers all the challenges faced when finding a good fit for your feet and needs and other shoe solutions.
If you’re finding it tough to keep up with the above as well as a booming career or busy home life, you’ll be happy to hear that there is an answer to your problems. Working with me or one of my stylists and image consultants will help you change the way you see yourself, and make getting ready every morning an enjoyable experience that doesn’t take up too much time.
Get in touch with me today to see how we can help you.