Home » How to Look Stylish and Follow a Corporate Dress Code

How to Look Stylish and Follow a Corporate Dress Code

Office dress codes are often strict and they can be a sartorial wet blanket when you’re trying to look cute at work. Many corporate dress codes call for conservative, often dated looks, not straying too far from a uniform comprising a black suit jacket, crisp white shirt, and black suit pants. If this sounds familiar to you, we recommend you keep reading: We have some thoughts on how you can technically follow such a code but still look on-trend and stylish.

Invest in Designer Pieces

Invest in a couple of designer suit jackets and pants that you know will take your from boring to cool and chic. Also, they’ll last you a long time as well! Try this linen blazer by Eileen Fisher from Neiman Marcus.

Tailor Your Outfit

Nothing strikes us as more unfashionable than a woman wearing an ill-fitting suit, and if you are required by your office to wear one to work every day, then having one tailored to fit your body is going to instantly heighten your daily look.

Accessorize with Jewelry

Stock your accessories closet with on-trend things: statement-making bucket bags, eye-catching jewelry. You’ll still technically be following the rules, but your look will be just a little jazzier. Try adding this elegant watch to your wardrobe by Triwa.

Invest in Designer Footwear

Nothing can look more dull, than boring footwear. Jazz things up by investing in some designer ’70s-inspired black platform pumps. Try Kate Spade’s Licorice pumps!

More Fashion Fabula

5 Summer Tops You Can Wear to Work

Dress codes for work are already challenging enough and with rising temperatures it may seem almost impossible to dress appropriate. While in the colder months,

Weekend Closet: Military Madness!

Free People – Distressed cotton backpack with rugged leather detailing and adjustable canvas straps. Santa Cruz Backpack, $125 Nordstrom – A metallic panel and barely

6 Houseplants for a Healthier Home

There’s nothing like a well-curated display of indoor plants! It’s impressive on two levels–the artistic and the practical. It takes some skill to maintain plants,

The Ultimate Denim Shop

Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be quite the challenge. Sometimes the path to perfection can be a bumpy one, since denim shopping tends

History in Fashion: Overalls

Love them or hate them, overalls are back in trend this season and we wanted to find out what inspired this trend. Quick History The

What to Wear to a BBQ

5/23/2016 With Memorial Day right around the corner, barbecue season is here. Officially! While great fun, BBQs can be tricky to style for. They are

How These Items Got Their Name

Do designers just pick names they like out of thin air? Do they obsess over their decisions as if naming a child? Where—to put it

How to Dress Vintage

Vintage hunting can be just as intimidating as it is rewarding. Aside from the self-curating aspect, the experience is not that much different from your

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Still need something for Dad? Look no further — we’ve got you covered! This Father’s Day, don’t just get Dad anything; give him he can

The History of Swimwear

Let’s be honest. You’ve been ready for summer since January! With the summer months just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at

On Trend: A Folk Story

Perhaps the must-have item this season is a peasant dress — the seventies folk trend is set to be a huge success for 2015. The

Editor’s Picks: White Out

From left to right: Topshop Crochet Overlay Dress, Dior Mono Eyeshawdow, MAC Eye Kohl, Matt Bernson Slide Sandal, MARC BY MARC JACOBS Cross Body Bag

The Black Friday List

Editors’ Picks BLOOMINGDALES – Take 10% off all Beauty products. USE CODE: BEAUTY10 FREE PEOPLE 50% OFF MOST ITEMS KENNETH COLE 50% OFF SITEWIDE TED

5 Style Habits for the Professional

While it’s true that in this day and age, office attire is more approachable and casual than ever, greater wisdom holds that dressing professionally still

The History of Mascara

Mascara is a staple to any female’s makeup collection. And it has been that way for centuries. But, did you know that between the 1900’s

Latest Fashion Coupons

There are no coupons currently available

Fashion Brands

Login

Use a social network:

Or:

Feedback/Suggest Brands

Again, welcome to Your Brandzaffair. Our goal is to be your daily source for immediate access to all your favorite brandz with their best offers, in addition to providing insights and reviews in your lifestyle interests. We want to always continue to improve your experience. Please tell us what you think and what we can do better.

Spread the Word