Identity cardigan | Mr Price shirt and skirt | bag borrowed from my sister | Sass Diva accessories |
Most of my friends have just finished university and entered into the professional working environment as lawyers or accountants. We have been discussing the wardrobe changes required for the transition from studying to working and I thought I’d share my tips with you.
You’ve worked hard to enter a profession. Your image should reflect your work ethic. A girl with a sloppy shirt portrays a person satisfied with sloppy work.
Don’t be afraid of colour. Many people believe that work clothes means you are restricted to black and white but you can break this misconception with pretty colours and still look professional.
Don’t show too much skin. Keep your hem line fairly close to your knee, no thighs please ladies! It’s a good idea to keep your shoulders covered too. A great way to do this is to wear a cardigan. This keeps you looking polished and prevents shivers from the office airconditioner too.
Make use of a bag that’s a practical size. You may need to rush around with your laptop and it’s never a bad idea to have a pair of flats in your bag either.
Simple accessories are perfect for work. Great earrings, a watch and a bangle is more than enough.
Try to keep your hair off of your face. You can have fun with the way you do this by making use of a headband, braids, a sophisticated ponytail or a sock bun. Just because you keep your hair off your face doesn’t mean you need to look boring!
I hope these tips are helpful! Let me know what you think.