4 professional wardrobe essentials
Dressing professionally for work can be a challenge for some women. And depending on your job, this professional attire may differ. Although women have come so far from the inequality we used to face, it can still be a struggle for some, and no matter what your work situation is, in the end we all simply want to be taken seriously and treated equally. It is our responsibility as women to uphold the rights fought for us to get us where we are today, specifically when it comes to the workplace. Although outward appearance is not the main deciding factor, when you look good and feel professional then your confidence shows through. Here is a guide for a few essential wardrobe pieces for looking your best and feeling like the professional that you are.
3 piece suit
This should be a well tailor suit that fits you well. Don’t be afraid to get it more tailored either to fit your shape perfectly. You want to be comfortable enough to move around with ease, but have it fit properly. Tahari suits come in pants or skirt so you can mix and match. Start your wardrobe out with a basic black or grey suit and then move on to other colors.
Classic white collar shirt
A women’s white button down shirt has a clean and crisp look that goes with anything. These are very versatile and can be tucked in or not tucked in depending on the length and style. Make sure that you get the correct size so that it is not too big or awkwardly too small. You can also get these tailored to make sure the arm length is right.
Everyone needs a little black dress to wear to work that can be paired with a cardigan or a fitted jacket. This dress should be fairly conservative, but small detailing like a lace sheath dress, like this one from the Loft, is feminine and professional enough for the workplace.
Black or brown pumps
These pumps will come in handy for whatever your outfit is, just make sure that you can walk comfortably in them, and that your pants are long enough for their height. Again, tailoring is your best friend in this situation to ensure that your pants are the right length.
Written by Lizzy Jude