Every woman has more than once faced the challenge of completing an outfit for a business meeting. A white shirt, a classic blazer and black stilettos will always defend themselves, but is this how every business styling should look like? Stylist Nikoleta will answer this question for us.
Table of Contents:
- Where to use business style?
- Boring colors? It’s over!
- What should I pay attention to when selecting a hairstyle?
- What is worth having in your closet?
- Business style, or accessories?
- Meghan Markle – a business style icon?
- Malgorzata Kozuchowska sets an example – how to wear suits?
Where to use business style?
Business styles are those that are most often required of us in the workplace, at important business meetings, recruitment interviews, where we are bound by a formal dress code. With properly composed business styling, we can make a good first impression at an important meeting or properly “emphasize” our position in the company. It is worth remembering that adequately selected outfit to
circumstances, expresses our respect for the interlocutor, employer, or potential client. Our image, is our business card and can work in our favor or vice versa in virtually every situation of our lives.
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Boring colors? It’s over!
Business dress code and business styling, we certainly associate with something conservative and boring. However, it is no longer those days that we can only dress in shades of white, gray, black and navy blue for a business meeting. The modern dress code allows for many more possibilities – colors, patterns and even modern forms, like
For example, an oversized jacket. You can even go for colors such as red, fuchsia, orange or green. Strong colors are an indicator of the post-pandemic “dopamine dressing” trend, which has made a very strong presence in recent months. A suit in strong colors can give you confidence and help you stand out among the competition, for example. However, if you are a fan of classic colors and do not feel comfortable in the “stronger” ones – bet on the classics, because the classics will always defend themselves, and you can add a little color in the accessories.
What should I pay attention to when choosing a hairstyle?
When choosing your business closet, definitely pay attention to quality. Natural materials, well-finished clothes are something that will last with you for many seasons and always look good. If you opt for a cotton, linen or silk shirt, it will be much easier to endure a few nice hours at work in it than in those artificial non-breathable ones. Thank synthetic, shiny clothes made of polyester, acrylic, or polyamide. Good quality clothes in simple, classic forms will always defend themselves and add to your class and elegance.
What is worth having in your closet?
A suit is definitely the piece that will work in the closet of any businesswoman. You can wear it as a whole set, or style each piece separately, which already gives you several options for work sets. A white shirt properly matched to the figure and style is the best base of a woman’s business closet. Again, you can opt for a classic, simple version or a more modern one – oversize, or with flared sleeves. If you are a fan of dresses then sure, you can invest in some good models. Only remember that the dress should not be shorter than a few inches before the knee and should not have a deep neckline. Opt for a pair of classic fabric pants, with a straight or flared leg depending on which you feel more comfortable in. Do you like straight or pencil cut midi skirts? it’s great, they will be a great base in a business look. You can upgrade the midi skirt, if only for the material – choose the one in leather or eco-leather, it will add character to the styling.
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Business style, or accessories?
Business style is also an adequate choice of accessories, makeup and hairstyle. Do not forget that “the devil is in the details”, too strong, screaming makeup will take away from the professionalism. For a hairstyle for work, it is worth going for simplicity and minimalism, if the updos are a simple “ponytail” or low bun. The whole styling will finish us off beautifully with classic stilettos, moccasins or ballerinas. In the autumn-winter season, bet on simple boots or classic boots – they will complement any of your styling. When choosing a handbag for work, forgo the “baggy” soft shoppers. A “stiffer” form like a trunk or briefcase will work much better.
Meghan Markle – a business style icon?
Meghan is a great example of how to compose business styling in a modern way. The whole created on the basis of simple, timeless forms, yet the set looks fresh and up-to-date. A monochromatic look within a single color is always a good solution if you want to add a more “elegant” touch to your styling. The above statement is a very good example of how to build this type of connection. Note that each piece, however, is in a different shade of brown, but the whole is kept in a consistent tone. Which means you don’t have to force yourself to always have identical shades of a certain color in your closet to create the perfect total look, take Meghan’s example.
Another simple combination by Markle – shirt, pencil skirt and pumps. Remember that in business style, hairstyle, makeup and jewelry are very important finishing touches. They are the ones that can beautifully complement, classic forms in clothing and are an important part of this style. Meghan again opted for a combination of two similar colors, why does she like them so much? Since Total looks, optically elongate and slenderize the silhouette, if you add bright pumps in flesh tones, you add a few centimeters. To build a good monochromatic set, remember that they like variety in material texture. Smooth silks, viscose, cotton, you can combine like Meghan with leather elements, it will make the styling more interesting to look at.
Malgorzata Kozuchowska sets an example – how to wear suits?
Gretel is a fan of suits, very often we can see her in such a combination both on the walls and in the daytime. About Total lookup, I’ve already written a lot under Megan’s photos, but you can’t, not without noticing that, again, all the styling kept in white adds to this combination of sophistication and chic. Often we are afraid to reach for white combinations in our daytime styling, because the myth has been perpetuated that white makes us fatter, which of course is not true 😉
On the other hand, it is true that the shades of white near the face add freshness, brighten and visually rejuvenate us, also I definitely recommend trying it out and not be afraid of bright combinations!
Here we have a perfect example of styling that, with the help of accessories and makeup and hairstyle, became an evening option. If we were to replace the makeup and hairstyle with a daytime look and instead of a minaudiere (evening handbag) we would add a business trunk, then the whole thing could easily be worn in a daytime business version. In the styling itself, it is worth noting the velvet jacket, which is broken up by a thick leather belt, which swathes the waist. Gybe to subtract the belt, it would make us dull and expressionless. It is worth noting that such materials as velours or velvets are very fashionable this season and are suitable not only for big outings, but we can also successfully wear them in the daytime version.
So business style doesn’t always have to be associated with dullness and seriousness! It is worth adding elements to your styling to boost your image and fill you with energy. Business style, above all, is supposed to make every GentleWoman feel confident and ready to conquer the world!