Starting a new job can be an emotional rollercoaster–from your first day, to your first big project, to getting to know everyone on the team, it can be a lot to take in and handle. Many women also find themselves grappling with the issue of what on earth they should be wearing to the office everyday, especially if this is your first job and there’s no company uniform. Don’t fret, because getting dressed in the morning doesn’t have to be such a headache! The key to a perfect office outfit is to meld elements of your personal style with clean cut, sophisticated pieces for a look that speaks to both your unique personality and professional abilities.
The look above is a great outfit for someone who is in their 20s and working in an office. It is a combination of professional pieces that are modern and contemporary. The result is a look that isn’t too stuffy–it conveys professionalism while remaining youthful, which are the two things you should be aiming for when dressing for work each morning. I chose to make the look pop by adding olive pants and bright red pumps for some contrast against the stark black & white. The structured tote is perfect for the office, because it’s big enough for a laptop and will go with almost anything in your work wardrobe–versatility is key!
The jacket topper is what really ties the whole look together and keeps the outfit youthful. The wide, quarter cut sleeves make it perfect for year-round wear; just layer with sweaters in the cooler months. The black & white palette and simple stripes will work seamlessly into the rest of your wardrobe. You could even dress it down for the weekend with sneakers and denim.
I hope this outfit gives you some inspiration for your future 9-5 looks. Keep rockin’ it, girl boss!