6 Fun Style Tips To Liven Up Your Professional Look

Most of us will spend over 90,000 hours at work in our lifetime. You might spend that time sitting at a desk, wearing “office-appropriate” attire that doesn’t speak to your true sense of style. But guess what: it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are a few tips for turning your bland work wardrobe into a lively look you’ll love:


Play with Pops of Color

Too many board rooms are filled with sensible blue and black suits. Why not bring some color to the table? According to WhoWhatWear, a little color can bring neutral tones to life. So add some color to any part of your look - your shoes, your purse, or even the accessories you bought at an online boutique over the weekend!


Look Ladylike in Lace

Have you ever put on a pantsuit and found yourself feeling boxy and bland? Give that suit a feminine spin with a lacy camisole. A little peek of lace will give your outfit a fun, flirty look (perfect for hitting the bar after hours), but it can still meet the standards for the most conservative of office dress codes.


Make a Statement When You Step Outside

Your outfit may be all business, but your coat is ready to party! A colorful, on-trend coat is a great way to liven up your wardrobe (especially during those drab winter months). Find something in a pattern or color that speaks to you, or swap out the standard blazer for a fashionable bomber or motorcycle jacket. Voila! Très chic!


Add Some Accessories

A woman should always feel glamorous - even when combing through countless email memos from HR. The folks at Verily Magazine suggest incorporating chic, fashionable accessories into your office look, from silk scarves to statement jewelry. Try on something that’s been sitting in your closet, or experiment with some new accessories. Trust me, it’ll brighten any day!


Break Out the Makeup Brushes

Remember those gorgeous pops of color we talked about earlier? They aren’t limited to attire. Makeup is a wonderful way to express your creativity and make you feel great, so why not wear your favorite shade to work? Try out a bold red lip or a bright blue eyeliner - you’ll feel confident and ready to conquer the corporate world.


Sport Some Sleek Shoes

Start your day on the right foot - and with the right shoe! Often times, your shoes are the easiest (and, for us shoe addicts, the most fun) way to dress up your wardrobe without pushing the limits of the dress code. Add some sexy slingbacks to your suit, or a pair or patterned oxfords for a fashion-forward menswear twist.


Let’s face it: you’re going to be spending a lot of time in that office. So whether you’re sporting a sleek bomber jacket, painting your lips a powerful red, or dressing up with accessories, make sure you wear something to work that makes you feel happy, confident, and ready to be your very best!

Author Bio: Paula Slof is a boutique owner and professional stylist. She loves putting together the perfect outfits that bring out any woman’s unique, creative sense of style. When she’s not giving out styling tips or managing her boutique, she enjoys spending time with her husband Randy and their Australian shepherd, Chloe