Most corporate jobs either require business professional or business casual. Some smaller offices may even let their employees wear casual attire. Whatever your office dress code is, it can be difficult trying to be code appropriate and fashionable. Being fashionable and appropriate in the a work setting can be tricky. You want to be cute while staying within the dress code. No one wants to work with or promote a sloppy or unkempt person, no matter how hard of a worker you are. Bottom line your appearance is important. This post will walk you through building the basics or foundation of your work wardrobe. This post will cover those three main dress codes.
Your work attire does not have to be boring. Even if you are in a conservative office, you can bring your personality (within reason) out in your wardrobe. You can be both fashionable and professional. You do not have to pick one over the other.
You guys know I believe in the 70/30 Rule when it comes to trendy pieces. My closet is 70% classic and functional, 30% trendy. I think you should definitely add a few trendy pieces to your closet each season to keep your closet fresh and up to date. There are three trends this season I feel you should add to your closet. They are definitely in mine.
For the last year or so I have been plotting and planning to start an online boutique. Well, it’s finally here. The House of Charlotte online accessories boutique is now live. If you have followed me for a while, you know my love for fashion, shopping, and wardrobe planning. Starting an online boutique was a way for me to curate pieces I love and share them with others.
A wardrobe with a solid foundation should last from season to season. Your wardrobe basics should provide you with several options that you can mix and match, no matter what the season is. The purpose of building your wardrobe basics is to create a functional wardrobe.
When adding new pieces to your wardrobe this Spring, remember to use the 70/30 Rule. Your closet should be 70% classic and functional pieces, 30% trendy and fun pieces. Here are a few basic pieces you should definitely add to your closet, if you haven’t already.