Nothing screams business better than a crisp suit, but for women, even work wear options are aplenty.
Power suit: A nicely cut suit is always a must. Be it skirts or pants, depending on your company’s code of conduct, it needs to be crisp and sharp enough to make you look like the authority figure. And adding a slim/block heels never hurts.
Blazer: Always have that trusted blazer you could pull out in case of emergencies. A checked blazer will turn almost every outfit formal.
Basics colours: Always have basic black/blue/grey trousers and some pastel and solid dark shade tops in your wardrobe. Even black/blue and white combinations can be life-savers.
Checked or printed pants: When you want to try something different yet simple, go for checked pants with a solid colour top or sweater. Adding a nice pair of solid colour sandals or shoes enhances the whole look.
High-waisted pencil skirts: This is the kind of trend which has been carried forward since the 70s. A shirt and a nicely cut high-waist pencil skirt have been a staple. When in doubt, go back to the basics.
Denim with formal shirt and blazer: For those “casual Fridays” when you want to keep it light yet professional. A semi-formal shirt, jeans and casual shoes are never off the mark.
Jewellery: In case of accessories in the workplace, it is nice to keep effortless and simple. What can be a part of your ensemble — a handbag, a delicate chain with a small pendant, a watch, delicate earrings.
Shoes: The type of shoes you wear can make or break the look. Experiment with the type of heels. Sometimes, a basic outfit can be uplifted with a pair of coloured heels. For the days you know you have meetings and you have to be on your feet, go for either loafers or low-heeled wedges. For other days, wedges and block heels are your best friends. For office parties keep a trendy pair like alligator pumps or animal print to add to your style.