A millennial woman has mastered the art of multitasking: walking and talking, planning and eating lunch, attending meetings and going through a list of ingredients she needs to make dinner – we’re constantly fired up and ready to go. We’ll do our makeup in under ten minutes, fix up breakfast in five, and be out of the house, rushing, always rushing and always busy. Sheesh, where’s a girl to fit in some fashion indulgence in this crazy schedule? Luckily, we’re here to make it easy for you. Wanna know how to look good quickly and still leave room for some creativity? Read on!
A good suit
Even if the dress code at your firm is casual, having a well-fitted suit is important for those big meetings, or times you’re supposed to be introduced to a client. A simple, elegant navy, grey, or ivory suit will make you feel beautiful and accomplished. Avoid gaudy colours if this is your only real professional outfit, but otherwise feel free to add a brooch or a silky scarf as nice personal details. You also don’t have to stick to a skirt and blazer combo – feel free to pick out a pantsuit since they’re pretty much all the rage right now and they look amazing.
Blazer + anything
Okay, this can officially be your new hack to make yourself presentable on the worst of days when you’re tired and in a rush, but need to look good. Blazers are the wardrobe piece for any businesswoman, seeing as how they’re so versatile. A regular pair of jeans and a t-shirt will instantly get a professional vibe with a nice suit jacket, and you can generally throw it over anything and upgrade your look within moments.
Chic and casual
Thank god that we no longer have to squeeze ourselves into uncomfortable things every morning because most places no longer require you to wear a full-on suit every day. Business casual and casual represent the majority of recent dress codes, but even if you’re required to wear something dressier, you can still rely on comfy slacks, cardigans, polished Oxford shoes, chiffon blouses, cashmere sweaters, and pencil skirts. Invest in these basic pieces and you’ll have plenty of cute stuff to wear.
Here’s a way to bring charm and brightness into the office. Wear a pretty dress, because dresses are so easy, comfy, breezy, and yet they make you look like you’ve put a ton of effort into your outfit. They’re also the perfect garment for any curvy gal who’s sick of boring, drab things to wear. Girl, find yourself some gorgeous plus size maxi dresses and show off your hot body. Bear in mind that bodycon dresses are absolutely a fantastic option as well, especially if you want to feel a little naughty, a hell of a lot sexy, and still perfectly professional.
Clean and neat goes a long way
Do you really think your middle-aged boss can even tell a difference between burgundy and maroon, let alone pay attention to small details? Here’s the thing – make sure that whatever you’re wearing is clean and neatly pressed, and you’ll already look good. Even if you’re just wearing a sweater and a pair of jeans, tidiness is much more professional than a wrinkled suit that you should have washed a week ago.
Make a go-to uniform
Find something that looks good, and then get it in several colours. No one has the time to be creative and pick the perfect outfit every single day, but you can find something that makes you look amazing and then stick to the general shape and cut of it. It’s easy to fall back on it when you’re feeling uninspired, and it’s especially useful for ladies who want to look great with minimal fuss involved.
You’re young, gorgeous, and clever, and there’s really no reason to limit your fashion skills only to your free time. Get creative with accessories and don’t forget to add a little fun into your outfits – a bright pink scarf here, a pair of chunky earrings there, and you’re already giving everything a personal touch that makes your clothes unique.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracey Clayton is a full-time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”