I hope you all had an amazing weekend and a fabulous Monday. I had the most amazing weekend celebrating my 23rd birthday with my boyfriend, friends, and family. I will be sharing everything we did over the weekend and all of the details from our staycation this week, stay tuned! Today I went to a leadership retreat for week and it was amazing. I truly feel so inspired and motivated to be the best version of myself every single day at work. I think it is so important to find a career you are passionate about and inspire others to be passionate about it as well. I am so thankful to absolutely love my first job out of college. My colleagues inspire me, my clients inspire me, and I feel appreciated on a daily basis. Feeling appreciated in the workplace is SO important and if you don’t feel appreciated, you often burn out and lose the fire you once had for your job.
Since I am sharing my passion for my job, I wanted to share three ways to spice up your work attire. I know we sometimes get in the habit of wearing the same few outfits to work everyday and while that can be great, it’s also important to change up our routines and step outside of our daily habits. I did this last week and wore three new outfits to work, which I was nervous about at first, but I received so many compliments! It’s oftentimes scary to step outside of our comfort zones and try something new, but I highly encourage trying something new and stepping outside of your comfort zone, especially with clothing. Everyone dresses in neutral colors where I work and I took a bold step, tried something new, and now I have seen colleagues (both men & women) wearing brighter colors and new shirts this week!
Here are three ways to spice up your work look:
1. An oversized tote
Most people use briefcases for their paperwork, laptop, etc. and I am trying something new by using an oversized tote for work. I love how much style this simple item has added to my work look and it fits everything I could possibly need during the day. I also love how I can use the same bag as my purse when I go out to lunch or run errands and don’t have to lug around a briefcase. Shop the look below by simply clicking on the desired image where you will then be redirected to a page to shop the item(s).
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2. Bold sleeves and a statement necklace
Bold sleeves are always my go-to when picking out work attire. I love how much detail sleeves can add to a top and create a flattering look for both the arms and torso. Even though I’m wearing all black, the sleeves create a fun look and add character to an otherwise boring outfit. To also accentuate this outfit, I added my favorite statement necklace. This necklace is under $15 and makes the perfect accessory for every occasion! Shop the look below by simply clicking on the desired image where you will then be redirected to a page to shop the item(s).
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3. Bright, colorful stripes
Bright stripes always spice up any outfit, but they especially spice up work attire. If you work in an office where neutral colors are worn my everyone (like my job) then bright stripes will really spice up your work attire. Since no one wears bright colors too often, I receive so many compliments when I wear bright colors! Bright colors also brighten my mood immediately when i put them on because my brain is trained to love bright colors and fun patterns. I also always feel more confident when I wear brighter colors instead of wearing neutral colors because I know I stand out and oftentimes feel as if that makes me more approachable. Shop the look below by simply clicking on the desired image where you will then be redirected to a page to shop the item(s).
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I hope you all have a great rest of your week!