Adding A Little Personality To Your Work Ensemble

by - April 30, 2019

You’re a career oriented kind of lady and you know that while clothes may not maketh the woman, they can certainly undermineth her professionalism.

While we should all do our best to look presentable and professional at work the sad truth is that even as we approach the 2020s women are still judged more on their appearance in the world of work than their male counterparts. It’s not fair, it’s not right and it can cause women to dress extra conservatively at work in ways that they feel may come at the expense of their femininity and personality. You spend a great deal of your waking hours at work, and while you’re there you want to feel like you, not some anonymous worker drone!

Nonetheless, with a little ingenuity you can easily straddle the line at which professionalism meets personality, adding a little dimension and identity to your working attire while still presenting yourself as a formidable and professionally confident woman…

Let your inner beauty shine through
Remember, you are more than just your clothes, your hair, your makeup and your jewellery. If you feel like your work outfit is wearing you rather than the other way around perhaps you need to project through it and let your inner beauty shine through. This is easier to do when you’re well rested, well nourished and well hydrated.

Use discrete jewelry that makes a big statement
Conventional wisdom dictates that your work jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets and bangles be tasteful and discrete but that doesn’t mean that you can’t inject a sense of fun into your accessory choices. Check out this page at for some really cute options that are brimming with personality from jeweled safety pin stud earrings to enamel ear cuffs and pearl earrings. These can add a dash of color and flavor to even the most conservative ensemble and make you feel more like you without undermining your professionalism.

Hedge your bets with layers
Layering is the bread and butter of the fashion world. Just ask Tan from Queer Eye! It’s also a great way to hedge your bets when it comes to your workwear. Your boss disapproves of your graphic tee? No problem, you can soften the graphic by wearing a blazer over the top. HR tell you your denim jacket isn’t appropriate work attire? No biggie, you can just remove it to show the clean lines of the blouse beneath.

It’s my bag, baby!
Even if your office dress code affords you no latitude whatsoever in your clothing choices, you can still inject a sense of personality into your attire through your other accessories like your bag. A structured bag can look completely professional while still holding everything you need for work and letting your personality pop.

With a little boldness and experimentation you can find the perfect blend of clothes and accessories to help you feel more like yourself at work and let your personality shine through. Have fun crafting the perfect work look for you!

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