Many people think that dressing up for work is dull and boring but it doesn’t have to be. Sarmistha Goswami, founder of the fashion and lifestyle blog Style Over Coffee, feels that ‘style is all about self expression’ and you should not restrict yourself just because you are at the workplace. Sarmistha has 11 years of experience in the fashion industry, so you can be rest assured that she knows a thing or two about putting together outfits that are stylish, smart and comfortable for work.
A classic pencil skirt is ideal for the office. Many women have reservations against wearing pencil skirts, but the truth is that they suit all body types and are not only for slim women. A high-waist pencil skirt that reaches below the knee is formal enough for the office and stylish enough for get-togethers after work. Team it up with a formal, well-fitted shirt. If you want to experiment a little, you can try mixing up colours and patterns.
If your office dress code requires you to wear trousers, try changing the length and silhouette to stand out. Culottes are fashionable and ideal for office wear. Pick a high-waist or a medium-waist pair in a darker colour, and preferably in crepe. Team it with a classic shirt or a pretty blouse. A pair of ankle length booties with a matching bag can help complete the look.
Why be limited to black, white and neutrals? Add some bright and vibrant colours to your office wardrobe. Orange pants and cobalt blazer may seem like an unusual combination but they can work in your favour. To get the balance just right, team bright colours with basic shades or patterns. Complete the look with a black and white striped top and simple black shoes. Beige, white and off-white are equally good options that you can pair with vibrant colours.
Style Over Coffee has grown from being a fashion-only blog to a lifestyle diary with added categories like Travel and Beauty. It also has a ‘Blog Tutorial’ section, which aims at helping aspiring bloggers. The blog is updated about 3-4 times a week.
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