The Business Dress Code
1. Remember first impressions count and good clothes always open doors! Spend more on quality - it’s always worth it in the long run. As the saying goes: buy cheap, pay twice! Dresses, shirts and suits that are timeless in style and made with premium fabric can last you up to 10 years while still looking fresh when mixed and matched with different accessories and clothing in your wardrobe.
2. Stick to business colors - black, navy, grey and brown. If you’re not afraid to make a statement, choose deeper hues of red, green, blue and purple which look undeniably feminine in the style of Michelle Obama.
4. Invest in a pair of round toe and a pair of pointed black patent leather heels. They work for any occasion and always look new and timeless. Victoria Beckham swears by her pair of Manolo Blahnik’s from 5 years ago.
5. Avoid accessory overload! Abide by the ‘Rule of Three’ accessories per garment and watch the size. For example if you’re wearing a chunky necklace or wide scarf, wear a thin belt and delicate bracelet to highlight one part of the body at a time.
6. Invest in an expensive, neutral skinny belt without a huge branded buckle.
7. Inspired by Coco Chanel, it is now long understood that dresses and skirts should be knee length and cleavage hidden to reflect class in the workplace.
8. Invest in body shaping underwear - Spanx are the secret to Kim Kardashian’s curvy figure.
9. Although prints jazz up your work wardrobe in Spring, they are less timeless and versatile, so stick to solid colours. But if you love your prints, minimal doses of stripes, leopard, snake or polka dots will remain stylish.
10. Check garment labels for close-fitting styles and choose clothes that contain 2-5% of lycra or elastane to ensure they will have added stretch when worn, keeping you comfortable all day long.