When working in an office, you have to make it a point to look professional, clean-cut, and ready to do serious business with your co-workers, bosses and managers, and customers and vendors. But being stylish doesn’t mean that you have to always be stiff and uncomfortable. In fact, there are plenty of ways to look great and feel comfortable while working in a professional office environment.
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A Redefined Men’s Suit
Sure, you can opt for a variety of men’s blazers that suit your body best and come in different colours to match the rest of your suit for the day, but to create a new look, you can get yourself a tailored jacket as well. This type of jacket will give shape to your torso, and the convenient pockets that it provides will give you a convenient place to keep your wallet and mobile phone.
To complement this look, you can also go with pants that will provide a lean silhouette, regardless of what size you sport. And a pair of brown loafers that are polished and clean will add an element of sophistication without overdoing it.
Or Ditch the Jacket Completely
Men can also ditch the jacket completely and opt for a more casual, yet still professional, appearance by instead wearing a slim-cut v-neck sweater that you can layer on top of a button-down shirt.
The key is to find a v-neck that doesn’t show too much of the dress shirt underneath. The collar on the dress shirt should be firm, and the bottom of the sweater should stop at the belt line rather than go over it.
Ladies: Swap Out Your Old, Uncomfortable Shoes for Stylish, Comfy Ones
High heels are popular amongst businesswomen because they add an extra element of style and sophistication to any outfit, whether you are wearing a long skirt or a trouser suit. They also make you taller and leaner, and probably give you a boost of confidence. But what they do to your body is a different story, as high heels can take their toll on your feet and joints, as well as your back. So the best alternative is to swap out your uncomfortable heels for equally stylish but much more comfortable options.
A great option is a wedge heel. You can stand and walk around in these types of heels for extended periods without feeling the same amount of strain that you would otherwise feel in stiletto heels. And another option is a kitten heel, which is low enough to give you a bit of extra height and support without too much strain on your body.
Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to create a work wardrobe for yourself that will not only make you look good, but also feel good. Opt for comfort in the workplace and you will find yourself more focused on your tasks and less on how uncomfortable you feel.