Top 5 Workplace Style Essentials

Humble Chic loves the working woman.  She is strong, self-sufficient, and intelligent.  But that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t look amazing in the office too.  Studies show that those who dress well in the workplace are more successful in the long run.  Style is a reflection of one’s personality and habits, so if you put in the effort to look great every day, this will reflect in your workplace success.

Here are our top 5 Workplace Style Essentials:

1. A Shift Dress

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Nothing makes a woman look better than a dress, which is why we all need to have a number of dress options suitable for work.  One of the most appropriate dresses for the office is the shift dress.   They come in both sleeveless and long-sleeved versions and are typically longer than cocktail dresses.  The shift dress has a more conservative cut and therefore provides the perfect amount of coverage for the workplace. Shift dresses can be paired with flats or heels, and even belted for a more fitted look.

Get the Look:

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2. A White Blouse

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A white blouse is an obvious workplace style essential and must-have in every woman’s closet. It goes with every sort of pant and skirt without clashing, and therefore is the go-to piece for prints. You can pair it with a black pencil skirt for a sophisticated black-and-white look, or pair it with printed pants for a more modern vibe.  It will showcase your accessories, and can transition easily to an after-hours look if you let your hair down and put a few bracelets on.

Get the Look:

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3. Black Pants

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Black pants are another workplace style basic because they are not only flattering, but also practical.  In this day and age, women have more freedom to experiment with different styles in the office. It’s no longer necessary to wear a traditional suit pant at work. Unless you work in an extremely conservative environment, feel free to experiment with skinny pants and wide leg styles.

Get the Look:

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4. A Classic Skirt

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Skirts are a great way to bring a feminine touch to workplace style.  Longer A-line skirts and peplums are perfect for the office environment and they pair beautifully with simple blouses and printed tops.  Tuck your blouse into the waistband of your skirt for a more defined shape, or pair looser tops with a fitted pencil skirt.  A-line skirts look great with a fitted sweater and pumps.

Get the Look:

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5. A Leather Tote

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Nothing says professional like carrying a simple yet elegant leather (or vegan leather) tote.  The leather tote is also convenient for weekend looks, so you won’t have to switch purses from weekday to weekend.  If most of your wardrobe is printed or colorful, opt for a simple black leather bag.  If you typically wear neutrals, either brown or black will work.

Get the Look:

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Make sure to always have these 5 Workplace Style Essentials in your closet and looking perfectly polished at the office will be a breeze. Stay chic! xo

Humble Chic NY is based in NYC and offers boutique product & service at an affordable price point. Since its inception in 2012, the brand has been featured by Vogue, Instyle, People StyleWatch & more.

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