A pretty quick way to know if you’re dressing well for the office is to consider what your career idol wears and compare your wardrobe to theirs. Don’t worry, you don’t have to invest the same amount of money in your closet as they might, but rather, think of these powerhouses as your own personal professional dressing gurus whenever you’re putting together a 9-to-5 look.
Take, for instance, Anna Wintour. Vogue‘s editor in chief dresses for the job she has. She’s a powerful, creative businessperson who always looks polished and professional, yet somehow her style doesn’t feel stale. Rather, it feels bold and exciting. This is in huge part thanks to the fact that she’s cultivated a personal aesthetic that works for her everyday look. From her staple sunglasses to boldly printed dresses to statement necklaces that typically adorn her neckline, she’s got it nailed down.
Whether or not you work in the fashion industry, it’s safe to say that most of us would enjoy getting a few style tips for the office from this mogul. So why not settle for the second best thing and see which budget-friendly pieces from Topshop, Zara, and Mango she’d pick for your boardroom look? Continue ahead to find out what they are and shop the picks that’ll reinvigorate your work week.
It’s no secret that Wintour’s accessory of choice is that of the statement bauble. That’s why a bold jewelry piece should be in your office rotation; it elevates even the simplest of staples from a button-down shirt to a sheath dress.
If you’ve followed Wintour’s style advice over the years, then you already know she’s a huge advocate for wearing color, which is why we suspect she’d be in favor of your 9-to-5 wardrobe being chock-full of them.
Wintour is rarely seen not in a boldly printed piece, and that’s why a floral dress ought to be in your office repertoire right now.
Though Wintour is usually in a pair of heels, she’s rarely wearing a pair that feel too high or uncomfortable.
When in doubt, a matching set by way of a skirt suit or something in a similar vein is a smart choice for the office.
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