It’s hard to believe but my background is in accounting, I almost became a CPA. But 10 years ago, it became very clear to me that my true magic power is turning style dreams into reality. You might be thinking that office outfits are hard to make exciting, but when you add your own twist to it, you can make any office-appropriate look unique! Whether it’s for your in-person office, zoom meetings, working from home, and anything in between, you deserve to look professional and fabulous. Here are 8 effortless chic office outfits to inspire your stylish & edgy office attire!
ADD A POP OF COLOR
Neutral colors are great for business, but adding a pop of color like I did with this red blazer is an easy way to make a statement. You can add a pop of color with a blazer, shoes, or even with a bold lip color. Bold colors are a huge trend for this fall season, and this is a great way to bring the trend into the office while still keeping things professional.
ADD AN EDGY SWEATER OVER A WHITE SHIRT
White shirts are a must for every woman’s wardrobe, especially for your business attire. For fall, I love layering over white shirts with edgy sweaters like I did here with this sweater from The Order. Pieces like this are great for adding personality to your wardrobe, they are my go-to for unique, edgy looks!
WEAR A POWER BLAZER
Power blazers are one of my favorite office outfits because they have such a modern, chic feel. White is my favorite color to create this type of outfit, it’s just so bold and clean. You can create a similar look with black, beige or any other color you like. It is a great foundation to add chic and edgy details with whatever shoes and accessories you’re loving. This Balmain blazer has been blowing up my blog, Instagram, and Pinterest with over a million views! I know not everyone can afford Balmain, so good news–I found an almost identical version at Express for under $100.
TRY A DRESS IN AN INTERESTING PRINT
Wrap dresses are a great dress silhouette for the office, they’re flattering and easy to wear. I love options with interesting prints that have some edginess to it without overpowering you at work. Pair with an interesting shoe to compliment the dress as well as add another chic element.
BLACK PANTS WITH INTERESTING DETAILS
There’s nothing more classic for business attire than black pants. Add some extra chicness by choosing a pair that has interesting details like patent leather texure! I’m obsessed with this pair from Aritzia because of the super chic style and edgy faux leather. I styled mine with a lace blouse and black pumps to keep it classy!
WEAR WHITE SHOES
Make a statement with white shoes. If you’re wearing an all black outfit, completing the look with white shoes will add an unexpected touch to the look. It’s one of my long time styling tricks, and don’t worry, yes you can wear them after Labor Day! I recommend them to all my clients and they are all so obsessed with the look. Plus, white shoes are a mega trend this season and an easy one to wear at work.
TIE A RIBBON AROUND YOUR NECK
Black suits are classic for business, I fell in love with this blazer from The Kooples with the lace and ribbon detailing. I kept it classic with a white button down shirt and tied the ribbon from the jacket to create a bow. It’s such a subtle way to add an edgy element to the look. Even though the ribbon was attached to my suit, you can easily create this same look with any ribbon.
Plaid is another big trend for fall/winter and a great way to add edge to your work wear. Of course, your work environment will determine how you can incorporate the print to your look. If you work in a creative environment you may be able to wear a gingham crop top like I did here. However, if a crop top doesn’t work for your office you can try a gingham skirt and cardigan set for a more conservative, wearable, and still trendy look. This look is especially cozy for zoom outfits and working from home!
I hope this blog post got you inspired to refresh your office outfits! And yes, I am always here to help you!Please keep in mind that I am also offering 1:1 styling services, personal branding mentoring, workshops and so much more. Click here for my full services and sign up for my newsletter. You can also always shop my top picks on the Tel Aviv Couture Boutique, including more chic office outfits!