I know you are like “When the black suit wasn’t chic?!” right now. But forget that I’m wearing a black suit and think about your staple basic business formal outfit for a minute. Think about that plain grey suit and navy suit you hate wearing so much but are your best suits and you wear them on repeat. Now think how would you feel about your basic formal business ootd if it suddenly turned up into a chic and fashionable office outfit every fashion IT girl would love to wear day and night. Have it? Hold the thought. Because this is about to happen to your office uniform.
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WHAT TO WEAR TO LOOK CHIC AT WORK THIS FALL
I already shared #5 fashionable chic fall outfits you can wear to work from Monday to Friday a while ago. Rember here? And yes, this chic basic business formal outfit was one of them. In fact, it was the first on the list.
And no, not only because this black pantsuit looks so damn chic and fashionable and we will also wear it for spring summer 2019.
But because every girl boss should have a staple monochrome pantsuit in her closet. You can call it boring if you want, but believe me, a monochrome suit should be a part of your work capsule wardrobe.
Admittedly, a black pantsuit is the best option, especially now when black is so fashionable right now. You know, the black widow fashion trend? Ps. More about this trend is coming up on Brunette from Wall Street in AW18/19 Fashion Trend Report next.
Anyway, the thing is that you need at least one monochrome suit that you can later turn from a basic business formal outfit into a fashion uniform. ou can get the details of this look, including the fashion cheat sheet over here.
And this season we are turning our boring business formal ootd into a fashion uniform by styling it with either of one of these IT pieces that I’m showing you here.
THESE ARE WHAT YOU NEED TO TURN YOUR BASIC BUSINESS FORMAL OUTFIT INTO SOMETHING CHIC
So how to make your basic business formal outfit look chic and fashionable? As said, this goes to any basic business formal outfit. I happen to wear a black suit, but it could be any other suit. Like that ugly grey suit that you have hanging in your closet since you graduated and your brain says you should toss it.
Well, the good news is that you don’t need to toss any of your boring suits to look more fashionable at the office. Simply style it with these AW18/19 IT pieces.
AW18/19 IT PIECES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR UPDATING YOUR WORK CAPSULE WARDROBE
#1 COLORFUL PUMPS
Starting with the court shoes, since I updated my black suit with the nebulas blue satin heels.
There is no doubt that these Gianvito Rossi nebulas blue satin pumps (shop here) I’m wearing would make any outfit look stunning. And so chic.
Anyway, it’s not only the nebulas blue court shoes that will make your basic work attire look more fashionable and stylish. If you don’t like nebulas blue, which I hardly believe, then pick any other shoes that come in jewel hues. You know, the colours that are in fashion right now. Ps. Go here to see the colour palette for autumn winter 2018/19.
Also, check this widget to find more affordable shoes too.
And yes, if you love wearing prints, you can get shoes in one of the AW2018/19 prints instead.
#2 SILK SCARF
Scarves are having its moment this season. So if you are not in your late thirties yet, then tying a silky scarf around your neck would be a perfect styling trick that will update your everyday business look.
Ps. Don’t get mad at me, but you are on your own if you tie your silk scarf around your neck once you turn 35. At least this season. Letting you know why in the Accessories trend report for autumn winter 2019 here.
However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear a silky scarf at all. Regardless of your age, you can always tie your scarf around the bag top handle or wrist and wear it instead of the bracelet. It’s an edgy thing to do, yet it’s not against the business formal dressing code. Plus, it’s a really quick fashion fix.
#3 NAIL POLISH
Lastly the nail polish. I see a surprise on your face. But don’t look like that. Nail polish is the cheapest fashion fix you can use to update your outdated business formal outfit.
Surely it’s a risky one. Mainly because you need to have in mind the business code. But as long as you keep your nails short, there is no colour you couldn’t wear for work. If not explicitly prohibited of course.
By the way, the entire Makeup Trend report for Autumn Winer 2018/19 is on its way! Already in the making. Meanwhile, you can read the Eye makeup report over here.
Only one tip, don’t match your nail polish with your shoes. Rather wear contrasting colours instead. For example, if you are wearing nebulous blue pumps like me, then apply nail polish in russet orange. A meerkat with red pear, quetzal green with ceylon yellow, ultraviolet with limelight …
Anyway, check the widget above to see more colour pairings that will update your basic business look while making you look stylish for fall winter 2019.
MORE WAYS TO UPDATE YOUR OFFICE OUTFITS THIS FALL
I know you were expecting to see a bag instead of the nail polish. Since shoes, scarves and a bag are 3 styling tricks that always work. But no! It’s not a new bag you need to update your staple work attire.
I mean, you could get a new bag, but I must warn you that this is a rather pricey way to update your boring business formal ootd. Especially because you would need more than just one bag. Whatsoever, if you are a bag addict like me, then be sure to come back to Brunette from Wall Street to see this season’s best business bags. Coming soon!
Meanwhile be sure to check these #5 chic office outfits you can wear for work now. By the way, just curious, how does your capsule work wardrobe look like? Do you have many boring suits that you hate wearing for work hanging in your closet? Just hanging? Since you don’t know (correction didn’t know, because you know now) how to make them look chic for work?