Looks Matter In The Workplace – Turn It To Your Advantage!

Looks matter in the workplace – turn it to your advantage!

Looks matter in the workplace - turn it to your advantage!

We hate to admit it, but we all know it’s true: looks do matter in the workplace. As much as it’s about your ability to lead, be creative, and work hard, it’s also about how you present yourself. (After all, there’s a reason we’re all told to dress for the job we want, not the one we have.) Whether that’s coming in with a crisp blazer instead of a crinkled button-down or leaving your scuffed flats at home and swapping them for a pair of modest heels, there’s power in looking the part.

It’s always important to put your best foot forward, and that all starts with your wardrobe. A put together look can say so much and it’s amazing how much better you can feel when you’re confident in how you’re dressed. Plus, looking your best in the workplace can really only work to your advantage, especially when your coworkers with your gorgeous dress and your impressive presentation.

So to make sure you’re looking, feeling, and doing your best at the office, we scoured through the online store Best Secret to find the best pieces for your office wardrobe. (You can thank us, later.) Best Secret is an online shopping community with fabulous designer clothes for up to 80 % off and ever since we came across the site, we have been absolutely hooked! To add some sparkle in to our work week, we spend our lunch breaks browsing the site for the next blazer, statement bag and gorgeous cocktail dress to take us through the weekend! What´s more is, this month, you can get an EXTRA 15% off when you spend £30 or more. Simply enter promocode secretcoffee2014 at checkout. As Best Secret is an exclusive closed shopping network, you must shop via one of the links within our site, or you wont be able to gain entry.

One way to insert a little personality and charm to your every day work outfit is to add in a fun print. This adorable cat-printed blouse looks almost like houndstooth from far away and is perfectly professional without being stuffy. While this top would look great with a pair of straight-legged trousers, another great way to rock a button down is by pairing it with an A-line skirt. One of our favourites would have to be this slightly-fluted skirt from Best Secret that features a pinstriped detail. If you’ve been looking to mix prints but you’re not sure how, pairing a subtle skirt like this with a printed top is a great place to start. As for accessories, nothing’s better than a classic, chic bag that you know will go with everything and hold all of your work essentials. Plus, we have to give it extra points for the gold detailing.

If you’re looking to up your game even more and add an extra boost of fashion confidence, you can’t go wrong with a statement dress. A well-tailored dress in a fun color is perfect for an important meeting, a conference, or even a networking event. Be bold and try something in a bright mauve or a soft coral for a look that’s unexpected yet polished. The ruffle details and clean neckline add a level of sophistication to the dress, making it suitable for any work environment. Plus, when it’s paired with a black blazer and a delicate pearl necklace: Workplace perfection. Besides, what’s better than making a lasting impression with your charm, grace and killer sense of style?

And what better to throw over said dress than a truly fabulous coat? We’re gushing over this neutral, wool coat that would look just as good going to the office as it would going out to drinks – as a busy, working girl, you know that versatility is everything. The simple design and subtle details are swoon-worthy, while the material makes it perfect for your early morning autumn trek to work. Pair it with some leather gloves and almost-matching heels and you’ll turn heads (in a good way) from the moment you step in and out the door.

One of our secret-weapon ways to feel absolutely amazing when going to work is an all-black ensemble (and who doesn’t look suave in all black?). A knee-length, fitted dress and a spacious tote paired with either patent pumps or cutout ballet flats is an easy way to show you mean business. Be careful not to go too serious, though. Adding a colorful necklace or a fun braid is an easy way to jazz up an all-black outfit while still looking appropriate.

We know getting dressed for work can sometimes be a stressful experience but with go-to pieces like these ones from Best Secret it can also be fun, easy, and beneficial to your career. Use your awesome style to your advantage by showing everyone that you’re a force to be reckoned with, in and out of the office. Dont forget that you can benefit from an EXTRA 15% off when you spend £30 or more. Enter promocode secretcoffee2014 at checkout. Shop via one of the exclusive links via our site to gain membership today. Register with Best Secret now.

What are your favorite workplace staples? Let us know in the comments below!

Madison Feller

Madison is a student at the University of Missouri, where she studies magazine journalism, business and computer science. She is a freelance journalist and has previously written for the Columbia Missourian, Levo League, and her work has appeared in Business Insider. Follow her at @_madisonline where she regularly tweets about teen magazines and her love of red velvet cupcakes.

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