When I came to college, I never imagined that I would be dressing in business professional clothing nearly every day of the week. Between my job working in an office and being a part of Inspired Strategies Agency, I went from wearing jeans to wearing dress pants in a matter of just a few weeks. It took me a few weeks to figure out exactly what sort of clothing I should wear, but here’s a list of go-to pieces that you can’t go wrong with when you’re required to dress in business professional clothing.
- Black Dress Pants
The first clothing item I purchased when I had to start dressing up was a pair of black dress pants. There are so many styles of dress pants that it’s easy to find a style you feel comfortable and confident in. Black is a color that will go with any other color. You can dress it up and go all out, or if you’re having a more laid-back day at the office you can dress it down.
- Black Blazer
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A simple black blazer can dress an outfit up so much. I would suggest going for one that is flexible and allows you to move around without restriction.
- Black Pumps (or Flats)
Depending on how professional your work environment is, owning a pair of black pumps is essential. Not only do these dress up your outfit, but they just make you look sharp. If you know you’re going to have a day with lots of errands to run, it’s good to have a comfortable pair of black flats to run these errands in. They’re still dressy, but allow you to get places much quicker and without blisters on your feet.
- A Colorful Top for a Pop of Color
If you’re wearing black dress pants, a black blazer, and black shoes, you need to have a pop of color in your outfit! Whether it’s bright pink, powerful red, baby blue, or just a simple white top, wear the color you love most! No matter the color you choose, it will brighten and soften your outfit. You can choose to wear a nice, colorful tank top under your blazer or you can wear a blouse that can be worn with and without your blazer.
Written By: Haley Foster, Junior Account Executive