How often stand in the morning before the wardrobe and don’t know what you should wear to work? If’s as nice in this situation, you could rely on a simple formula as you put together a stylish Office outfit without thinking? This desire can be fulfilled. Because there is the easy chic – a simple, consisting of a few timeless business basics and deliberately used accents look for everyday office life. A real expert of this easy, casual Office outfits is my blogger colleague CLA by “glam up your lifestyle”. So I asked CLA, how chic would implement a stylish easy timeless fashion classics, such as the pencil skirt and white blouse, for the Office. It came out is a simple outfit that can be adapted for different training events and environments not only, but also for different Figure types and fashion styles. Read here how you can implement the easy Office chic for themselves. You can admire the original outfit then directly at and CLA.
1 to 3 neutral basics plus 2 to 3 accents are a stylish business look
Chic, one to three timeless fashion basics form the basis for the easy Office in the neutral colors of your basic wardrobe. In the example of CLA are: a black pencil skirt, a white shirt and a black Strickjäckchen. To do this, you add two or three colour or stylistically expressive accents, which draw the attention of the Viewer on your most beautiful zones of the body. In our case, CLA elects conspicuous, quite sexy-looking pumps with pointed CAP in Burgundy. This combines subtle, classic, elegant jewelry at the wrist – a watch with chain strap and a pearl bracelet. Bright red lips, which make a very feminine statement finale. Face, hands and legs are in the spotlight. The rest of the outfit was typical for a lightweight X figure – figure close, staged but simply and therefore suitable for everyday Office -. The cut of the selected fashion basics and the silhouette which it is created, as well as reach the few accents from to make a style statement: Classic elegant and feminine, with slight sexy traces.
The formula for the easy Office chic is so:
Easy Office chic = 3 neutral basics + 3 accents
= Silhouette + focus + style statement
5 steps to the easy Office chic for your style, your figure type and your Office environment
This basic formula can be adapted easily to your figurative needs, your stylistic preferences, but also to different office environments.
1 choose the Office basics for your ideal silhouette from!
Each basic used in the outfit can be is replaced with a copy, which produces the silhouette you want: you can wear, for example, an A-lines-rock instead of pencil skirt. Instead of just cut shirt with pointed collar could be a waisted blouse with stand-up collar and raglan sleeves. The almost stockings, lightly waisted Cardigan with buttons could be replace by a bound, slightly shorter jacket with bow and thus even more accentuate your waist. Also for example ankle-strap pumps could also instead of pumps with pointed CAP or combine with lower heel and round toe pumps. Access to the basics that have an optimal cut for you!
In our outfit example I would change only one cut detail that would be figured beneficial to the X figure of CLA: A hip-cut pencil skirt would allow shorter torso appear visually longer and would be bearable for CLA, as it has very long legs . The art is especially beneficial for CLA, how she closed the Cardigan just centered on two buttons. As a result her small waist – and thus a highlight of X character type is highlighted.
2. replace basics and accents, to implement your style and to meet your Office environment!
You don’t like to wear skirts? No problem: Simply replace the rock against a similarly stylish creases pants – or in any other pants, which flatters your figure type. Must you maintain a formal style of dress in your Office environment? You have a structured Blazer, which immediately makes the outfit fit for the presentation or session with the Board instead of Cardigan. You like it like some female feminine? Then, a button blouse could replace the shirt. Or make a dress instead of blouse and skirt just your Basic for easy chic. Even for the casual Friday, there’s a Variant: you wear a pair of dark jeans instead of pencil skirt and a Blazer instead of Cardigan! Important here: If you replace individual basics of the outfit, you should leave always at least one or two typical, structured Office classic in your look for the simple Office chic to work. Of course, also the chosen accents can be exchanged according to your individual preferences: A silk scarf, a necklace, a great belt or a beautiful ring – your style and your body should decide on your individual accents.
On the Blog Glam Up Your Lifestyle , you will find an outfit variant with Blazer instead of Cardigan, that shows how fast the casual style with a classic, yet significantly more formal stage dark business Blazer can be. Also there is combined a photo on the CLA to her outfit a handbag with a flashy chain handle.
3. Insert a basic in your accent color, which suits your figure and the situation!
To make the outfit more interesting and it even better adapt to the needs of your figure type, you can replace one of the neutral basics against a colored copy. Place the accent color there, where your sleek body zones are and where you want to draw attention to. The color, select it as the accent color, should fit to the stylistic statement and the professional situation. Bright colors show your temperament, darker colors make the outfit formally distanced, strong contrasts provide rigor and authority. Lighter colors can appear friendly and accessible.
Example: Outfit 1
The black Strickjäckchen a sample in darker Burgundy was replaced in the outfit type 1. Through this new focus in the outfit, the slightly shorter upper body is stretched visually: the new gradient sets a new, horizontal line between jacket and skirt, which is significantly lower than the natural waist. Nothing changes the contrast of the whole outfit. He remains high and therefore still quite strictly makes the look. Overall, the outfit appears but something more interesting and balanced proportionally.
4. experiment with interesting structures and material mix!
More structured materials can be used instead of the typical, fine and fairly smooth materials for Office clothes. Replace, for example, the pencil skirt against a Tweed skirt or a skirt of dark leather. Or access to a silk blouse to the cashmere knits. Also a Bouclé jacket makes the outfit as a whole more interesting. So: Think about material mix in muted colors!
Example: Outfit 2
The outfit 2 shows how a more structured skirt fabric in an accent color would affect the outfit. The lower body is accentuated and will appear at the same time something strong. Even if this variant for CLA were not optimal, a woman with H figure or Y figure thus had their joy (the Y woman would have to close but more buttons of the Cardigans down, to make longer to work the upper body).
5. Insert a patterned basic if this fits your style!
To make the look more interesting and to bring your style preference for floral patterns, geometric designs or Animal Print into your Office look, you can easily replace a MarVelLOUS basic against a patterned copy. In this case you should be but simple and neutral all other basics, to ground the pattern. Also you should not then to high-contrast productions – often too much of a good for an Office outfit is striking patterns and contrast.
Example: Outfit 3
The white blouse creates the greatest contrast in the outfit of CLA. Would you replace them against a Bordeaux and black animal print blouse, arises a monochrome, dark and still very serious outfit that sets some interesting accents. The spotlight are then on the neckline as well as on the striking draped cuff sleeves. This stylish version nicely shows that even Leo patterns in the Office are portable when combined subtle, monochrome, and rather dark.
5 questions that can help you in putting together your easy Office chic
Well, have you developed chic ideas for your ideal outfit in the easy Office? You can see that the variations of this simple looks from classic fashion basics and accents are almost limitless. Also, appropriate outfits for all figurative requirements, style preferences and professional events can be mapped. You must answer the following questions and to select your own individual basics and accents:
- The typical business basics apply often?
- Which silhouette flatters your figure and what cuts need to have your basics for it?
- Where on the body to accents by color, texture, pattern, or special accessories?
- How do your basics and your accessories be to transport your style personality?
- What level of formality should be implemented with the basics and their color composition?
If you can answer these questions, your ideal easy Office outfit is not far away. For me there are black creases trousers, a white shirt and colored one or interesting structured Blazers, combined with a conspicuous ring, a statement wristwatch and Mr style pumps that make up my typical business look. My look is high contrast, clear and with androgynous style elements. Who look closely however, finds unexpected feminine details, for example, soft flowing materials, a curvy waist, delicate earrings, color pink, red or purple, and – yes – even bright red lips, like CLA…
And what about the easy Office chic in you? Now I’m curious!
Note: Thanks, CLA, that you have with your outfit inspired this post and at the same time visually enriched! I learned much about you and your distinctive style through our Exchange in preparing back. You are and remain for me the Queen of easy Office style – always stylish, simple and wonderfully unstrained female!
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