What comes to your mind, the minute I say office trends? Umm, plaintive colours, structured clothes, minimal make up etc? In short an absolutely understated approach to dressing.
Well, it’s not like that at. The Indian Office Environment actually gives us a lot of scope for experimentation. Unlike the western world, we have a gamut of options lined-up for us. Be it western formal wear or Indian wear, there’s plenty to choose from. Yet, why is it difficult dressing up for office?
The only reason I can think of is; a) our work environment and b) organizational culture.
Most of our organizations have dress-codes and Fridays are usually reserved for informals.
So, to make things easier, I decided to compile a list of office wear trends this season.
Are we ready?
When I was searching for rends this season, this is what I came across.
Blazer Coats are in; whether you are dressing up for a meeting with your clients or an interview, these surely add that much needed layer of sophistication. You can team this up with well structured skirts, trousers and even over a cocktail dress. And we thought blazers were meant for hardnosed C-Level Executives and B-School Students posing for photographs!
Midi Skirt: You can find them in different shapes, shades and sizes. You can wear them for a formal occasion and wear printed ones on your informal days to add a dash of panache. It is subtle yet sexy.
Pencil Skirts: These have always been in vogue and suit almost all of us. In my honest opinion, pencil skirts, when teamed with a well fitted blouse and a jacket, is a sure-shot way to master the art of Corporate Power Dressing.
Straight Cut Dresses: These can easily pass off a convenient and comfortable work wear. These are very feminine and add a dash of glamour to everyday life. These needn’t be in plain colours, these can worn in different shades and with different patterns. The best part is, accessorizing is fairly simple.
If you think structured dresses are not your thing, then you might wanted to try printed dresses. These come in different styles and cuts. These come in Various prints such as ethnic, floral, geometrical, paisley etc. They are trendy as well!
I hope this shed some light on office wear trends and always remember, less is always more when it comes to corporate dressing. There needs to be a subtleness in your dressing style. Walking into an office looking like a Christmas tree is your best bet to climn onto the ladder of weird people.
Go ahead, dress smart and make heads turn!
PS: Images were picked from Google searches and Wiseshe doesn’t own them.