How to Dress for Work
























Zara blazer | Spree dress | Forever New clutch | Aldo heels | Michael Kors watch | Zuri earrings

People often think that dressing for work means that your outfit needs to be completely boring.  I have to admit, when I walk through some stores that sell corporate work wear, my heart sinks.  It is as though these awful clothes completely zap you of all your personality and, quite literally, your colour.  Black and grey work clothes with unflattering cuts dampen my mood.  This is the last thing you need in a professional environment when a career is on the line.  Rather than having your wardrobe cause you to feel dull and uninspired, you really need to feel strong, confident and ready to march into a boardroom and be noticed.  A women that is not only brilliant at her work but also arrives at the office having but some effort into her appearance are normally the ones that are taken seriously and are also admired by their co-workers.

To do this isn't difficult and it won't break the bank either.  I have a few key tips that can revolutionise your work wear and your professional performance at the same time.  To begin, let's start with the foundation:  at work you want to be respected.  This means that your super short skirt can stay at home.  Remember that "three fingers above the knee" rule from school?  Use it!  We don't want to see any cleavage and no backless dresses either.  Personally, I don't even think your shoulders should be exposed at work.  If you want to wear a backless dress or top with straps, I would suggest a blazer or a cardigan to cover this.  These are also essential items for a professional girl's wardrobe so it's worth finding a few with great tailoring in your favourite colours.

While you may have minimum amount of skin exposed this does not mean that your outfit need be boring.  Incorporate colour, print and patterns into your clothes.  Do you love pastels?  Are you crazy about floral print?  Do you look and feel best in turquoise?  Add these to your wardrobe.  A crisp white shirt paired with a bold red pencil skirt and nude heels are super classy and will have every girl feel confident enough to take on any challenge thrown at her.  Midi skirts are also widely available now which makes them accessible to every girl on every budget.  These are a great way of ensuring you have enough length, remain gracefully feminine and ready to rock the boardroom.  

I hope that I have managed to encourage you to incorporate more of your own personality into what you choose to wear at work.  Don't be afraid to be noticed as the classy girl you are.  At the end of the day, you've worked so hard to get where you are so take pride in yourself.  You deserve it! 

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

How to Dress for Work
























Zara blazer | Spree dress | Forever New clutch | Aldo heels | Michael Kors watch | Zuri earrings

People often think that dressing for work means that your outfit needs to be completely boring.  I have to admit, when I walk through some stores that sell corporate work wear, my heart sinks.  It is as though these awful clothes completely zap you of all your personality and, quite literally, your colour.  Black and grey work clothes with unflattering cuts dampen my mood.  This is the last thing you need in a professional environment when a career is on the line.  Rather than having your wardrobe cause you to feel dull and uninspired, you really need to feel strong, confident and ready to march into a boardroom and be noticed.  A women that is not only brilliant at her work but also arrives at the office having but some effort into her appearance are normally the ones that are taken seriously and are also admired by their co-workers.

To do this isn't difficult and it won't break the bank either.  I have a few key tips that can revolutionise your work wear and your professional performance at the same time.  To begin, let's start with the foundation:  at work you want to be respected.  This means that your super short skirt can stay at home.  Remember that "three fingers above the knee" rule from school?  Use it!  We don't want to see any cleavage and no backless dresses either.  Personally, I don't even think your shoulders should be exposed at work.  If you want to wear a backless dress or top with straps, I would suggest a blazer or a cardigan to cover this.  These are also essential items for a professional girl's wardrobe so it's worth finding a few with great tailoring in your favourite colours.

While you may have minimum amount of skin exposed this does not mean that your outfit need be boring.  Incorporate colour, print and patterns into your clothes.  Do you love pastels?  Are you crazy about floral print?  Do you look and feel best in turquoise?  Add these to your wardrobe.  A crisp white shirt paired with a bold red pencil skirt and nude heels are super classy and will have every girl feel confident enough to take on any challenge thrown at her.  Midi skirts are also widely available now which makes them accessible to every girl on every budget.  These are a great way of ensuring you have enough length, remain gracefully feminine and ready to rock the boardroom.  

I hope that I have managed to encourage you to incorporate more of your own personality into what you choose to wear at work.  Don't be afraid to be noticed as the classy girl you are.  At the end of the day, you've worked so hard to get where you are so take pride in yourself.  You deserve it! 

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16 Comments:

At 25 September 2014 at 18:14 , Blogger Sheila said...

That's such a pretty dress!


xo - Sheila
www.sheislovelyblog.com

 
At 25 September 2014 at 18:44 , Blogger Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat) said...

Love love love this outfit!!

Hope you enter my L'Occitane giveaway : http://withlovefromkat.com/fall-beauty-must-haves-with-loccitane-divine-body-oil-cream-collection/

xo Kat

 
At 25 September 2014 at 23:46 , Blogger Michaela Fisch said...

Super gorgeous work outfit! It definitely is hard to find a balance between professional and stylish but it can be done!

Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

 
At 26 September 2014 at 06:13 , Blogger Lauren said...

Leanne, great post! I completely agree with you. I really dislike seeing those black and grey work clothes with unflattering cuts. Fashion can really give you the confidence you need to excel in a career. LOVE what you are wearing. Such beautiful pink tones. Beautiful on you!

Lauren xo
Sophisticated In Style

 
At 26 September 2014 at 18:32 , Blogger Mia Blogovic said...

Great psot!!!
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At 29 September 2014 at 04:01 , Blogger Kelly said...

Pretty in pink!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

 
At 29 September 2014 at 10:54 , Blogger Jade Wright said...

You are literally glowing - most beautiful lawyer I semi-know xxx hahaha

www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

 
At 29 September 2014 at 20:14 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Thank you Sheila!

 
At 29 September 2014 at 20:15 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

I'm so glad, Kat! That means so much coming from you!

 
At 29 September 2014 at 20:16 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Yes it definitely can be :) Thank you so much Michaela x

 
At 29 September 2014 at 20:18 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

It really can. When you're in a great outfit you tend to stand a little bit taller and you're one step closer to accomplishing great things. So glad to hear you liked this post Lauren. I really value your feedback! xx

 
At 29 September 2014 at 20:18 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Thank you Mia :)

 
At 29 September 2014 at 20:19 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

Thanks so much Kelly xx

 
At 29 September 2014 at 20:19 , Blogger Leanne Van Breda said...

You're so sweet, Jade ;) Thank you xxx

 
At 2 October 2014 at 20:07 , Blogger Bella Style said...

So stylish! Love the dress the most!

http://bellasstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

 
At 3 October 2014 at 20:14 , Anonymous agathnele said...

This is the backless dress I had in mind for an upcoming
event. Will surely get it and to shape the breasts nothing works better than http://byebra.com breast stickers. No one looks
that without such a dress. I think she is wearing Bye Bra breast stickers under
that backless dress.

 

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