Transitioning into adulthood can often come with the challenge of finding your own fashion sense without feeling like you’re dressed like your parents. This can be especially difficult when starting your first job or making your own money. If you’re struggling to answer questions such as what to wear, what shoes to choose, or where to find professional but youthful clothes, then you’re in the right place! I’m Kloet, the lead stylist at The Closet Edit! I’ll provide valuable insights into the top 5 style tips to dress to impress in the workplace.
The process of investing in a new work wardrobe can be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the workforce. However, the first step is figuring out how you want to appear to others – do you want to exude playfulness, seriousness, power, or color? These descriptors will make the task of wardrobe-building much easier and more efficient.
As a stylist, I love assisting young professionals in their journey to discovering their fashion sense and how they want to present themselves. I’ll guide you through the process of shopping and even revamping your current wardrobe so that you can look and feel your best. My favorite aspect of working with young adults is their willingness to experiment! Since this is a new chapter in your life, it is the perfect time to try new things and figure out what works best for you.
So, let’s take the first step in developing a work wardrobe that is stylish and appropriate for your workplace!
1. Upgrade to Nice-Casual Shoes
Finding a pair of shoes that are a step up from your typical sneakers is key to looking professional yet stylish. Whether pairing them with jeans and a blouse or dress pants and a tee, nice-casual shoes pull any outfit together.
2. Master the Art of Layering
Elevate your outfit by adding layers. Whether you layer a button-up shirt, coat, or blazer over a t-shirt, a layered ensemble adds depth and interest to your look. You’ll look fashionable and stylish with this simple technique.
3. Perfect Fit is Crucial
Don’t underestimate the power of a well-tailored suit or pants. Clothes that fit correctly flatter your body and make you feel confident. Consider investing in alterations when necessary. Off-the-rack items are not tailored to everyone, but that’s okay!
4. Prioritize Quality over Quantity
Invest in quality pieces like a well-fitting coat or suit. While they may be more expensive, the materials and fit are often superior. Incorporating these pieces with other budget-friendly items in your wardrobe will take your style to a new level.
5. Experiment with Colors
While it can be intimidating to incorporate color into your professional wardrobe, try experimenting with muted shades to switch things up. Mixing and matching colors will add dimension, style, and a bit of fun to any outfit. Don’t be afraid to try something new and bring a pop of color into your life!
I can help prepare upcoming young professionals for the next phase of their lives by providing them with a perfect graduation gift. For clients who have nephews, nieces, or children, The Closet Edit experience is an excellent investment to help their loved ones enter their new careers with confidence and style. With expertise in helping young professionals, I get to know my clients’ goals and assist them in building a work wardrobe that showcases their personalities to shine in their professions. Embrace the new phase of your life, and let me help you feel stylish, confident, and ready to dress to impress in the workplace! Book a free discovery call to get started!