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How to Accessorize for Work

One of the biggest challenges facing fashion-forward women in the workplace is how to look good on the job while still maintaining a certain level of professionalism. Sure, you may look stunning in something that you saw in a fashion magazine, but you don’t want to attract too much attention from your co-workers or your boss. Walking this fine line can be a struggle, but that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for boring and drab outfits just to play it safe. One of the best ways to spice up your fashion ensembles at work is to accessorize. If you do it correctly, you can make a dramatic entrance to the office every day of the week without creating a frenzy. Here’s how to do it.

     

Keep it Simple

The best accessories are there to quietly compliment your outfit or style, not overwhelm it. With that in mind, you want to make sure that all of your accessories can pop but not in an obvious way. While this sounds a bit ambiguous, what you want to do is pay attention to your workplace dress code. Make sure that you adhere to company policy when picking out something chic.

Handbag 101

One of the best clothing accessories you can have is a bag or purse. While most women will try to keep it mundane with a simple model, the fact is that this is an easy way to add some splash to your ensemble without making it too obvious. The most important thing, however, is that your bag is practical enough to warrant its inclusion. By that we mean that it’s big enough to hold whatever you need and won’t rip or break after a few days of heavy use.

In fact, one of the best work handbags is an alligator or ostrich skin purse. The design is stylish without being overwhelming, and the material is usually more robust than anything else you can find. The best part about these purses too is that you can find them in a wide range of colors, so even if you want to stick with something simple like black or tan, you can still make a statement with alligator or ostrich skin.