Sunday, 27 October 2013

Très Chic Style Bits #1 - Business Dress Codes.......

I’m so trilled and anxious (and a bit afraid) with the first Link Up Party Très Chic Style Bits”. If you want to participate, which I hope so, it’s very easy. At the bottom of this post is the button you must click to had your link.

Today I decided to talk about Corporate Dress using a post I wrote many time ago.

As we all know first impressions count. If your goal to getting dressed for work is to project a professional, competent image, regardless of your employment level or career path be sure that getting dressed for the office doesn't mean leaving your personal style behind.

The dress code has nothing to do with fashion. It is about making workers feel more confident, more professional.
However, despite most companies don't have specific guidelines about what to wear to work, some organizations encourage employees to dress according to some “Business Dress Codes*, which are:
Formal Business Attire- For women this constitutes business suits (a matched skirt and jackets) and, in most workplaces, pantsuits (matched pants and blazer). Closed-toe shoes (no sandals), blouses, hose and conservative hair, jewellery and makeup are expected.
Corporate Casual Looks-Working women have interpreted this to mean everything from shorts to sundresses, but in its most literal sense it means "smart business." Dressy pants and a blouse, sleek jersey knits and skirts and tops are all examples of corporate casual. Denim, T-shirts and flip-flops are only acceptable in the most casual of work environments.
Casual Friday - Depending on the business, this can mean anything from corporate casual instead of formal looks or "Wear your company logo polo and jeans." If in doubt, ask a superior. One of the best clues to company dress codes is what your boss wears.

Colour plays a big part in professional image. Traditional career colours include red (aggressive), navy (trustworthy), grey (conservative) and black (chic). Most of these colours work well in pantsuits, skirts and shoes and mix back with softer feminine colours that are appropriate like ice blue, lilac, soft pink and ivory.
*information found on Women's Fashion

Fortunately at my office we don’t have a formal dress code, (despite I have my own office dress code), and so we can play with corporate look as with casual look. Or also mix them… which is great, because in a way the sky can be the limit…. Well with some limits…. Lol

And here is what I wore last Friday. I had to take my pictures when I got home, because I forgot my camera but anyway it was raining, so I couldn’t have taken them outdoors.

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camel booties - Seaside
navy pants - Mango
soft green button down shirt - Najma
white lace top - Berska
forest green blazer - Najma
colourful necklace - Romwe

I’m joining with Anne at Spy Girl for 52 Pickup with the theme Get Layered.

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  1. Te queda perfecto y estás muy guapa.
    Besos amiga.

  2. Perfect office look, darling!
    Love the chic layering.


  3. Love your outfit choice! The lace top over the button down shirt adds such a wonderful and elegant touch. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  4. Looking very put together dear. Just as you I do not have a dress code at the office, even though I work at a bank. But in the advertising department of the bank. It makes a diffence. So I wore the linked outfit to the office. No sweat.
    But I also wear little black dresses and other official stuff. Just because I like it.

  5. I have been able to put your lovely Tres chic-button on my blog, but I have to make to adjust the lay-out tomorrow.

  6. The lace top is like "frosting" on the cake of your fabulous outfit!

  7. hola de nuevo amiga, donde está el enlace para ponerlo, he cambiado el código pero sigue siendo el mismo resultado, por favor mandame el link donde tengo que ir.
    Saludos de tu amigo.

  8. É muito elegante essa minha amiga!!!!
    Beijo, querida!


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