6 Years ago when I went for an interview with a very prestigious telecom company, I could not decide what I wanted to wear at the interview.
6 Years later, It's the same situation... but what got different was my confidence & strategic accessorizing.
If you want to groom yourself, be confident in what you wear yet, do not underestimate the power of correct accessorizing. In our country, where heat and humidity suck the sweat out of us, it becomes impossible to lose your comfort zone.Today, I have compiled a few of my tried & tested work-appropriate style tips. Here we go.
Please do invest in a good watch. It doesn't need to be an expensive one but a reasonable one with a steel bracelet. Adds that classic look.
Avoid wearing bigger prints. I was doing this mistake but then realized it makes me look messy. Block prints & small florals are the things to go for. Also, stick to lighter colors & flattering fabrics.
You can use bright color accessories to brighten up your wardrobe e.g. a bright-colored hijab or scarf (if you are a hijabi), a bold color crossbody bag or neon pumps. Contrast dupatta or put a bright colored lace to highlight color in the print.
Avoid Shalwars and tulip shalwars especially at all costs during office hours. Straight pants and boot cuts look neat and graceful.
Wear studs for work. Jhumkas and Chand balis are for friend's meetups. Keep them in your bag if you have a party after work.
I know a good tote bag for work is always useful but if it's huge for you, try to get a medium size satchel or tote. I have shared my handbag essentials in an insta post. link in stories.
No flat shoes, I REPEAT no flat shoes at work especially with jeans, straight pants, etc. Flip flops and chappals look too casual so go for flat pumps. If you feel like you need some comfort, always keep a pair of flat shoes in your tote bag. ( reasons why I support a tote bag). Lastly, maintain yourself in the best appropriate way. I won't suggest going for signature blow dries and designer boutiques if you cant afford it. Try finding cheaper options and then stick to them. If you try these work-appropriate style tips & someone really admires you thank me later.