As a twenty-first century working woman, finding an outfit that offers the perfect balance between business professionalism and catwalk-ready suave can seem like a near impossible task. From adaptable wardrobe staples to dependable colour palettes, considering the importance of your own fashion tastes in accordance with your role at work will instil confidence within you - and, therefore, reflect in your daily work life.
That's why, in today's post, we're exploring a variety of modest clothing options that will keep your style on trend while exerting the right amount of corporate sophistication.
Use the versatility of black to your advantage
A long black dress - or LBD as we like to call it - is a timeless staple that women all over the world have turned to for comfortable and classy outfit inspiration, occasion after occasion. The beauty behind the simple all-black ensemble is its ability to streamline your entire look and provide a plethora of ways for you to diversify your everyday style.
A black dress can be swapped for various other black items of modest clothing, such as kimonos and abayas - both of which needn't be exclusive to a full black colour. Dark outfits with a splash of colour will transform an average outfit into something that extra bit special, all while adhering to a standard workplace dress code.
Our striking Kimono with Pearls will add the perfect hint of luxury detail to your Monday morning meeting outfit. Not only that, but it can easily be converted into an outfit suitable for a post-work meal with your friends without compromising its suitability to your office environment.
Reuse wardrobe staples
A key thing to consider when planning an outfit professional enough for your workplace but sufficiently fashionable is: do you have a reusable wardrobe staple that will work for both?
A timeless Inner Slip Dress is the ultimate adaptable piece of clothing for an office. Not only can it be worn with a variety of different colours and styles, its simple shape and ageless design will allow you to wear this piece both on its own and paired with different fabrics and accessories.
If flowing modest dresses are less your style and your go-to items typically consist of trousers and pantsuits, then worthwhile considering for your workwear wardrobe is your selected collection of hijabs. Invest in versatile colour schemes and a staple hijab style to accommodate the ever-changing seasonality; not only will this help you when it comes to selecting your office outfit, but will provide you with an easy base to create an elegant ensemble regardless of the occasion or location.
Personalise your style
Dressing for your job shouldn't restrict you from dressing for yourself. When it comes to choosing what to wear for work, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate your own personality into your office outfit while remaining smart and professional at the same time.
When putting together your outfit, make sure you consider how you're going to accessorise it. A black Rope Tassel Belt is an outfit necessity that will transform your core abaya designs into a personalised fashion choice. Change your jewellery from layered gold necklaces to take you through your Tuesday, switching to larger, bold pendants for that Friday feeling.
Whether you're looking for new ways to integrate your personal sense of style into your office environment, or have recently started a new job and are looking to make your mark with some new-found workwear inspiration, incorporating your love for fashion with your career ambition is a sound way to feel good at work every day.
Explore our autumnal range of adaptable workwear and fall in love with your weekday outfits all over again.
Until next time,