5 simple style tips for the black working woman
If one of your New Years Resolution is to get ahead in your job. Then it is time to evaluate the question that vexes millions of women every morning "What should I wear?". Here are some tips to help you dress with less stress.
#1. Focus on style, not fashion
Fashion is trendy, and trends come and go. Style is about your individual expression, not about what you saw in a magazine. So don’t worry yourself trying to fit someone else’s mold of how you should dress. Dress for yourself first, and you can’t go wrong.
#2. Don’t go too casual
Your co-workers might wear torn jeans and baseball caps to the office, but that doesn’t mean you have to fall into the same rut. Your clothes say a lot about your character. You want to look like you’re ready to make things happen, not like you’re ready to watch TV.
#3. Avoid a color clash
You don’t want the “noise” from too many loud colors drown out the sound of your voice at the office. Color helps you stand out, but too many bright colors, bold patterns or animal prints may cause people to focus more on how you’re dressed than what you have to say. Keep it cute and feminine, but also polished and professional.
#4. Make the most of your shape.
Are you a pear, apple, brick, hour glass or inverted triangle? Learn how to play down your flaws and make the most of your assets.
#5. Tone down the sex factor
We’re not saying you can’t have any fun when dressing for the office, but would you rather have your colleagues and clients staring at your cleavage or listening to your ideas?