When we think of the office, we immediately think of the staples — black pumps, white button down shirt, black blazer, gray vest and black pencil skirt. For accessories we keep it to a minimal, something diamond encrusted or pearl would do, anything else would be “too much”. But did you know you can bend the rules and go to work looking girly?
Here are some styles that you can apply to work to look like a girly girl.
VIBRANT CANDY COLORS
We are not talking about neon or acid brights. We are talking about vibrant, candy colors. Think of the colors of M&M’s and skittles. The colors are vibrant but not enough to actually blind your eyes with it.
Now when you are going down this route, it’s nice and better to consult the color wheel chart to see what colors look amazing together. Use the technique of color blocking for this style. It is good to remember though that the technique of a great color blocking is that the colors used are SOLID and PLAIN just like the example below.
(It is not color blocking of one is printed and the other one is not.)
You can also use a little bit of contrast by using something light as the background and then something more vibrant in color as a detailing. This way, the vibrant part is contrasted more. In addition, try using 2-3 colors only to get the best look possible.
P.S. The shoes used in this ensemble are definitely NOT for work. FLAT-FOR-BEACH, STRAPPY LOOKING SANDALS are never for work.
PINK, RUFFLES AND CURVING SHAPES MATTER
Of course, wearing pink, specifically faint ones, will give you an immediate girly look. The color will actually feminize and soften your features. Just make sure though that it does not wash you out to the point that it makes you look even more pale. As much as possible, use a little contrast. Treat this like a “blush” on your skin.
Ruffles are also another element of the girly girl look. Just make sure that these details end up on the right places and do not add twice your natural body mass. Although over volume is a trend in fall, for this writer, “too much of a something is a bad thing”.
Another good thing about being a woman is that we have a variety of curves that can actually change our shape, unlike the men’s division. As such, take advantage of that.
In order to get the girly girl look for the office, of course you will need to wear clothes that actually create curves on your body. That is why there are blazers that broadens the shoulders, narrow down the waist line and flairs out on the hips and pencil skirts that cinches the waist, widens the hips, curves the buttocks and slims down the thighs down to the knees — to create curves, waves and fluidity on the female body.
These three elements are seen in the example below:
SOFT AND LACE
In choosing the materials that you want to use for your girly girl corporate style, it is definitely a must that you ditch the hard looking ensembles. Should it be hard for you to do so, make sure that at least 70% of your look used soft looking materials. Soft materials will definitely “soften” your image and add to the girly girl feel of the ensemble. To add, using lace for this will actually help you channel that even more. This is seen in the example below.
Would you dress like a girly girl for work? Why or why not? Hit the comment section below!
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