College life is the time when everyone is more open minded to new kind of clothing or hairstyles. It’s only after graduating from college one has to upgrade your wardrobe from casual wear to finding one’s personal style.
Remember, those nude heels who loved to flaunt but just weren’t right for swapping in between classes and running around in them. Well, finally it’s time you wear them. With new jobs, work meetings and dinner parties doing the rounds every month it’s time to ditch those logo stitched t-shirts and jeans that don’t fit you anymore. But it doesn’t mean you have to let go of your personal choices, just find a way to balance your personal style and clothes to give you a appropriate sense of style and make a good first impression in the new adult world.
Here are 6 essential pieces you need to upgrade in your wardrobe!
1. Sheath Dress
It’s neat, simple and very stylish. A fitted sheath dress can make a huge difference to your personality. You can wear it to your office by keeping the accessories minimal or just wear a gold watch. Throw a jacket over the dress before entering the board room. Make sure that the dress is a good fit to your body before making the purchase or if you’re personal tailor can customize it for you. Women with curvy body should opt for shift dress as it has a bigger skirt space compare to sheath dress.
Extra Note: The difference between sheath dress and shift dress is simple. A sheath dress fits to your body around the bust and knees and a Shift dress is less fitted around the waist and hips.
2. Basic Nude Pumps
“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”– Marilyn Monroe. But I know who we owe for this pointer. Christian Louboutin, let’s thank the man for popularising the nude pumps all over the world. Buying a good pair of shoes is always considered a good investment. Basic nude pumps are a must have in every women’s closet list for a simple reason because they are so versatile. You can pair them with a pair of jeans or a red anarkali; nude pumps will only enhance your appearance.
3. Black Pants
Black pants are the most budget-friendly clothing to stay in style whether it’s casual or formal. Though sometimes finding a right pair can be a tough task but once you get them don’t think twice. Black is a colour that flatters your body and can be used for breaking any rules in the fashion book. Wear a Silk blouse for a formal occasion and a casual tee (see point no. 5) for a street style look. Show a sense of style with black pants by adding your personal style and creating new looks each time you wear them.
4. Lightweight Jacket
A jacket or a blazer is a single garment that can transform your entire look from work wear to girls night out. It’s very essential for any working girl to have that one blazer in your wardrobe that can change your outfit from casual to serious chic! Try out colored or printed blazers with a slim fit to add some quirkiness.
5. Tees (gray scale)
Black, white and gray are the classic shades in the colour palette. If you have an impromptu meet up with your bestie for coffee or running late to work then pick up a loosely fitted tee and pair it with your regular jeans, layer with accessories or a printed scarf and you’re good to go. This is the easiest and quickest way to dress up in the hour of need and yet looking stylish.
6. Pencil Skirt
Add some bold colours, textures, sequins and floral prints to your wardrobe through these slim fit skirts also called as pencil skirts. Buy them in separates or in sets with different length to suit all occasions. This is a classic piece most commonly related to sophisticated work wear. Pair it with a button down shirt for work appropriate separates or printed tees for a casual weekend lunch.