Just because you’re stuck in the office, doesn’t mean that you have to tone down your personal style. A woman should always feel sexy in what she wears, even if she’s just sitting in a cubicle at work. Studies have shown that adding a little sex appeal to your outfit helps exude confidence and power from within as a modern career woman.
Office attire isn’t strictly about suits, structured collars, cotton fibers, and khakis these days. As long as your push-up bra isn’t hanging out, your midriff is covered, and your hemline isn’t up to your thighs, there’s no reason to dull down your wardrobe. Plus, you won’t have to worry about spending all that extra money on “work clothes” anymore. It’s time to spice up your closet with some clothes you can actually wear both in the office and on your days off.
Here’s some ways to vamp up your workwear without getting in trouble with the boss!
Statement dresses are essential when maintaining a hot look within corporate walls. You can take the most boring or simple of materials, add an eye-catching pattern and you’re golden. This, of course, means the rest of your outfit should be basic, minimal pieces that will complement your bold dress. Also, feel free to play with shapes a little. Just throwing in a small twist or ruffle can take an outfit from a 5 to a 10!
The Mary Jane comeback is upon us. They used to have the rep of being the sensible shoe that was a little preppy in style. Recently though, designers have taken the Mary Jane shoe and rocked it out. Adding bold colors and patterns to the old-fashioned shoe have brought it to a brand new level. Not to mention, the heel design has begun to vary a little from chunky heel to sky-high stiletto. So, if you’re looking for a head-turning heel that’s still office friendly, the Mary Jane would definitely be a great choice. On a side note, if Mary Janes aren’t quite up your alley, high-heeled loafers are super in right now too. We're loving Nine West’s new edition of the Mary Jane, it comes in jewel tones and animal patterns to add a little edge to any look ($99).
Animal Print Tights
It’s Jungle Fever! Cheetah, zebra, and giraffe prints are everywhere and we all know that animal prints scream sexy. You can definitely try a sheer zebra printed blouse over a camisole and pair it with slim-fitted black dress pants or a simple pencil skirt. Or, why not wear the typical button-down collared shirt with fitted trousers and add some flavor with a cheetah belt?
The blazer can sometimes be a little boxy and masculine, but it’s become almost a staple in every woman’s closet today. Now, how do you add a little flirtatious touch to bring out the sexiness? Let’s talk lace. Lace isn’t just for those nights out on the town or those late-night bedroom hours anymore. Bring it to the office. Lace jackets, blouses, and dress shirts are everywhere, from the biggest designers to the more affordable brands as well. Try this black floral lace blazer spotted at Forever 21 ($27.80) over a nice blouse and you’re good to go.
Leather! As long as you’re not covered in it from head to toe, a little leather never hurts. As Fall approaches, it’s getting a little cooler out and leather is a perfect match for the changing season. Coordinate your leather with a cute patterned blouse or even a solid high-collared dress shirt and the combination can actually make quite the chic and elegant look. White House Black Market definitely nails this concept with their pleated, lambskin skirt pictured here ($198).