Even in the most progressive companies with very lax dress codes, showing up to work in a shabby attire is still frowned upon. A certain dose of elegance and professionalism is always required if you are to be taken seriously, and most ladies want to look good and show off their style in the workplace. After all, people who look good are those we want to be around, and it can definitely help our career if we show up looking polished rather than scruffy. But how do we find the right kind of outfits for us? It’s time to take a look at some of the latest trends and start getting dressed for success.

Midi dress for a dose of feminine elegance

Midi dresses are just demure enough for the office environment without sacrificing any of the elegance. If you pick a gentle V-neck cut that’s slim around the waist you’ll be showing off all your soft femininity, but you still get to look very polished. Pair the midi dress with a pair of black pumps or maybe knee-high boots to give it more of an edge. Solid colors generally work really well, but you can also pick a delicate floral print, especially during warmer months.

Relaxed-fit pants and soft blouses

Looking professional and feeling comfortable are not mutually exclusive, and if you do the kind of job where you’re constantly rushing around and finishing tasks then you need something soft and cozy that still makes you look classy as hell. If you start browsing women’s clothing online you’ll realize that relaxed-fit pants are popular, especially if you enjoy casual elegance. Pair them with a silky, fitted blouse in a deep gem color, and throw a cardigan over it to complete the outfit.  

Skirts and turtlenecks

A very nice combination, especially for cold weather days. Turtleneck sweaters look great when paired with simple pencil skirts because this combo can give you a nice hourglass shape and enhance your best attributes without looking the least bit tacky. Pick an eye-catching, crimson red turtleneck and pair it with a grey tweed skirt. To make this look even more winter-appropriate, put on a pair of tall black leather boots and wear some minimalist silver jewelry. Besides crimson, consider ultraviolet, orange, quetzal green, and other trendy colors that might suit your tastes better.

Go-to blazers

Blazers are always going to be a go-to piece for business outfits, but instead of the standard black, this year calls for a little more color—go for tan prints, creamy yellow shades, or classic checkered styles. This is still subdued enough for the office, but it adds some fun and liveliness to your outfit and it can still be easily matched with your other garments. Blazers can be worn whenever you need to feel confident because they make pretty much any kind of outfit look a lot more serious and professional.  

Pop of color with a modern bag

Even if your whole outfit is pretty basic, a good bag can tie the whole thing together and bring the much-needed visual interest into the mix. Over the last few years the fashion world has been very focused on bags, so instead of boring old totes that look like they belong to your mother, treat yourself to something fresh. From chocolate-colored crocodile print leather, to bright blue colors—find something that can break the monotony of a standard getup. A good accessory can really make a huge change, and a bag is basically a woman’s power tool. You wear it often, you keep all your important things in it, so you better make sure it’s something you really, truly like.

Snake print shoes

Snake print is making a comeback, and anyone who enjoys the wild, edgy vibe of it can make it look perfectly office-appropriate as long as they pick the right fashion pieces. Rather than your clothes, focus more on your shoes—sturdy black pumps with a thick court heel and a delicate snake print are more than welcome in any office environment. Great shoes are more than just a fun little detail, they are a fashion statement. It’s always a good idea to pick the kind that will make you feel powerful and attractive, so don’t be afraid to bring a little fun to your fashion game and pick a striking pair.

If you’re serious both about your business and your fashion, now’s a great time to update your wardrobe. Pick up a few new garments and enjoy playing around with new trends!


  • Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.