Give your routine black pumps and favorite hoop earrings a break. This Friday, take business casual to a new level: trendy and feminine. By adding one or two key accessories to your dressed-down outfit, you’ll look fashionable and professional, even in a relaxed work atmosphere. Here’s how!
1. Add an iconic scarf
Add a splash of color to an outfit built around neutral-colored khaki or black pants. Choose a scarf with a bright pattern filled with seasonal colors. Try matching one of the hues in the scarf with a colorful eyeliner or lipstick as a beauty bonus!
2. Slip on cute shoes
Nothing makes a work day go by faster than a few compliments on your shoes. Use business casual Friday to flaunt that new pair of leopard-print flats or those cute ankle boots you scored on sale last weekend.
3. Wear uncommon jewelry
Take a break from your everyday office-safe earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Amp up your look by wearing something that none of your office mates have seen you wear in the past. Try a special locket necklace, a handcrafted bracelet, or a pair of bold-colored earrings.
4. Try new hair accessories
Add a little sparkle or color to your hair. A floral or feather hair clip can take your ponytail from blah to cute in seconds. You could also try using faux rhinestone encrusted hair pins to add a shimmer to your style. Never tried a head scarf? Go for it this Friday.
5. Buckle on fun belts
Keep fashion simple and slip into your favorite little black dress or black pants and matching top. Then, add a chunky, wide-width belt. Whether you choose something colorful, glittery, or made of linked chain, your casual outfit will pop!
6. Carry a novelty bag
Already love your go-to business casual outfit? Add a pop of personality to the look by carrying a novelty day bag or purse to work with you. Whether the bag is printed with an image of your favorite music group or a bold pattern, people will take notice.
Just because Friday is casual, doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your personal style. Leave the pencil skirts and blazers in the closet and plan to display a few favorite accessories at the end of the week.
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