Can you believe it’s Monday? The day you wonder, “Where did my weekend go?” It’s also the same day you start contemplating what you’re going to wear for the week. If you could, pajamas or a t-shirt and tights (athleisure) would be perfect. However for the corporate world, that would be like, i-don’t-know eating an egg with peanut butter?
But on the bright side, some corporates have loosened up their dress codes. Companies are embracing the ‘casual smart’ mode of dressing in the workplace and we are here for it. You don’t have to wear a dull grey skirt suit that you switch out with a black pant suit to just pair them with black formal pumps. Goodbye uniform!
There are so many fun and stylish ways to dress casual smart for the office. From a knitted sweater, tucked into a midi skirt and guess what shoes; sneakers! Yes, sneakers. And no, it doesn’t make you look like you’ve dressed down or you’re not looking professional because of HOW YOU STYLE your whole look.
Sneakers do give out that easy and effortless look. Paired well, they can elevate the look to unique, chic and effortless yet formal. Forgot to mention, comfortable. If this is something that you feel would be completely out of your comfort zone, pair sneakers with ingredients more familiar to you.
Here’s some style inspiration for wearing sneakers to work.
So, how do you wear sneakers to work and actually pull it off?
Some simple tips and tricks are;
- Make sure your sneakers are sparkling clean.
- Start with white sneakers, they are the easiest to style. Pair them with classic, tailored pieces (tailored suits, pants) with a crisp white shirt. This is an elevation of the boring uniform we mentioned earlier. Imagine sneakers with a powerful pant suit?
- A busy dress or skirt go well with a one tone, plain pair of sneakers
- Don’t shy from pleated skirts and sneakers.
- Monochromatic outfits in muted colors go well with sneakers.
I can’t wait to style my sneakers to work. How about you? Let me know in the comments.
Click here to find out how to style your sneakers with other fashion items.
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