Fashion in the (creative) workplace
Creative agencies are renowned for being casual. We all wear trainers, UGG boots and hoodies, we can get away with anything; right? If you, like us, think that presentation is as important as everything else, read these top tips for dressing casual and still looking fabulous.
Tip #1: Put your best foot forward.
People build a first impression about you in less than 30 seconds. And believe it or not, it’s your shoes that say the most about you – there have even been academic studies about it… So, although a smart pair of heels might not be your cup of tea (however, they do have the most power to transform your appearance and confidence!), make sure your shoes say the right things about you. Leave the UGGs and trainers for the weekend.
Tip #2: Statement necklaces are a fail-safe.
A plain, boring outfit can be transformed in seconds with the right accessories. Cue the statement necklace. You can’t really go wrong; just add it to a t-shirt or dress to change the whole look and bring it bang up-to-date.
Tip #3: A pop of colour is just what you need.
What better way to brighten up your morning than wearing an outfit with a splash of colour. Don’t be afraid to stand out and stray from the ordinary. A pastel or neon bright item can make your outfit interesting, fun and ultimately fashion forward, even if it’s worn with your trusty black skinny jeans.
Guys, we haven’t forgotten about you. The keys to earning fashion points and dressing well in the office are the shirt and the shoes. There’s no need to be buttoned and suited up, but being well-presented shows you mean business. These can be matched up with smart jeans, trousers, however you feel most comfortable. As long as you get the important bits right, the rest will fall into place.
And finally, don’t forget that you can never be overdressed. If you’re comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing, then you’ll always be dressed for the occasion. After all, it’s better to be overdressed for your desk, than underdressed when someone unexpected decides to pop by.