There’s nothing worse than sitting in your office wearing a tight business skirt, uncomfortable and irritated from 9am to 5pm! Solution: wear your jeans!
This might seem ridiculous and you’re probably thinking, My boss would kill me if I walked in wearing my casual, every day jeans! Here’s the twist: you can jazz them up and take them from casual to corporate! It’s easier than you think – here’s how!
Make sure they fit right and look good
This might seem like a simple step but it’s one that most people overlook. If you’re jeans don’t fit right, then they don’t look good. If they don’t look good then they can’t be corporate! When you’re next out shopping, take the time to try on a variety of jeans; don’t just settle for anything because you’re tired! Also ensure that the back pockets aren’t too extravagant – no buttons or studs, or they’ll make your bottom look bigger than desired.
It’s all about the shoes
Most women wear classy heels to work – this is great but as long as they work well with your jeans. Not all corporate heels look good next to your jeans – perhaps opt for a pair of understated boots with kitten heels. The colour of the boots should be simple and elegant as well – the standard black isn’t always the best option though; perhaps go for a cute grey or charcoal! Stay away from white though – white boots aren’t just a no-no with jeans, they’re a no-no altogether.
Match it with a nice jacket
It’s all well and good to dress up your jeans with the right shoes and whatnot, but if your jacket doesn’t work then the whole outfit goes down the drain! When dressing up jeans, it’s important to wear a jacket that stands out as corporate and will dismiss the fact that you’re wearing jeans to work. A classic black blazer is your best bet, but if you want to have fun, get a jacket with a nice floral print like this one found at Universal Store.
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories!
Now that you’ve got your boots, your jacket and your jeans, all that’s left is the perfect accessory. In a corporate sense, it’s a good idea to keep the accessories to a minimum – don’t go overboard, just use them to do what they’re supposed to do: accessorise. If you’ve got a jacket with sleeves that only go to the elbows, like the one linked above, a thick bangle would be appropriate here – if not perhaps a chunky necklace. It’s best to use your own discretion here: just match the jewellery with the colours already in your outfit and if your jacket or boots are overstated, go understated with the accessories and vice versa!
In the end, it is a lot easier than you think to take your jeans from casual to corporate – it’s all about what you wear them with and making sure they look good and fit right in the first place!