Ways To Elevate Your Workwear Style This 2023

Some might argue that the workplace is a hub for serious business, and prioritizing a well-coordinated outfit is an unnecessary distraction. This might sound logical, but is it? Research has proven that the way we dress up for work or any other event is sometimes a reflection of how we feel within, and people around us can absorb the energy. Apart from garnering positive opinions from others, nailing your workwear style game can boost your confidence as well.

Amy was always neglected by her colleagues and was never taken seriously in spite of her smart nature and ability to meet targets. She prided herself in being a genius who doesn’t attend to frivolities like fashion. She did remain employed but was avoided like a plague in social circles.

If there’s anything we should learn from Amy, it’s that paying attention to your style is important, even in an office setting. Therefore, it’s time to think of ways to elevate your workwear style. It’s true, we acknowledge that conventional businesswear, as we know it, might stifle creativity. Notwithstanding, you might be surprised how much of a conversation starter a well-tailored suit or great accessories could be. Maybe you can finally be allowed to make a presentation in front of everyone at work without weird glances.

Note: As convincing as dressing for the approval of others might sound, that should not be the foundation for a personal style change. The top on our list still remains to dress up for your satisfaction and confidence. 

Check out 7 sure ways to elevate your workwear style with swag…

#1. The chic top

This season, opt for sartorially satisfying tops. Play with collars like the 70s collars which have made quite a comeback. Also, the waistcoat has become popular, so find a witty way to incorporate it into your fit like the style star you are. Quick tip: Opt for a waistcoat one size bigger for that boyfriend-wardrobe fashion sense.


#2. Wear a knitwear

We acknowledge the pandemic’s part in making knitwear a wardrobe staple. It goes beyond sweatpants, cozy knitwear comes in varying structures and appeal. Whether it’s a remote job or an office affair, you might want to consider trading in your crisp button-down shirt for a knit collared shirt or a chic knit dress. 


#3. Suits, suits, suits

Contrary to popular belief, suits are rarely the problem, it’s in the way they are styled. Structured pieces are still in, but with less seriousness hinged on them. In the past, a well-tailored pantsuit would have been frowned upon if styled with sneakers, but not anymore. Perhaps, play with prints, maybe in subtle colors, depending on your workplace policy. 


#4. Cinch it

A statement belt sprinkles its magic on a basic dress and changes its outlook immediately. Belts, a fashion accessory that has spent decades hiding beneath other pieces and serving one purpose of holding the bottoms in place, have now come to the fore. Put this to good use and cinch on a statement-making belt in your next ensemble, plus, they are arguably at par with a nice set of stilettos.


#5. A color/prints splash

One surefire way to elevate your workwear style is to inject some punchy colors or playful prints into the mix. For accessories, consider more colorful renditions. If you’re feeling adventurous, sleek separates like a colorful bottom paired with a neutral-toned blouse or blazer, or a patterned suit or dress can spruce things up.


#6. Level up with volume

From high fashion designers to more affordable counterparts, everyone has their hands on volume. It seems like the fairy of creativity woke up and decided to dwell on the endless possibilities of baggy (I kid…not!). From voluminous pants to blazers, oversize is global now.

#7. Yes, leather works fine

Infusing a great leather piece, like a pleated midi skirt or pencil skirt, could be an apt substitute for regular office skirts. Feeling edgy and looking for ways to elevate your office wear style? Never underestimate the power of a promising leather piece. The trick is to take it one leather piece at a time. A full-on leather outfit to work might be too much statement, but this depends on how you style it.


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Vivian Bens-Patrick

A creative writer with a voracious appetite for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture. As one who’s passionate about the advancement of the woman, creating content that inspire smart style and living, and positive lifestyle changes is a calling I take seriously. At Style Rave, we aim to inspire our readers by providing engaging content to not just entertain but to inform and empower you as you ASPIRE to become more stylish, live smarter and be healthier. Follow us on Instagram @StyleRave_ ♥