The workplace may be getting more and more casual, but that doesn't mean you should look like you're just going to the grocery store.
Think of all the times you've spent crafting the perfect CV, memorizing interview answers you found on Google, and waiting for your dream company to call and tell that you got the job. Do you really want to celebrate nabbing that shiny, new job looking like Juan Tamad on your first day?
Let's be clear: You don't need to wear a suit and a tie or button-down shirts every day just to look great. But ditch that shirt-and-pants look. Here are a couple of reasons:
1) You have/will have an office crush.
2) It's easier to stand out if you pay extra attention to your looks. Style and substance, man.
3) So you're always ready in case one of your friends calls you up for a night-out.
If you're ready to level up your office look, we've compiled a few tips below.
Upgrade your backpack. (We have a list of other types of bags you may opt for here.)
Expand your repertoire of kicks. (There are more footwear options such as these.)
Go for the pullover shirt. (It's like a t-shirt and long-sleeves in one!)
Layer a denim jacket or a cardigan over your shirt. It's the easiest way to spruce up your basic tee-and-jeans combo. Just put it over your favorite shirt, and voilà, instant makeover.
Dress down on Fridays (if the office isn't too uptight) Looking all-business from Monday to Thursday is all good, but don't forget to show your pals through your wardrobe that you can be totally down with the fun and relaxing adventures the weekend brings.
Remember: Sports jackets/blazers/suit jackets can always be dressed down. Wearing the full suit-and-tie ensemble to an office that doesn't require them will make you look too full of yourself. Pair them with the right top and bottoms, though, and you'll look and feel instantly golden.