Dressing for the office has become something of an art. The office environment can appear to encourage dour pant suits and monotone colour palettes, but increasingly women are exploring their corporate fashion possibilities and embracing more of the imagination in their corporate wear.
Brands such as Chloe, Bottega Veneta and Michael Kors have begun to include pieces which can seamlessly form part of the office scene. What you choose to wear to the office can say a lot about you as a person, and make a huge difference not only to the impression you send out, but also how you represent the company you work for!
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Fortunately, there is a more affordable and simple way to spice up your office attire: incorporate a killer pair of tights! Make an impression by keeping shapes classic, and adding unique and interesting details. Our Mia tights for instance can be added beneath a classic pencil skirt to give your look that subtle edge, featuring a subtle polka-dot pattern. They’ll look great against a burst of white incorporated into your outfit.
Don’t be afraid of colour; though some research suggests that too bold a colour can appear confrontational, choosing a burgundy tone, like our Lexi tights, instead of a bright red or a deep sea green (like our Envy tights) can give your look a colourful touch without appearing loud or eccentric. Our Envy tights also incorporate a subtle geometric finish to add texture to your look.
Plain black or neutral stockings have traditionally represented standard wear for the office, but you can always take a new approach to these classics by substituting a different dark colour for black (like our Chameleon tights in Mulberry or Dark Green) or choosing tights which feature an eye catching pattern. Our Chantilly and Imbroglio tights add interest and fun to an outfit, allowing you to flaunt your style and personality in a sophisticated way. Pair these with block colour to make the most of the leg lengthening illusion they create!
(Image: FireHosiery HQ – wearing bold patterned tights with a classic outfit)
And for a fun take on the traditional nude stocking, our Clara tights feature flattering vertical lines in a soft fawn colour, which is also perfect as the weather warms up. Viva also comes in both Ivory and Black, and features a distinct geometric pattern which will also come in handy for spring.
Picking a nicely tailored finishing piece like a great blazer or jacket can help ensure your office look remains appropriate and presentable. As we approach spring, look for lighter, flowing fabrics and don’t be afraid to finish your look with a pair of strappy, more breathable shoes (see our post How to: Wear Hosiery With Open Shoes for some style suggestions!).
Make a day at the office that little bit more fun with some fun accessory pieces. How will you incorporate a bit of your personality into the office?