9 Style Tips To Impress Your Boss

If you’re one of those rare creatures who nails their office outfit every single day, this article isn’t for you. For the rest of us (ourselves included!), a little guidance to avoid the common pitfalls of work dressing never hurts. Because, we hate to scare you, there’s probably at least one outfit faux pas you might be unknowingly committing. Read on to make sure you never earn the dreaded side eye from your boss.

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Style Du Monde

When in doubt, opt for closed-toe heels.

Tip 2:

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Vanessa Jackman

Daring to go sleeveless? Just make sure the dress or top’s shape is structured, and the fabric extends further out onto the shoulder.

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Vanessa Jackman

A polished up-do makes a better impression than loose locks.

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Gastro Chic

If you have a second of hesitation about a dress or skirt being too short for the office, you shouldn't wear it.

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Once your nail polish starts to noticeably chip, touch it up or remove the polish entirely.

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Avoid wearing wrinkled clothing to the office. We suggest investing in a steamer. It's a quick and easy alternative to ironing your clothes in the morning. Still seem too complicated? Downy’s Wrinkle Release ($7) spray is genius.

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Heels! They look infinitely more polished than flats.

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If you can get away with jeans at the office, make sure they pass this three-prong test: they can't be faded, skin-tight, or ripped.

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If you want to wear a more casual item, like flats or a t-shirt, balance it out with professional pieces, like a blazer and smart trousers.

Chinti And Parker Printed Cotton Dress ($235)

Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel ($325)