For those of you who love summer, one way to make sure it’s the season all year round, it’s to wear sundresses, prints and bright colour. There’s just something about it that instantly makes anyone maintain a happy disposition so I don’t blame people who just can’t let go of it :) Take in this dress that I wore after a Smart shoot I had last Thursday! You can assume that I was all giddy wearing this :)
Top from Cotton On, Skirt from APARTMENT 8, Shoes from TONIC BAGS AND SHOES, Hat from H&M, Bag from Celine, Jacket from THE LYRA SHOPxPE
To tell you quite frankly, I’ve always found it weird that on most times I was asked to give a talk in front of a lot of people, it was always for how to-s on corporate dressing. Weird because up until this very day, I’ve only worked in a corporate setting for a total of two months. I guess the fact that I worked in the Senate, made me somehow eligible to give these talks because the Senate of the Philippine houses the most serious people in the country to talk & decide on the most vital things.
Lucky for me (and for everyone who were forced to sit throughout my 20 minute talks), I love corporate dressing. In fact, most of the characters on TV shows I’m fond of watching wear them for most of the time they appear on camera and even the fashion icons I look up to dress smart casually on a day to day basis. So I’ve compiled 5 tips for all your yuppies, fresh grads or even those who are bored of their wits on the outfits they wear to work and help you update them :) I’ve always grabbed a few photos that used to be on my old blog, A Shoe Tale! It brought back so much memories :)
1. A blazer doesn’t have to be plain and boring.
A good blazer can instantly change the way people perceive you. They will see you a lot more serious and in turn take whatever you say to them seriously. For business attires, this article of clothing is vital. But this doesn’t have to be plain & boring. Spice it up by wearing a two toned blazer like the one I’m wearing above or a colored one like royal blue or red.
2. Never be afraid of colour.
Most of us make the mistake of automatically thinking that corporate attire means sticking to neutral colours. Don’t be afraid. Just make sure that if you’re a lawyer, a banker or any professions that require you to look credible, keep the rest of your outfit at a minimal.
3. Cheat it with details.
It’s all about the details
4. Shoes shoes shoes!
Stuck with a strict dress code? Show your personal style in the office through your shoes. Plus we are lucky that dress code appropriate shoes come in all colours and prints now! :)
Just make sure that if you’re a lawyer, a banker or any professions that require you to look credible, keep the rest of your outfit at a minimal.
Black top from G BY GUESS
5. Fake it till you make it.
This is always my favourite reminder whenever giving talks. No matter how you style your look to make you look powerful or serious, if you don’t act the part, it will not reciprocate. Whatever you think, the expression on your face and your actions follow. I learned that line from my best friend, Tommy. Just fake it till you make it! :)
Have fun updating!
I’ve always wanted to be Barbie since I was a kid but even if i’m emerging adulthood in just a few weeks.. it still hasn’t changed. #PushTheBarbieDream hahahaha It’s been awhile since I wore pink and that’s very unusual for me because I used to breathe and eat pink before. If you were a reader of my personal blog back then, you’d know :p hahaha