When it comes to achieving career success, how you dress is a factor. Of course, presentation and expertise in your specialization are of prime importance, but dressing for the desired job can’t be ignored. As you put together a great-looking outfit to wear at work, consider your accessories as well.
No More Dressing Like Men
When done correctly, gemstone jewelry is the perfect way to add improvement to your professional appearance in the office. The days where women dressed like men in black or dark colored suits and avoided accessories are long gone. However, office culture must be considered even as you put together a lovely looking outfit for your day at work. The secret is not overdoing your accessorizing.
Earrings are one option that working women can use to express fashion while at the same time maintaining the professional look. There are countless options available when it comes to choosing office-appropriate earrings that it could get a little confusing. Keep a few things in mind when choosing the perfect pair of gemstone earrings for work. Some tips for proper accessorizing for the workplace are as follows:
Ditch One Before You Leave
If you are wary of going overboard with your accessorizing at work, you can always remove one accessory before heading to work. If you are wearing a pair of peridot earrings and a matching necklace and bracelet, for example, ditch the necklace and keep the earrings and bracelet on for that subtleness that you are looking for which must, in the end, compliment your professional office look.
Long Earrings Can Be Professional
Forget the arguments about long earrings and how they are distracting for the coworkers and the wearer. Unless you are handling machinery or anything that could snag your dangling earrings and cause injury to your earlobes, confidently wear those rainbow moonstone earrings that dangle if you think they will soften your sharp office look.
Always Add Color
Some color always goes a long way in transforming an otherwise cold outfit into a subtly vibrant and interesting one. Forget the clear crystals, gold and silver jewelry and instead go for one of those pear-shaped peridot earrings for example. Since they have some color, such earrings will no doubt add variation to your outfit without being too flashy.
Match With Other Accessories
Earrings are a single option that you can begin with in your journey of building that interesting professional wardrobe. You can also decide to coordinate other kinds of jewelry to create a more sophisticated look for the workplace. Pick jewelry pieces that will work well together. Have as much fun as you can with mixing and matching, but make sure that you never go overboard and come off as tacky or overdone with jewelry because that can indeed be distracting. Multi agate earrings, for example, go perfectly when matched with a similar necklace and anklet along with the right attire.
Dressing for work doesn’t mean you go for the drab look or stick only to business suits. Add some good color in the form of gemstone jewelry and you will look like the lovely and professional woman that you are.