Most people would have you believe that there is no place for your boho style at the office. Now, while you may not be able to tie-dye t-shirts and skirts with tassels doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate your personal style into office wear. As long as you mind the rules of the dress code and are able to be discreet about your fashion choices, there are plenty of options available to you. Here are few ways that you can let your style shine through at your workplace:
Know What Works and What Doesn’t
The first thing you will need to do is to consider what your particular workplace considers appropriate. After all, the last thing that you want is to be pulled up for your attire. So, make an outline of what the dress code entails and figure out which bohemian clothing can be worn without issue. For instance, if your workplace is quite strict about which colours are acceptable – they may prefer for you to stick with neutral shades, then it will be about playing around with silhouettes and designs. On the other hand, if the administration requires you to wear a suit during the workday, you are going to need to get a bit more creative with what you can get away with.
Create a Balance
Unless you work in a very permissive environment, you will need to find a way to create a balance between your two worlds. Fortunately, this can be managed quite easily. Imagine, for example, that you need to wear a rather subdued suit to work every day. In this case, you can make an effort with your blouse. Look for tops with a un-constructed design, that has a floral design, or has an interesting neckline. All of this will help to add a touch of boho to any outfit. Also, look for pantsuits with high waists and flared bottoms for a slightly more casual look.
Of course, if you can get away with it, chunky necklaces and sweeping earrings are always a good look. If not, there are many ways to wear boho accessories. For starters, look for thin, long necklaces, with a small yet unique pendant at the end. Or, have studs or small hoops that have an interesting design to them. Now don’t forget that there are plenty of ways to play around with scarves, shoes, and even bags. Once again, it is all about choosing features that toe the line between whimsical and utilitarian.
Make an Effort with Hair and Makeup
Remember, the boho look is not just about the clothes you wear but also how you style yourself. So, there are also plenty of options when it comes to hair and makeup. If you can, you can have your hair down, with long, loose waves. If you need to keep it in a up do, add a few skinny braids to add some texture. Luckily, boho makeup tends to be quite simple. All you really need is black eyeliner and some earthy eye shadow shades. Since it is all about minimalism with makeup, you can keep your lips natural.
As you can see, it is not impossible for you to still let some of your boho style shine through. You simply need to know how to wear this fashion style so that you get the best of both worlds.