5 Tips to Look More Professional

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Today I wanted to share with you all a classic work look modernized with a belt. Lately, I find myself wearing a wide belt over a blazer and pants quite often. It adds an element of chic to a standard professional outfit.

I was recently asked if I had any tips for making work outfits look more professional. I thought it was a great question and so, here are 5 simple tips to make your outfits look and feel more professional. I hope you enjoy them! Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you back here on Monday.

                 5 Tips to Make Your Outfits More Professional

1) Choose a Fitted vs. a Boxy Blazer 
In the above photos, you'll see that I'm wearing a well fitted blazer. A sure fire way to make your work outfit look more professional and polished is to opt for your fitted blazers instead of any boxy or slouchy ones you may have.

2) Choose a Structured vs. an Unstructured Handbag 

My handbag above has a classic structured shape. While handbags like this are gorgeous and on-trend, your work outfit will look more professional if you choose one of your structured handbags instead. if you are looking for a great structured bag I would suggest this

3) Choose Pointed vs. Round Toe Shoes
While you may still like the look of a rounder toe on shoes, a classic work look is far more likely to favor a pointed toe. It elongates your leg and pulls the outfit together. In addition to my Ivanka Trumps (linked above) I also find these to be very comfortable.

4) Choose Tucked In vs. Out 
An untucked shirt in a professional setting appears messy. While I am a huge fan of untucked tunic shirts with leggings on my "off days", at work your shirt should be tucked in.

5) Material Matters!
 
Avoid sheer fabrics when putting together your office outfits. period. Shirts in heavier materials will not only 'hold up' better through a long work day, but they also will make an outfit look more professional.

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14 comments

  1. Great tips! I love how you laired a belt over your blazer. Definitely chic and pulled together!

    amandabrezovsky.com

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda! Layering a belt is a recent fashion discovery of mine, and I absolutely love it! I do it often now for suits!

      Xo
      Lee

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  2. Thank you for the tips! I love that your professional look is still feminine.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

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    1. Aw thanks so much Alicia!! And Im really glad you liked the tips!

      Xo
      Lee

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  3. I will keep these tips in mind for my job interviews. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Aw I'm so glad! I hope you get whatever jobs your interviewing for!! And thank YOU!

      Xo
      Lee

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  4. Great tips! And your outfit does indeed look very professional, would be great for an interview!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thanks so much Mica! Im glad you like the tips and the outfit!

      Xo
      Lee

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  5. The belted blazer looks so chic! Great tips for looking more professional too!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  6. I think you nailed it...structure and fit are key!

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  7. Great tips, I actually always use structured bags when I wanna look more professional! Have a wonderful week!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

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    1. Thanks Esther! Isn't it weird how a structured vs unstructured bag totally just does change the professional feel of your outfit!? crazy!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Xo
      Lee

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