How to dress stylishly and suitable for different jobs
Finding a stylish look that suits a job role isn’t easy. While looking the part might feel important, the clothes you wear shouldn’t affect key aspects of the role you do – whether you’re a nurse in a busy hospital and need to make patients feel comfortable, or you’re a waitress in a popular restaurant and need to serve customers quickly.
There are many places you can go to create the right look for where your work, especially online, such as through job clothing sites, like Simon Jersey Healthcare uniforms. But what do you need to think about to look stylish in different roles, while being dressed to suit the job itself? This blog aims to help.
Jobs in beauty and healthcare
As well as feeling physically cool and comfortable enough to do these jobs well, roles in beauty and healthcare are a lot about making the customer or patient feel at ease and comfortable too. Different jobs can put you in people’s personal space, whether you’re busy tending to patients on a demanding hospital ward or performing a massage in a relaxing spa. So your style shouldn’t take over an overall look and detract from making people feel comfortable and in good hands.
A good way to look stylish in these jobs is to choose professional clothing with little eye-catching details. This could include tunics with press studs, or a coloured trim on the collar, neck or sleeves. Other details on tunics or medical dresses, like a one-button style, a v-neck, or asymmetrical trim design can also give a typical beauty and healthcare look an effortless sense of style.
Office and business roles
With roles in business or an office, which aren’t so public facing, there can be the chance to be a bit edgy with your style, depending on the company you work for. But the key here is to be edgy, but dress appropriately enough to be taken seriously by your colleagues and clients. What might not look out of place on the high street, might not make you look so professional in an office. So it’s a good idea to choose neutral colours, like blacks, greys and soft whites, in more striking designs, which limit the amount of skin on display. A good example is a stylish pair of black bootleg trousers with a soft white chiffon round neck blouse.
Another way to add style in the office, while still showing your colleagues and clients that you mean business, is to add a trendy blazer to your work outfit. Modern jackets and blazers can take a look from bland and casual to stylish and sophisticated. Style can be enhanced even more with different jacket designs. A contemporary notch neck, one-button style or Jersey blazer design, for instance, can bring a plainer, simple outfit to life.
Jobs in the service industry and retail
As well as being public-facing, service industry and retail jobs can involve you being on your feet a lot of the time. So whether you’re a waitress, a banker, or a customer service shop assistant, your clothing should look good but still allow you to move.
Tailored designs can be a good choice for clothing that achieves these things. While skinny and slim designs are still very fashionable, they can restrict movement and not feel so comfortable during a long and busy shift serving customers. Tailored styles, however, can look the part while not affecting your movement when you’re on the go. A tailored modern ladies suit, with a well-fitted black top, for example, can be a good option for a business role in a high-street financial services company. Or a wrap dress could create a more feminine look in a stylish restaurant.
Another option in these roles is to think about going heavier on your accessories. Striking jewelry, like pendants and drop necklaces, as well as scarfs, like those in a crepe design, can all bring style and elegance to a more basic, comfortable outfit. Classy belts can also add shape and smarten up a more casual look, like when wrapped around a long, light cardigan. This can enhance your work style while giving you some good movement that’s well-suited to the tasks and chores of a long and busy shift.
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