10 tips for women to manage wardrobe in 2017


It’s time to say goodbye to ‘2016 wardrobe’ and welcome the ‘trendy wardrobe of 2017’. Everyone likes to have a variety of clothing options with different accessories which are in trend. But what about the place, where you keep all these stuff? Is it an effective wardrobe? Always remember, the art of smart dressing lies in building and managing an effective wardrobe.

Women love to transform their wardrobe every year with a variety of clothes and manage it according to the latest trend. For working women, it becomes little difficult, because of the lack of time, but whenever they get time, they don’t mind updating their wardrobe, and leaving a style statement at the workplace.

To simplify the wardrobe makeover for a woman, here are some easy-to-keep-in-mind tips for the upcoming year 2017.

Manage your wardrobe by keeping out-of-season (winter/summer) clothes out of the way. The key is to work with the essentials and add pieces as per trends from time to time. Read below to know what are the must-haves for your wardrobe.

Blazer: Blazer gives a sophisticated look. Whether you’re in a meeting or in an office presentation, wearing a black colour blazer is a perfect attire for any business. However, it is important to note that the blazer should be well tailored and fine fabric. One can pair it with contrast colour shirt, along with straight pants and high heels in neutrals or colour as per your creativity; this whole attire is a perfect blend for corporate wear. A blazer can go a long way in adding structure to your frame.

White shirt: White often represents formal and business and white clothing often represents righteousness. White shirt speaks volumes in terms of elegance at work. White shirt doesn’t necessarily mean a button-down shirt, you could experiment with drape blouses or even a mandarin collar kurta. Pair it up with a vibrant colour scarf, stole, or even a toned dupatta. White is the most appealing colour at a workplace and is suitable for any women.

Scarves: Yet another wardrobe accessory that is liked by many women. Wearing a colourful scarf with a business suit or a plain white shirt can do wonder. Opt for fabrics like silk or chiffon that are in contrast with your outfit. Not to mention, tying a scarf to your bag is also a great way to make a stylish impact in the professional world.

Cigarette pants: These slim yet straight fit pants can make a woman look slim and smart. If you are in the corporate world, opting for neutrals like black and grey are for granted. However, try experimenting with pine green, aubergine, or even maroon to add that flare for style. Stay away from printed pants as they distract, but you can opt for printed salwars with a plain kurta for a creative touch!

Kurtis ‑ Kurtis are always in and are acceptable in almost all offices. They are elegant, formal, and at the same time make you look pretty. Printed or even tonal coloured kurtis are a must-have in your workwear essentials. One can go simple with plain and light colours (yellow, white), or someday experiment with brighter colours or try out some printed kurtis too, but keep in mind that print should not be too distracting.

Jackets: Include beautiful, multi-coloured jackets in your wardrobe. Having different types of jackets is a sign that you care about your appearance and look. A classic denim jacket will never go out of style.

Skirts: Skirts are popular at the workplace as they are both pleasing and formal. There is a variety of skirts available as per your body type. A low cut, narrow skirt for slim women, pencil skirts for curvy women, A-line skirts for wider hips.

Accessories: For working women, too much and heavy accessories are not good. Go for minimal accessories. For instance, wear studs instead of hoops as earrings, wear a thin bracelet, and simple elegant necklace.

Watch: A must-have accessory, as it is a timepiece.

Belt: Belt is a fashion necessity for every woman’s wardrobe, they have a bigger impact on their profile as they are dressier and stylish.

Bags: Bags play an important role in defining your style quotient, so make a style statement with structured bags, as it adds an element of style to your look. Include leather bags, travel bags, handbags, and clutches in your wardrobe.

Shoes and sandals: Have a happy mix of flat, wedges and stilettoes in neutrals, and classics like red.

Black pumps: Every working woman should have closed-toed black pumps in their wardrobe as these go with every outfit at work.

Things to consider:

Comfort is important and should be a priority. Pick any dress, but it should match your body type, shapes that flatter your body type. Avoid clothes that are too tight. Keep clothes and accessories separate, this way you can keep your wardrobe organised. Keep one or two hooks empty for quick and dirty clean up.

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