Being creative with your wardrobe in the workplace is a positive attribute that will get you noticed...as long as you keep a few of the following things in mind.
1. Does your company have a dress policy? If so, what is it?
2. What type of business do you work in? Is it corporate, communicative, or creative. That makes a big difference in what is appropriate in your workplace. Creative jobs allow for the greatest flexibility and corporate the least.
3. Where is your business located? A small town or a big city...that also makes a difference.
4. Note what the "stylish" female bosses are wearing, and take a clue from them.
And just because a store sell a garment in the "career" section, doesn't mean it is OK to wear it to work. A few fashion no-no's for almost all jobs: see through blouses, anything that looks like lingere, anything too tight, too short, or too low.
Always remember that adding a third piece (jacket, vest, sweater) kicks the outfit up a notch. So, start being creative with your work wardrobe and make getting dressed for work each day a great adventure. Photos by Dominic Van Horn.