Dress for Success

Accessorize Right

great, gruhiniTo perfectly accentuate your outfit, it is essential to watch the accessories.

Too much jewelry, heavy necklaces or bracelets can be distracting at the workplace. Jewelry is best restricted to small ear studs, slender chains, smart watches and the mangalsutra [when necessary].

Avoid danglers or pieces of jewelry which makes noise.

A string of pearls is a must for any woman over 40.

Choose a pair of comfortable court shoes that will keep you going all day. It is rather mandatory to wear close toe heels in most western corporate set ups. If heels are not your forte, you could go for wedges. Avoid strappy sandals or shoes of rubber and opt for suede or leather instead. Brogues go well with pants. While wearing shoes with skirts it is desirable to wear them with sheer pantyhose.

If you are wearing a saree or kurta-salwar, it is best to wear flat pumps in solid muted colors.

A structured handbag/laptop bag that is compartmentalized to fit in your stationary is a must. Invest in a good designer structured tote to carry all your essentials. Avoid hobo totes or tiny clutches.

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