Whoever said that “first impression is the last impression” was not jesting. It’s actually very important. You almost never get a second chance to make a great first impression. According to a survey conducted by an American Institute, when you meet someone for the first time, they make a judgment about you in roughly four seconds.
Everything that contributes to the way you look on the outside is important. That’s where your sartorial sensibilities come in. Your clothes, accessories and grooming should be spot on.
It is believed that when you’re a working woman, dressing to impress becomes all the more important. You meet new people every day and represent your company all around the world. You have to look professional and put-together every time!
While the clothes you wear are the most significant part of your appearance, the way you accessorize them is also important. Jewellery is a great accessory to enhance any outfit.
But wearing jewellery to work requires elegance. Like your clothes, your work jewellery shouldn’t be too jazzy or too funky. You should think carefully about the jewellery you choose to wear.
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind while choosing jewellery for office:
1. Be a minimalist:
The first rule of wearing jewellery to work: less is more. Follow the two-piece rule. That is, you can only wear two pieces of jewellery at a time. This ensures that you do not end up looking like the Christmas tree.
2. Match it to your personality:
Pick pieces that reflect your personality in a subtle way. Jewellery that represents your sun sign can be quite intriguing. A piece with geometric patterns is another excellent option that leaves a lasting impression.
3. Don’t wear something that’s a distraction:
The jewellery you wear should not be a distraction to yourself or to others. Anything that makes noises or gets caught in your hair and clothing is definitely a big no-no. Go for pieces that are comfortable and hassle-free.
4. Wear a watch:
No outfit is complete without a classy watch. It adds a finishing touch to your outfit. Plus, it displays the essential qualities of punctuality and respect for other people’s time.
5. Know your office policy:
Before wearing jewellery to work, make sure you know the HR policies. Your office could have a no jewellery policy or you might not have the permission to wear certain types of jewellery. Make sure you don’t wear something you shouldn’t be.
6. Don’t over-accessorize or under-accessorize:
Just because you have pretty jewellery, it doesn’t mean that you should wear it with every outfit and just because you work in a corporate doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with jewellery.
When it comes to office appropriate jewellery, I feel platinum is the best option. It’s subtle, yet elegant and as such perfect as office wear. To help you choose the perfect jewellery for office we have picked up the most office-appropriate pieces:
What’s your go-to jewellery piece for work? Comment below!
Contributed by Jewelove