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How To Dress Professional and Stay Fashionable

How To Dress Professional and Stay Fashionable

What comes to your mind when you think of dressing professionally? 

If you are a millennial, then the thought of someone dressed in a dull monochrome skirt suit or trouser suit might have popped into your mind. 

Most professionals in the 80s and 90s were either bankers, teachers, doctors, or lawyers, and the dark-colored suits were their closet staples. Judging from this, it only means that the year and the kind of job you do dictate your definition and understanding of professional dressing. 

What millennials refer to as professional dressing is quite different from  what generation Z considers as dressing professionally, and we can explain that through Diana Vreeland’s words: “Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.”

Drawing inspiration from Miuccia Prada’s words, What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is an instant language. There are a few  things that you need to consider if you are to dress professionally and fashionably. 


  • The Type of Profession


Every profession has its own set of rules and code of ethics. The kind of career you are involved in dictates the type of work environment you are in and, consequently, how you dress for the office. 

For instance, if you are in the creative arts industry, where you work as a writer, blogger, ad- manager, or social media manager, it is an unsaid rule that you will tend to get creative with your dressing. Business casual, casual, or smart casual could be your to-go-to look.

On the other hand, if you are in one of the mainstream professions such as law, banking, sales, or in a managerial position, more often than not, you will tend to go for the more conservative formal style of dressing with monochrome colors.

Having established the most crucial point to consider when dressing professionally, this blog post will give you tips on how to choose different pieces of clothing for  your office needs. We guarantee you that the TYH boutique will empower your look with both sassy and professional wear.


  • Length of the dress


When choosing a professional dress or skirt, make sure that the dress or skirt is not too short that you feel uncomfortable in it. For a comfortable and fashionable dress length, go for something that ends right above the knee or just below the knee.

In the case of pants, make sure you choose those that touch the ankle if they are ankle pants and if you are doing the wide-legged pants, make sure that the hem is 1 inch from  the floor so that the front part of the shoes is visible.

Types of business attire

Depending on your type of profession or the activities around the office, there are different types of business attire that you can wear to the office;


  • Casual business wear


Casual business attire is the most common type of outfit in this digital age, and it comprises  informal wear meant for a relaxed office setting. 

The business casual look consists of  jeans and  t-shirts paired with a leather jacket or a cardigan. For the everyday business look, head over to TYH boutique and get yourself the navy blue Joseph Ribkoff jeans and pair it with a  white top from Dolcezza Clothing.

If you are into designer dresses, you can consider getting some  short floral Joseph Ribkoff dresses for your casual business wear.


  • Smart Casual


 smart casual is a casual look for the office, which is sophisticated and spruced up.  

If you are looking to go for a smart-casual look, the trick is to include a trendy clothing piece. 

To get the smart casual look from the TYH stores, you could consider purchasing some black Frank Lyman pants paired with a white Joseph Ribkoff blouse, or a statement Joseph Ribkoff jacket or cover-up,


  • Business Professional


The professional business look is mainly the traditional formal attire as we know it, and it is common in more reserved and conservative careers with strict dress codes. The business professional look primarily consists of button-down shirts with blazers.

 If conservative is your style, you could get the black Joseph Ribkoff pencil skirt with a houndstooth Joseph Ribkoff jacket. Besides that, you could choose a monochrome Frank Lyman dress and pair it with a matching jacket.


  • Business Formal


The business formal dress code is mainly for traditional settings such as business dinners or award ceremonies. For these kinds of events, one is expected to not only look good but also to be decent in their dressing.

During such events, one can wear well-fitting monochrome pants suits or the must-have little black dress from Joseph Ribkoff.

Drawing conclusions from the different types of business attire, it is evident that the kind of career and the work environment affects the type of clothes that you wear to work. 

The first step to dressing professionally and fashionably is maintaining decency in the way you present yourself to your clients and colleagues. 

Besides what you wear, it is essential also to take a keen note of how your accessories when going to work. To achieve a chic yet professional look, make sure that you tone down on the jewelry that you wear. For a fashionable and professional look, have minimal jewelry on your wrist, neck, and ears. In addition to that, make sure you wear comfortable shoes, not more than four inches high.


The secret to being  fashionable is not about what designer dresses you have in your closet. It is about understanding the fashion world dynamics and working with whatever you in your closet to achieve a chic and trendy look. 

Drawing insights from this blog post, it is clear that your career type affects  your work environment and, consequently, how you dress for the office. Therefore, to be professional in your dressing, you must be in rhyme with your workplace code of ethics and culture.