by SARBANI NYC January 23, 2020 3 min read

Casual office fashionWhether you work in a traditional office or a more casual and creative environment, there is no reason you can’t dress up your workplace ensembles with the right accessories. Jewelry is the perfect way to polish your office style. The question is, how do you select the best jewelry to wear to work?

To start, remember that statement pieces are totally acceptable and a fun way to spice up your workwear! Designers are even pushing bold jewelry and accessories this season with the mindset that more is more—so you can ignore that old rule about removing one piece before you leave the house.

We know that every profession and office is different, so we’re going to walk you through picking out the perfect finishing touches. Be sure to consider your work environment and culture, then follow these tips when picking your jewelry for work.

Choose a statement piece.

You can then style the rest of your look around it. In other words, that one bold piece of jewelry will serve as your anchor piece. Something like a statement necklace will add the perfect flair to any neutral or solid colored blouse or dress.

Conservative Office Tip: Opt for either a necklace or pair of earrings in order to elevate your already-sophisticated look. This will draw enough attention to your eyes and face without being distracting.

Casual Workplace Tip: For those in a more creative environment, coordinate your anchor jewelry with other pieces like rings and bracelets.

Add a pop of color to your office style.Add a pop of color.

Accessories are a great way to infuse some fun hues into your office fashion. And 2020 is all about the color!

Conservative Office Tip: Choose office jewelry with one color to either compliment or add to a neutral outfit.

Casual Workplace Tip: Go for a few bright pieces, but stick to a color palette. If you’re wearing a print, pull a color from your ensemble as the accent color for your accessories.

When all else fails, choose earrings.

If you find yourself torn between a few baubles, always go with the earrings. Earrings are the best way to tie your workplace style together with a polished look.

Conservative Office Tip: Keep it classic with a pair of statement studs or drop earrings. Pearls and diamonds (or clear crystals) are typically a good choice for incorporating a bit of sparkle that will match any chic suit or dress.

Casual Workplace Tip: Don those dramatic earrings like long dangles or shoulder dusters. Vibrant earrings will stand out against your hair, so don’t shy away from the colors!

Have fun with statement rings and bracelets.Have fun with statement rings and bracelets.

Remember to add some bling to your hands and wrists, too! If you work in front of a computer all day, they will give you something fun to look at while you’re typing away.

Conservative Office Tip: Those who don’t want to overdo it may want to choose either one or the other, and if you’re uncertain we recommend sticking with a statement ring for a complete look.

Casual Workplace Tip: If you want to get more creative when choosing your office jewelry, rock a ring stack with a mix of large statement rings and midi rings. Add a bangle or cuff for a bit of boho glamour.

Avoid noisy jewelry.

This tip applies regardless of what kind of office you work in. Try to stay away from loud jewelry, like a stack of metal bracelets. That way, you won’t be jingling as you type all day. 

When you pick out your office outfits, consider all of your accessories as a way to add a bit more of your personality into your office fashion. Liven up your look even more with your shoes, purse, and even hair accessories. Any of these can help you make a statement that reflects your style, no matter where you work or what you do. At the end of the day, the jewelry you wear to work should feel true to your own style.

What is your favorite kind of jewelry to wear to work?

Stephanie Chabot, Style Editor
Sarbani NYC

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