There are a number of different professions in the world, and many of them require you to wear a uniform. Although some uniforms are more flattering than others, there are ways that you can still manage to stand out in one. Most of the time, uniforms are part of the contract when agreeing to work with a company so you won’t have a choice in the matter. Sometimes the company also has guidelines in terms of other aspects of your presentation outside of your clothing which can make it difficult to style yourself in a way you want. The good news is there are still ways that you can be fashionable in a uniform, and this article will give you a couple.
Style Your Hair
One of the first things people notice when they look at you is your hair. Depending on your profession, you may have guidelines on how you should wear it, but even then, you can still follow the rules in a fashionable way. One of the most simple but professional ways to style your hair is by neatly putting it up. This is especially an ideal hairstyle if you happen to be working in the food or healthcare industry. It is also advised that your hairstyle is a balance between your makeup and your wardrobe. This means that if you happen to be wearing relatively heavy makeup, you should consider toning down your hairstyle. On the other hand, if your uniform is simple, consider livening up your look with a statement hairstyle. Aside from pulling your hair all back, some other ideal styles include putting it into a neat ponytail, loose curls, pinning one side back, wearing a side bun, or cutting it in a short but fashionable style for convenience.
Choose Nice Shoes
Comfort is extremely important at work and isn’t recommended that you compromise in that area. This is because depending on your job, you may spend a lot of time on your feet or walking around. You can, however, find comfortable shoes that can also be classified as stylish. While some industries are specific about the type of footwear that you’re permitted to wear, others are open to you wearing what you’re comfortable in. Your shoes are said to represent you in many ways, so choosing a clean, fashionable and quality pair is key. The style of shoe that you choose will heavily depend on your industry. If you work in a hospital, for instance, it’s likely that you’ll need to wear flat shoes or sneakers, whereas a flight attendant is likely to wear high heels. Whatever the case, go for both comfort and quality as well as shoes that look good with your uniform.
Iron Your Uniform
You would be surprised at the difference a well-ironed uniform can make in your overall look. If, for example, you’re a nurse and you happen to wear scrubs on a daily basis, then ensuring they’re ironed will likely make you look far more attractive than if you’re wearing wrinkled ones. Making sure your scrubs are also fitted like the ones on this website can also make a world of a difference. If you know you don’t have the time to iron your uniforms on a regular basis, try outsourcing it to a dry cleaner on a weekly basis. A wrinkle-free uniform will take you one step closer to being a fashionable employee
Heavy makeup isn’t always recommended in the workplace; however, it can be suitable if you’re doing certain jobs. Less happens to be more in some instances so consider doing light makeup for work to give you a little bit of an edge. There are many ways that you can achieve this look, which include using a light foundation, using natural color eyeshadows, and soft colored lip gloss or lipsticks. Some DOs and DON’Ts of work makeup include avoiding overdone eye makeup and exaggerated lashes, not using too much bronzer, choosing subtle shades for lipstick as opposed to bright and dusty colors, trying nude colors, and ditching the eyeliner from time to time.
Your nails may seem like an insignificant part of your look; however, they can make a noticeable difference in your overall look. Even if you don’t get your nails done professionally, consider giving yourself regular manicures at home. This will ensure that your cuticles look neat and your nails are clean and well-filed to give a polished and neat look. If you do decide to take a trip to the nail salon, on the other hand, think about choosing natural and neutral colors as opposed to long and bright color nails. You should note, however, that there is nothing wrong with being edgy and making a statement. Your work dress code and industry should give you an indication of just how edgy you can go before pushing boundaries.
Sometimes all it takes to transition your look from plain to fashionable are the right accessories. There are so many for you to choose from which range from accessories for your hair, wrist, ears, fingers, and neck. Your hair and makeup should help you determine whether you should wear subtle accessories or ones that stand out. If, for instance, your hair is pulled back and you have on light makeup, then you could consider statement earrings just to spice up your look. On the other hand, if you have light curls and statement lipstick on, then you may want to keep the earrings small but noticeable.
Work plays a significant role in our daily lives, so it’s important that we find ways to feel good while we’re there. Seeing as the saying goes that when you look good, you feel good, making sure you look fashionable in your uniform is a way to keep your spirits high. Just because you’re required to wear a uniform, it doesn’t mean that you have to look dull and boring every day. Hopefully, this article has given you some style inspiration that will help you explore different ways to liven up your work look on a daily basis.