Now that we have settled well into the WFH culture, Zoom calls and Skype meet ups have become quite the new norm. Say hello to the new waist up dressing method, which saves you time and lets you put together a stylish look that is presentable and work ready. With new work wear rules being set in the time of social distancing, its time to play with prints and patterns, focus on statement necklines, light layering and more. And while you may be wearing your favourite lounging shorts or joggers as bottom wear, don't shy away from completing your waist up dressing with the right accessories to get your nine to five look on point. Here are some easy style must-haves to that will help you dressed for your next video conference.
Experiment with necklines
Instead of going with the usual collars and round necks, try out something different for your WFH style. With the neckline in focus, go all out and experiment with V neck kurtas, turtle neck tees, boat neck dresses, wrap tops and more.
Try different types of sleeves
Another detailing that gets noticed the most while dressing up waist up is your sleeves. Add some drama to your usual attire by wearing statement sleeves. From retro puff sleeved detailing to billowy bishop sleeves, glam up your work day look with some sleeve style.
Layer your look with blazers
Outwear is always a sleek addition to your smart casual look. Pair your satin and linen shirt or dresses with classic tailored blazers for instant transformation. If your aiming for a more Friday casual look, pair your tee with a denim jacket and you are good to go. A free flowing printed silk kimono or knit cardigan also adds a fun textural element to your outfit.
Accessorize to add finesse
From dainty bracelets to boho oxidized necklace and statement earrings, sky is the limit when it comes to accessorizing your outfits. Give your everyday look a personalized style spin with the right jewellery. For example – Pair your white cotton kurta with silver jjumkis or dress up a crop top with a layered necklace for an effortlessly chic look.
Wear a statement watch
Nothing beats the charm of a good-looking watch and that’s why it’s a must-have addition to your work look. If you are the kind to stick to one classic type of watch, then make it a point to wear it every day. If not, try out different types of watches that best suits your look for the day. From smart digital watches to delicately designed metal straps, watches can really put together your outfit, especially for a work call.
Put on a natural makeup look
Taking the efforts to put minimal makeup not just makes you look presentable on video calls but also shows you are prepared for the meeting. When it comes to makeup tips for video calls, always remember that less is more. Start off by hydrating your skin with a good moisturizer, you can dab some powder foundation, then use a concealer, swipe on masacara, put on a light blush for a subtle glow and finally apply a nude lipstick for a dewy natural look.
Prep your hair for a quick hairstyle
If you want to go beyond the usual ponytail or top knot hairdo, you can try something simpler yet interesting to compliment your outfit. Light beach waves work great on semi casual looks. If you want to channel a sleeker and formal look, try out a low bun. Its chic, serious and has an air about it. If you want to add a fun element, try a fabric hair band, hair scarf, printed scrunchie or studded hair pins.
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