The truly fashion forward know that real style comes from within, but of course a great wardrobe does help! When it comes to developing your fashionable wardrobe, it's important to think about all aspects of your attire from your undergarments to your outerwear, to hats and handbags.
Depending on where you live, you're probably going to end up covering that fabulous outfit you put on this morning with some sort of jacket for at least a few months of the year. If you live in a nothern climate, get used to the idea that your parka/snowsuit/ski coat is one of your staple items and a daily part of your fashion routine. But even when it's forty below, there is no reason to eschew stylish clothing! When choosing outerwear, make sure it will protect you from the elements, be it sleet, snow or rain. Consider choosing a lightweight, breathable and waterproof shell so you don't end up bulked out and soaking wet!
Whether it's jewelry, sun glasses, a scarf or a handbag, accessories are the small details that really pull a look together. Small fashion elements like a chunky necklace under a crisp collared shirt, or a pair of fabulous look-at-me earrings paired with a black turtleneck, or a funky scarf with a plain t-shirt can make all the difference. A good quality, classic handbag is something that every woman needs and can be easily matched to just about any outfit. Consider investing in a well-made leather bag in black, brown or white so you'll always have a perfect accessory on your arm.
For those of us that work in offices, your 9-5 attire should be comfortable, easy to wash and wear, and simple to mix and match. Not everyone works in an office though, and for people who work outside of in industrial settings, it's important to consider safety part of your work wear routine. Steel toe boots are a must for any industrial setting, and so are work gloves. Similarly, healthcare workers are also limited in their fashion choices, but medical uniforms are standard and a necessary part of working in some industries.