Chic Style: Office Necessities
Wouldn’t it be nice if your office doubled as a drug store, grocery store, and mall so you would always have everything you needed at your fingertips? It always seems like you never have what you need when you need it, which can completely throw off your day. Below are a few office essentials every woman should have in her office to tackle any unanticipated scenario.
Sitting in an air-conditioned office all day is sure to make you chilly. Keep a neutral colored sweater nearby to warm you up on those cold days without throwing off your outfit’s color scheme. An open front cardigan can be easily layered over any top, and the loose shape is unrestricting.
Change of Shoes It’s a good idea to have a spare pair of shoes on hand in case an unforeseen situation arises. Sometimes, one of these situations may just be tired feet. In this case, having a pair of flats to change into will provide instant relief to your tired, overworked feet. A pair of black or nude ballet flats can be worn with any outfit, and are also appropriate for work if you refuse to slip back into your heels.
It may not be realistic to have an entire set of makeup on hand at the office, but it is important to keep a few essential beauty supplies handy. A swipe of lipstick can immediately freshen up your look after a long day of work. Blush can also add the perfect hint of color as your makeup fades throughout the day. If you buy your makeup at a department store, you usually are given sample size products for spending a certain amount of money. Instead of letting these sit unused at home, keep them stored in your office desk for those days when you need a small touch-up.
Another beneficial beauty product for the office is translucent powder. Translucent powder is nice because it helps keep your makeup in place, but it can also help absorb oil buildup. It’s easy for your face to get oily as the workday progresses, especially in the T-zone. Brushing a small amount of powder over these oil-prone areas will diminish the shine, making it look like you have on a fresh face of makeup.
Breath mints are an essential in any office environment. You most likely come in contact with multiple people each day, whether it be co-workers or clients. Popping a mint in your mouth is a quick fix when you’re not in an environment to pull out a toothbrush and toothpaste. In addition to mints, floss can also come in handy for important business lunches or meetings. The last thing anyone wants is to have food stuck in their teeth when they’re interacting with someone!