How to Accessorize a Business Suit


Accessorizing an everyday outfit or an outfit for a formal event is not difficult however you need to have some skills when it comes to accessorizing a business suit.

The unfortunate part about this is that there are many women who wear business suits daily to work but are not able to accessorize them properly as they are unaware of what to wear.

If you are in a dilemma everyday about what to wear with your business suit then I have a few tips that will help you out. Ideally, you will need 6 essentials accessories to dress up your suit.

One of the most important accessories that you need is a classic formal watch. Though you may have a cell phone to help you tell time a classic watch is timeless and elegant and one cannot replace this accessory.

When you need to tell the time when you are at work your watch is your best accessory. When you are going in for an interview or meeting your watch is one accessory that hints that you are punctual and respect time.

On a business suit you will need to wear a watch with a leather strap or a steel strap with a gold or a silver metal dial.

Pearl earrings or studs are another must have accessory. You don’t have to empty your checking account to get a pair of expensive earrings; they don’t need to be real pearls either all you need is a pair of good pearl studs that you can wear with your formal suit.

Studs are your best bet as they are formal; avoid earrings that are long and dangly. Besides a watch and a pair or earrings you don’t need any other accessories though you may choose to wear a necklace around your neck.

To dress up your formal suit you can wear a silk scarf. This is one accessory that can be worn in different styles so you don’t have to worry about it giving your suit a uniformed look.

You will find a number of prints and vibrant colors when you are shopping for silk scarves; these will helps to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your wardrobe.

The only pair of shoes that suit formal business attire is a pair of black leather pumps; any other shoes will reduce the elegance and formality of the suit. You must wear the shoes with a pair of sheer pantyhose; however this is dependant on your office dress code.

The last accessory that every business woman must have is a briefcase. This is one accessory that will help you to sort out your laptop, PDA and other items that you need to carry around on for your daily work.