If you work in an industry which requires you to keep to a strict uniform guideline, it can often feel like your personal taste and style is completely forgotten about. Whilst most jobs which require a uniform put safety and practicality over fashion for very good reason, it’s understandable if you feel a little bit ugly when you’re wearing your work-provided clothing and not an outfit that you would have chosen yourself. However, although there’s no way of getting out of wearing your work uniform, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t look as stylish as possible when you’re wearing it, either!
Wearing All Black
A lot of girls who work in a uniform are required to wear all black. This includes jobs such as retail, hairdressing salons, and many other customer facing positions. A lot of security workwear is all black, too. If you aren’t provided with a uniform and are required to put together your own all-black ensembles for the workplace, it can be tricky to make sure that you don’t look like you’re wearing the same thing every day. Avoid this by opting for various styles of clothing, such as blouses, tops, sweaters and even tank tops if allowed. If you’re permitted to wear jewellery, accessorising can add a personal touch to your outfits.
If you work in the medical field, this is an industry where it is definitely more important to put health, safety and practicality over looking good. Working in this field means that you’re more than likely going to spend your time in scrubs and other unflattering uniforms, without the chance of being able to wear any jewellery other than a plain wedding band for health and safety reasons. Although you will be required to tie your hair back and wear minimal make-up, these are the two areas where you are given the most lee-way, and you should focus on this.
If you are required to wear the same, work-provided uniform every single day, we get it if you’re tired of looking exactly the same all of the time. Police officers, post workers, and many different retail workers are required to wear the same uniform for work every day, which can quickly get tiring. If allowed, spice up these outfits by having fun with your nail, lip and even hair colours. The good thing about working in a set uniform is that all of your colleagues will be wearing the same thing, so you’re not alone. When it comes to individuality, use your hair and makeup to stand out. Bear in mind, though, that some roles may not permit you to wear nail polish, for example, or there could be restrictions on hair colour. Speak to your supervisor for more information if you’re worried that you could get in trouble.
Wearing a uniform for work can quickly become boring and you might feel like you are losing your individuality. However, with the help of accessories, makeup and hairstyles, you can add your own style to any work-provided look.