The Business Formal dress code: capsule wardrobe example (100 outfits).

The Business Formal dress code: capsule wardrobe example (100 outfits).

Hi, everyone! So nice to see you here,
again on my channel. Today we will talk about
the formal business dress code and look at another
wonder wardrobe example for work. This is the third and last installment of the business dress code series. So if you want to see
the previous how-to examples for casual or business casual dress codes,
you can find them on my channel. If you have a formal business dress code, it means the foundation of your wardrobe
should be the suits. For a better versatility, I’d suggest choosing
different types and colors for your suits, but try to have the same type of fabric
and fabric density. Let me show you what I mean. Here I have two different types of suits. Both of them are made out of fine wool
and have the same texture. That’s why now,
if I exchange the jackets, they will fit nicely to the bottoms,
and I will get more outfits. You can also choose a pattern suit. But then keep another solid color one and make sure they both have
the same fabric and texture. Beside that, you can go with this simpler
and more classic combination, that always works. If you have three basic suits:
black, navy and dark grey, that have a similar texture and fabric, you’ll be able to increase their versatility. Now you can wear all three of them as suits or break them into mix and match outfits
and rotate the jackets. The formal business dress code
allows you to wear formal blouses, shirts,
fine sweaters, cardigans and turtlenecks. Also, remember that every time
you choose a top it should go well with your suits
and match their colour. Contrasting combinations, when the colour of your suit
and the colour of your top make each other brighter, may look more fancy,
sophisticated and even powerful. Muted combinations, when the colour of your suit and the colour of your shirt
make each other even deeper, look more friendly
and are an easier every day go-to. You can also have some
separate blazers and bottoms. Here it’s also important to pay attention
to the fabric composition, density and texture and make sure they match well. Your separates may also look
formal and professional, So try to avoid any catchy designs or elements that have nothing to do
with the business environment. You might also wear dresses,
but keep in mind that for most formal situations the jacket will still be necessary. Your dresses should have
an elegant cut and design, beautiful fabric and colour
and have short or long sleeves. You can choose
different types of coats, but keep in mind that firstly, a coat has to give you enough space to wear a jacket underneath and secondly, it should be longer
than your jacket. I’d suggest to have
at least two different ones: a shorter one, that will go well
with your trousers, and a longer one
that will fit better to your skirts and dresses. Or you can also have two coats that fit well to any of your bottoms. It’s totally possible. I would say that accessories play quite a role
in the business formal dress code and may tell a lot about
your professional level and status. The higher your position, the more luxurious your accessories can become. For example, an expensive watch or a
beautiful leather handbag is a clear symbol of status and business success. But none of your accessories should
clearly reveal the price tag. Choose something that is still business-like and delicate. If you are just starting out in your career,
I’d suggest to invest in the best quality of both clothes and accessories you can afford. Because this way,
you will not only look and feel better, but you’ll also show a serious attitude for your work
and desire to grow professionally. Today I will try to create a sustainable, interchangeable wardrobe
for the colder season that includes a couple of suits, a blazer, 2 bottoms and 7 tops. I hope this will be enough
to end up with at least 30 outfits. I will also add two pairs of shoes and a bag
that should go perfectly with everything else. The Colour Palette for this wardrobe came out to be cold and bright. I like how elegant and sophisticated
these colours look with each other. I think it’s better to start looking for suits first and try to find a couple
that might be also interchangeable. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, it’s even possible to find both of them
at the same brand store. I like this suit. The color is so beautiful,
not too bright, not too dark. Now I need to find a second suit
that can match well with this one. I think I saw a very cool one in Marella. Ok, yes, this one. Let’s see if these suits are interchangeable. I say yes, they are. Now when I have my suits,
I will look for tops, then 2 different bottoms, a jacket and then everything else. It might sound like a lot,
but now when I have my foundation, it will be much easier. At least I hope so! Ok, see you in a bit. Here’s the capsule wardrobe that I’ve just made. It includes: 2 suits, 7 tops, a blazer, a skirt, a pair of trousers, 2 pairs of shoes and a bag. And when I put all these items together I will get 40 outfits that include a jacket, 28 outfits that can be worn without a jacket 32 outfit combinations
that include layering with a sweater. Yes, that’s right. All these items can create this crazy amount of outfit combinations. As you can see all the tops
look very well with both suits. Then, if we exchange the jackets we can get even more
possible combinations. As separates I choose this black blazer that can be paired with both
the skirt and the pair of wide cropped trousers. They are not the part of a suit,
I found all three pieces separately
from different brands, but all of them have very similar or identical fabric, and obviously, they are all black and look well proportionally. So, this could be a nice and slightly more feminine
alternative to the classic suit. Of course, all these tops look very well
without a jacket as well, and give me 28 interchangeable outfits. In addition, we also have these two fine sweaters. They can be worn with every bottom
and under any jacket. they can also be layered on top of some shirts. Finally it’s also possible to wear a shirt and sweater combo under blue suit resulting in eight more outfits. The business formal dress code doesn’t let you fully express your personality or be trendy, It’s more about presenting yourself as a highly- qualified professional. Think about it this way:
the company’s image comes first. Like any individual, every company
wants to be perceived in a certain way so they establish rules
for how their employees represent them. It’s a bit like colouring within the lines, as long as you know where the lines are. That’s it. I hope you found this video
interesting and helpful Let me know what you think
in the comments below. How does your wardrobe for work look like? How many outfits do you have?
Let’s chat! If you liked this video please, press like, share it with your friends and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Thank you for watching,
see you next time!


71 thoughts on “The Business Formal dress code: capsule wardrobe example (100 outfits).”

  • Luminita Miron says:

    Amazing video as always Daria. Thank you and hope to see more videos. I am just starting my business and this wardrobe really makes my choices much easier. Love, love your work. You are like a wardrobe magician!!!!

  • Kieu-Linh Caroline Valverde says:

    Beautiful video. I would not necessary pair the suits together though. Seems you mentioned to avoid obvious stripes and boldish colors. Both suits fit into the relatively daring department, no? I like the edginess for sure, though.

  • alexandra medina says:

    Hello from Puerto Rico Daria! I am learning so much from all your videos, I love them all. Could you please do a similar video for hot tropical weather? It is sooo hard for me choose formal work clothes on this super hot and humid climate. I hope you can help 😕

  • Мария Митькина says:

    Дарья, Ваши видео очень классные! Огромное спасибо! Я очень много нового для себя открыла. На днях заказала свою первую капсулу на осень, а я недавно переехала в новую страну практически без чемоданов, поэтому как раз актуально стало заказать все и сразу. В основном, как и раньше, взяла простые, легкосочетаемые вещи. Но и несколько акцентных тоже купила. Раньше я бы рисковать не стала, но сейчас я видела всю картину целиком, и было совсем не страшно 🙂 И да, сейчас по возможности смотрю на этичные бренды.

  • Fire of Love - Огън от любов says:

    Great video! I would like to wear my brown pants and skirt but have no idea how to style them. I need to wear a cardigan with the outfit, plus what about the shoes? What color? I heard brown and black which I have in my closet) are a no-no in France, which is what is giving me the difficulty. I can only think of brown, blue and white but it seems too much. Plus the brown pants I have are a deeper brown, the skirt is a more ashy brown color. So may be I need totally different color of blues for both bottoms. Confused!

  • Elena adamuščinová says:

    could you make a video for men please ? 🙂 i want to show my boyfriend, it could help him a lot 🙂
    btw you are amazing

  • Ольга Клюжева says:

    Огромное спасибо Даша. Как раз делала такую капсулу для работы через сайт что ты советовала. Получилось говно в итоге))) то ли с цветами не то подобрала, то ли что. А вот кстати свитеров в моей капсуле нет, надо опробовать пару вариантов. И я ещё добавила платье-сарафан, можно с разными рубашками носить например

  • Thank you Daria. I would like to see a video only for shoes. I really struggle to find shoes for winter that are practical and match pants well in cold weather. Often pumps are too cold to wear in northern Europe with pants. Xx

  • Great video! Thank you so much! This is the style that I really like, although I don't have any dress code at work, but these type of suits just feel perfect at a workplace

  • Love the video and I like that you encourage using bold colours with your more classic suits. The only thing I do not agree with is combining jackets and trousers from two different suits. I've tried this with different combinations and even though the fabric was identical, it just looked like I didn't bother looking for the matching jacket in the morning. The only time mixing it up works for me is when the bottom is black… And even then it is tricky. The accessories are on point though!!! Really really great video 🙂

  • Daria, I found out about your channel less than 2 weeks ago and I love all of your videos even if they're completely different from what I need to wear. I've learned so much!! Like, that I need 7 functional tops 😉
    Keep up the awesome work! ✌

  • Hello! I am a new subscriber. 🙂 I have only watched the last two videos and found them really interesting. Now I wonder: where are you, Daria, from? 🙂

  • Oh my gosh!! You have such an elegant taste of clothing!! Every item matches each other so well, as well as so chic,professional. I love it!!

  • I loved this video! I was wandering how do you manage to understand the different tonalities of black if the clothes come from different brands? I bought a black suit from l'autore chose buying the jacket in the boutique and the trouser of the same suit online and it happened to be two different shades of black! Waiting for your next video 🙂

  • Спасибо большое, Дарья, а вы теперь без субтитров видео делать будете?(((

  • Hi! This video was great! I love how you manage to combine everything 😉
    And I love the editing style. What software do you use to edit your video?

  • Добрый день! У меня уже есть коричневый костюм. Какого цвета выбрать второй, чтобы они были сочетаемы по частям! Спасибо!

  • Could you do a student wardrobe please ? Something casual but still proper ( our teachers could be our next boss or help with internship )

  • Marília Martins says:

    You are a genius, Daria.
    I've enjoyed you channel a lot. And I hope that here, from Brasil, I can use your precious tips wisely…

  • Юлианна Бессонова says:

    Дарья! Это видео просто потрясающее! Правда! У вас свой необычный стиль, неповторимый!
    Очень хочется увидеть новое аналогичное видео – бизнес-гардероб на весну! Я думаю это будет супер интересно всем зрителям вашего канала! Спасибо!

  • dear Daria, do you consider pleated skirt/cullote, sleeveless cardigan, and blouse/shirt dress with belt combined with bottom as formal enough? Given they have no crazy details and with fine materials. I will appreciate very much if you reply

  • Hey Daria. Thank you for creating this video 🙂
    Did you use sustainable brands in this video ? I really like the suits and would like to know whether they actually fit a sustainable wardrobe 🙂

  • What are the best materials to wear for suites in winter and summer? I've watched your fabric playlist but I'm still not entirely sure what would work best for suites.

  • Марианна Мосеева says:

    Спасибо за видео, и за субтитры! Давно искала вдохновение для сбора капсульного гардероба. ☺️

  • Daria, Your videos are executed so beautifully! Will you please do a capsule wardrobe with a $600 USD budget? I want to get out of the fast fashion mindset. I’m new to this sustainable wardrobe, but now that I’m aware I can only wonder if I can afford beautiful sustainable fashion like the wardrobes that you curate in your videos. Please help!

  • Daria, I just found your videos. My dear you are amazing. I love your videos and materials for the clothes. Blessings to you dear

  • I really like your accent!! Not trying to be a debbie downer but I froze the video and counted some of the same exact outfits. So I'm not sure it's really 100, but its more than 14 and that's very helpful!

  • Can you wear t shirts under a suit if you are wearing a scarf? Is it proper to wear black leather pants with a suit jacket in a formal business setting?

  • Believe it or not but some days I like to dress for business, I can’t wear flip flops ALL the time, no one would take me serious ???

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