We spend a large portion of our day working in the office or running around town for meetings and conferences. Naturally, the way we dress, look and what we carry are essential factors in making our work day flow smoothly.
Your co-workers, clients, employers pay attention to details, so making a good impression is necessary to be taken seriously. Dressing for success and using the latest business tools is also important to increase your performance and productivity levels.
Not all jobs are the same, and dressing for success can mean multiple things regarding the field you’re in. But, no matter what your day job is, paying attention to your attire along with the vital work accessories can actually help you function better throughout the day. Below are some accessory ideas to help you feel good and function well at work.
The work bag
Your work bag is one essential item you need to pay attention to. The best work bag is one that looks professional, but is also stylish and functional and not too bulky-looking. You can go the traditional route and get a stylish leather briefcase. Briefcases have been getting modern makeovers over the years to be more functional by allowing more storage in many compartments.
A quality business backpack is another way to go for comfort, style and functionality. Bag designers have developed some of the best backpacks for businessmen and businesswoman to help them throughout the day. Many of today’s backpacks can carry your laptop with a designated pouch and have built-in storage pockets for your tablet or any other gadget as well as space for your work documents and files.
For the travelling businessman or woman, consider getting a high-tech laptop backpack with built-in chargers and USB ports to charge on the go. These types of laptop bags are insulated to protect your laptop and they’re water-resistant as well.
For businesswomen who want style and storage, a modern tote bag is another great option for comfort and convenience. It’s stylish because of its bright color and leather material and its functional because of the long strap, which allows you to carry it easily on your shoulder. It’s also big enough to carry your laptop, address book or any other item you need.
It’s a misconception that the prettiest shoes are not comfortable; many shoe designers have established stylish shoes with maximum comfort. You need to treat your feet so you can be in good spirits all day and be able to be productive without distractions.
The key is to go for quality brands instead of cheap shoes that will fall apart fast and will give you discomfort. For the modern businesswoman, wear comfortable heels that are not higher than 3 inches. You can also keep stylish flats in your tote for emergencies, or opt for suede or leather loafers instead. For the modern businessman, Oxfords, penny loafers or the classic wingtip are all a great choice if you choose a comfortable pair.
The smart watch
Smart watches can actually help you function faster and better. They’re efficient, sleek in design, and will help you get quick work tasks out of the way; you’ll be able to streamline notifications, quickly receive calls or respond to texts and emails. Not to mention that a lot of them have built-in fitness trackers to count your steps during the day and encourage you to get a workout during your work break.
The hydrating water bottle or energizing travel mug
Being dehydrated at work means you’re not giving your job a 100% because you end up being fatigued and sluggish. Keep a water bottle with you at all times, one that can hold hot or cold liquids with no spillage effects. When you’re also low on energy and need a caffeine kick but you have to be on the go, opt to walk around with a travel mug for your quick coffee fix. Most of them are lightweight so they can be carried easily in your bag and they’re stainless steel so they’re environmentally friendly as well.
The Bento box
Bento Boxes are the ideal solution for a quick lunch on the go, or for munching snacks at your desk. Being constantly busy throughout the day, we often forget to snack or eat, and that can affect your overall performance at work. Carry around your lunch so you’ll always have brain food to energize throughout the day. Bento Boxes are lightweight and easy to carry, airtight and organized with compartments so you’ll avoid a mess in your bag or on your desk, and they’re minimal and stylish as well.
The convenient tech kit
If you’re one to carry around a lot of gadgets and gear then you need one place to gather them all while looking stylish as well. Getting a tech pouch or a clutch is convenient enough to carry all your necessary gadgets. You can keep your headphones, no matter the size, chargers, USB docks, flash disks and any cord or cable. This pouch can be fully functional and able to carry all your items. It will save you a ton of time searching your things as it’s more suitable having them in one place.
Accessories aren’t only made to look stylish; a lot of them are made for comfort as well. With the right accessories, you’ll go through your workday with a breeze. Many business accessories actually promote productivity because they offer the convenience we often lack during a hectic work day. Choose the right accessories for a productive and comfortable day.