2017 Update: We still stand by this analysis of when you can take leftovers from a business lunch — links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our ultimate guide to business lunch etiquette. Is a doggy bag is ever appropriate in a business context? Today’s reader wonders what the etiquette rule … Read More about Reader mail: Can I take the leftovers from my business lunch?
2016 Update: Links have been updated as of 2016. See our most recent discussion on professional tote bags here! Last week, we suggested Hayden-Harnett’s Ibiza “convertible flight tote” to readers — intending to recommend it as a tote bag for when you need to take home approximately fifteen pounds of paperwork — so we were … Read More about What Your Tote Bag Says About You
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear brooches (and links have been updated below) — but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of how to wear a brooch. Reader L writes to us, wondering: Can you do an article about how to wear brooches / … Read More about Reader Mail: How to wear brooches?
For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional. Reader E brought this … Read More about Suit of the Week
A while back we got this e-mail from a reader, curious about great hair styles… Can you do a story on work appropriate hair cuts / styles? I’m getting a hair cut soon for interview season, and I’m looking for suggestions on savvy, sophisticated, work-appropriate haircuts. This is an excellent question, and we’re curious to … Read More about Open Thread: Great Hair Cuts
Whenever you have a seriously important professional day — for example, an interview — you need to be wearing your most conservative, “notice my brains not my fashion sense” outfit. This means, unfortunately, that you need to be sure you know how the suit you wear looks from all angles. How does it look if … Read More about Corporette 101: The Old Mirror Trick
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a professional conference (and links have been updated below), but you may also want to check out our latest thinking on the PERFECT thing to wear to a conference, as well as the five things to bring to a conference. If you’re speaking … Read More about What to Wear To… A Professional Conference
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We’re loving this boiled wool blazer from Boden (available in the cheerful honey yellow, pictured, as well as gray and navy). We love the structure and fit of the blazer, as well as the stretch and give of boiled wool … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report: Boden’s Brondesbury Blazer
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear silk scarves (and links have been updated below); you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to wear scarves to work in 2018. Today’s reader mail is all about how to wear silk scarves… I’ve got two silk … Read More about Reader Mail: How to Wear Silk Scarves as a Young Professional?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.
We had hoped this sweater would be part of the Nordstrom anniversary sale, but alas, it is not. We love, love, love, the print and the flattering pink shade. It’s fun, it’s feminine, but it’s neither Barbie (the black pattern tones down the print) nor goth (imagine the sweater in a dark red). We’d wear it with gray slacks and a black jewel-neck t-shirt beneath, or perhaps over a black sheath dress. Tory Burch ‘Simone’ Merino Wool Cardigan
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2018 Update: If you’re pondering whether you can wear a bikini to an office function, you may want to consult the below advice — you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on what to wear to an office pool party, as well as all of our advice on what to wear to summer … Read More about Can You Wear a Bikini to an Office Function? Readers, Weigh In…
2019 Update: We still love this roundup of nude-colored pumps, but you may want to check out our 2019 roundup of stylish skin-tone pumps for work — as well as our general guide to wardrobe essentials for work! We all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re … Read More about The Hunt: Beige-colored Pumps