2017 Update: I still stand by this basic advice on how to wear jeans to the office on Jeans Friday — but you may want to check out our latest discussion on what tops to wear with jeans to the office. We’ve heard from a few readers about their offices allowing jeans to be worn … Read More about How to Wear Jeans to the Office on Jeans Friday
2017 Update: Check out our most recent round-up of the best knee-high boots for commuting to work, as well as our last discussion of whether boots are acceptable for work. We haven’t done a poll on this in a while, so here’s the question of the moment: are tall boots ever acceptable for a conservative … Read More about Poll: Are tall boots ever acceptable for a conservative office?
2019 Update: We’ve added a carousel of our 12/18 picks for winter coats for work — you can also check out our fuller discussion and roundup of the best winter coats to wear on your commute. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for … Read More about The Hunt: Professional Winter Coats
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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. Great wool suit from … Read More about Suit of the Week
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