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
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We’ve noticed this blazer before, but never liked the idea of it enough for a Suit of the Week — and, priced at $395, we didn’t like it enough for a “splurge.” But now, marked down 40%, it suddenly seems … Read More about Tuesday’s TPS Report: DKNY Tie Front Jacket
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear for a corporate photograph, but you may also want to check out our more recent advice on corporate headshots. Today’s reader mail asks an excellent question: what to wear for a corporate photograph? I am a mid-level commercial litigator with a small firm … Read More about Reader Mail: What to Wear for a Corporate Photograph?
We’ve been curious about this for a while — ever since we advised that a collared shirt should always stay IN if you’re wearing a suit, and numerous readers wrote to say that they had always been advised (by various career counselors) to wear their collars out. So we thought we’d take a poll. For … Read More about Poll: When Wearing a Collared Shirt and Blazer, Does the Collar Go Out or In?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend. We like this … Read More about Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Halogen Print Surplice Tee
Ah, office jewelry… too much and you run the risk of looking like Tess, pre-makeover (from Working Girl). Today’s reader mail: I adore jewelry, and I can pull of a bit chunkier necklace, but I hate wearing earrings or bracelets at the office. Bracelets always end up hurting my arm when I’m writing, as my … Read More about Open Thread: What Jewelry Do You Wear at the Office?
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Today’s reader mail comes from someone curious about the “no bare arms” rule… I’m soon going to be a summer associate at a relatively conservative NYC law firm (not business formal, but a notch below), and I was wondering what you specifically mean by “no bare arms.” While I’m obviously not going to go sleeveless, … Read More about Reader Mail: How “covered” must your arms be?
2016 Update: We still stand by the advice in this older reader mail asking if longer skirts appropriate for court, but you may also be interested in our recent discussion on whether women lawyers can wear interesting suits to court. We’ve been thinking about this question since we first read it… I have an important court appearance … Read More about Reader Mail: Can I Wear a Longer Skirt to an Important Court Appearance?