I recently saw some interesting photos at Banana Republic of sweaters styled as a layering piece, and since it IS that season where you may or may not need a sweater or cardigan, depending on temperature, wind, humidity, office AC, etc., I thought it might make an interesting discussion. If you’re not actively wearing the … Read More about How to Style a Sweater as a Layering Piece
Conferences can be great for networking, but all professional women could use a bit of advice on what to wear, what to say, and more.
2018 Update: Hunting for sleeved dresses with pockets? Many of these options featured below are still available; we’ve also added a widget at the bottom with lots more options for sleeved dresses with pockets. I was just writing something about the best default thing to wear to a networking event (like a conference) where you don’t know what to … Read More about Sleeved Dresses with Pockets
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on things to bring to a conference (and links have been updated below), but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of what to wear to a conference, as well as our roundup of business travel must-haves. We haven’t had a talk about … Read More about Five Things You Must Bring to a Conference
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice for what to wear for a presentation or TV appearance — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on what to wear for public speaking. What should you wear when you’re the star of a corporate presentation, or making a TV appearance … Read More about Guest Post: What to Wear For a Presentation or TV Appearance
If you’re new in the field, should you expect your boss to introduce you to her contacts and take you to networking events? How can you ask her to start helping you network? Reader S wonders… I’m new in my career in a small office and my boss is well established in our field. She … Read More about Asking Your Boss For Help With Networking
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion of whether scarves are professional enough for conferences — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of how to wear scarves to work. Are scarves professional enough for conferences? Are there some ways of wearing a scarf that are more professional than … Read More about Are Scarves Professional Enough?
How do you network at a conference where you know no one? Reader A wonders… I’ve been a lawyer for about one year, and I’m going to my first national conference in a couple of months. I’m the only person from my firm going, and I don’t anticipate knowing anyone there. Do you have any … Read More about How to Network at a Conference
2015 Update: We still stand by this advice on resort chic for a business meeting in the Bahamas, but you may also want to check out our more recent post on what “resort business casual” actually means. Reader L has a question about what to wear for a business meeting in the Bahamas… Unlike many … Read More about Resort Chic — for a Business Meeting in the Bahamas
Over the past few years, I’ve attended a few multi-day conferences in far-off locales, and I’ve realized: packing for this kind of conference is an art, not a science. I’m still learning what to bring, but I thought I’d start an open thread by sharing my must-bring items — readers, what do you bring? (Pictured: … Read More about What Do You Pack for Conferences?
Readers, what are your best tips for what to wear to a conference? Specifically, what would you wear to a Saturday conference?
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