About a week ago, we asked you guys whether cropped pants (and Bermuda shorts) are acceptable for the office, whether as part of a suit or otherwise. While the poll is still going on, we thought we’d summarize the results for you thus far: 65% of you agreed with us that cropped pants and Bermuda … Read More about Poll Results: Cropped Pants and the Office
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2020 Update: We still stand by this general interviewing advice — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of our best on-campus interview tips and resources.. We realize interview week is over at some schools; for others they’re still to come. Still, callbacks will be going on well into September and October, so … Read More about 10 Things About … Interviewing
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags
Should women unbutton their suits’ blazer buttons to sit? Given all the discussion whirling about interviews, we though we’d take another poll, because we’re really not sure of this answer, either. Should women button their jackets when standing, and unbutton them when sitting? We’re aware it’s proper form for men to do this, but have … Read More about Yet ANOTHER poll: Should women unbutton their suits to sit?
Since interviews are starting, we’ll stick with that theme and show you some great basic suits for women. J.Crew offers wool gabardine and Super 120s wool, which means it’s made with wool yarn that has been twisted more often than regular yarn and is therefore stronger, more durable, etc. Available in both pants and skirts. … Read More about Suit(s) of the Week: Basic Suits for Women
Ah, interview week. The time when stress is running high at business schools and law schools, the time when everyone’s wearing suits in uncomfortable heat, loitering about awkwardly in hotel lobbies, and wishing they were still in flip flops and ripped jeans. Today’s important question is thus: Assuming you’re wearing a black suit, what color … Read More about Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?
2020 Update: We still stand by the advice below on what to wear on interviews generally, but you may also want to check out our frequently updated Guide to Interview Suits, our roundup of the best women’s suits, and our best on-campus interview tips and resources. Wow, it’s the start of the interview season already … Read More about Reader Mailbag Part I: What To Wear on Interviews Generally
2017 Update: you may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. As we roll into August, the shimmery pinks and muted nudes of early spring and summer tend to move their way to darker hues, like the NARS polish at left. So today’s poll is about nails — particularly, darkly … Read More about Poll: Are dark nails inappropriate for the office?
This week, we have a question from Alexa, who is apparently thinking of fleeing the corporate life for something more creative. Question right up your Corporette alley – after years of working in BigLaw, next week I have an informational interview with a PR agency. So what do I wear??? And where do I go … Read More about Reader Mailbag: Lawyer-Turning-to-Publicist Needs Interview Advice
2020 Update: We still stand by a lot of this advice on how to say goodbye at the end of your internship — but you may also want to check out our more recent tips on ending internships positively. *The Pat Benatar song is actually “About the Art of Letting Go,” not saying good bye, … Read More about 10 Things: About the Art Of Saying Goodbye*
In the 360 Review, Corporette examines a “professional woman”s” attire and critiques it from all perspectives: underling, boss, friend. This week’s 360 review is in honor of the women of Mad Men, which just began it’s second season last night. (AMC is showing repeats all week if you missed it!) In addition to showing us … Read More about 360 Review: Rachel Menken of Mad Men
I got an e-mail a while ago from reader A, on the hunt for stylish bags for law school. She notes that I consider myself too old (too fabulous?) for a backpack (I’m 28) so I’m looking for a bag for law school that is stylish, comfortable, and suitable for a laptop. I am just wondering if … Read More about Stylish Bags for Law School