What are the different “levels” for handbags — and how do you upgrade your handbag collection? I’m curious to hear what readers say. We’ve already talked about how to upgrade your professional wardrobe, as well as where to buy grown-up furniture… up next in our Next Step series: handbags. I’m pretty solidly in Bucket 3 … Read More about The Next Step: Bags
Are tights appropriate to wear to the office? What sort of shoes or boots look best paired with thicker tights? Reader M wonders: With winter coming on, I would love to see a post about what sort of footwear is appropriate to wear with tights in a conservative office. My current work shoe wardrobe consists entirely of your … Read More about The Best Shoes to Wear with Tights
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on whether or not fitness trackers and smartwatches are office-appropriate, but you may also want to check out our post about how to stay fit in winter. Can you wear Fitbits, Jawbone Up bands, and Nike Fuelbands to the office? Are there types of wearable tech that you shouldn’t … Read More about Are Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches Office-Appropriate?
2016 Update: Check out our most recent roundup of professional tote bags for women! Work bags: we’ve talked about bags for summer associates, interview totes, suitcases for overnight business trips, messenger bags, and how much we end up spending on them all. In today’s guest post, Jean from Extra Petite brings you a roundup of stylish work bags, straight from her own closet. In addition to petite-focused fashion, Jean’s blog … Read More about Guest Post: Stylish Work Bags
Messenger bags: unprofessional, or just fine for the office? Reader H wonders: Hello! I love Corporette, and had a question about messenger bags. I read through some of the blog’s archives re: work bags, and found plenty of negative comments about carrying messenger bags to work. I always wore them in school, and recently impulse-bought a men’s … Read More about Are Messenger Bags Unprofessional?
2019 Update: The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale has started — check out all our workwear advice and Nordstrom sale roundups to make the most of the sale! Also, sign up for our newsletter to stay on top of all the great sales! The below content is about the 2014 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale. Ok! I’ve finally had … Read More about Kat’s Shoe Picks from The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale
Metallic shoes: office-appropriate footwear, or better to reserve for nights and weekends? Reader M wonders: What are your opinions on colored shoes for the office, specifically metallics? My first thought would be definitely not. I am thinking in particular of a pair I have that are silver… and they are the reason I am asking. … Read More about Metallic Shoes: Appropriate for the Office?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on the best summer work clothes and how to look professional when it’s hot— links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our our latest discussion on what to wear to work in the summer. What should you wear — and not … Read More about Summer Work Clothes: How to Look Professional When It’s Hot
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: Black Bags
What items are “worth the splurge” if you have a healthy amount of discretionary income? Reader S wonders… Here’s my idea for a post – what are the central items that are “worth the splurge” for those of us with a healthy amount of (but not unlimited) discretionary income? I’m thinking there are certain purchases … Read More about The Best Splurges
If you’re carrying a million bags, how do you look professional? How can you lighten your load and reduce the number of bags you’re carrying? Reader R wonders… I work in a large corporate environment and recently had a daughter. I’m back at work, but I feel like a bag lady. I’m only 5’3″ and … Read More about How to Lighten Your Load
2018 Update: We still like these interview tote bags, but you may want to check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags! 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 … Read More about The Hunt: Interview Tote Bags