2015 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion of pantyhose and dresscodes — but you may also want to check out our more recent Guide to Pantyhose for Work or our discussion of how to wear pantyhose in summer. Do any workplaces exist that still require pantyhose to be worn year-round in the summertime? … Read More about Pantyhose and Dresscodes
When is the right time to wear pearls? We’ve talked about how to buy pearls, but Reader C sent in a super short email wondering when to wear them… One of my favorite jewelry pieces is my strand of Mikimoto pearls that I got for my 30th birthday. They were an investment piece, and they … Read More about When Should You Wear Pearls?
2019 Update: We still stand by this roundup of simple sheath dresses — but you may want to check out our most recent discussion of the best dresses for work! 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 … Read More about The Hunt: Simple Sheath Dresses
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: Basic Black Bags
We’ve talked about how a $9,000 handbag might be a bit much for an intern — but Reader E wonders when in your career women can buy expensive briefcases and work totes. How soon is too soon? I was wondering if you could do a post about expensive handbags for work. Kind of like the … Read More about When Can You Buy an Expensive Handbag?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear beneath wrap dresses; if you’re looking for more current advice on which are readers’ go-to underwear picks, check out our more recent discussion of the best lingerie for office looks. What do you wear beneath wrap dresses? Are there camisole-slips? Reader V has … Read More about Slips, Camisoles, and More: What Are Your Go-To Pieces?
What color tights do you wear with a navy suit? Reader B wonders…
2018 Update: Links have been updated below — please also check out our most recent roundup of work bags for women! Which are the great, professional, useful totes? If you always carry around a ton of stuff, should you downsize to look more professional? Reader A is about to make her first “really expensive purse purchase” … Read More about The Bag Lady Reconsiders… How to Choose Wisely When Purchasing a Work Bag
How can brooches help your work wardrobe? Reader A wonders: I have a fashion challenge that has stumped me for years. I received two beautiful, expensive broaches that look like they could be integrated into my work wardrobe, but I do not know how to wear them. How does a fashionable workaholic go about wearing … Read More about How to Wear a Brooch
2018 Update: A great option to keep your feet warm and look professional is to wear ankle-height boots — and we just rounded up the best ankle boots for work! You may also want to check out our discussion on weatherproof shoes for work. What shoes look professional and can be worn with socks? I … Read More about How to Keep Your Feet Warm and Look Professional
2018 Update: We still stand by our thoughts on the perfect interview bag, but you may also want to check out our most recent roundup of the best work bags for interviews and beyond! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the … Read More about The Hunt: The Perfect Interview Bag
Do you have to wear pantyhose in the summer? The pantyhose-at-the-office question comes up so often, but I don’t think we’ve addressed it in a while — and Reader N wonders… I had a question about wearing pantyhose. I’m about to start my first internship in finance (a mid-sized hedge fund) this summer and I’m … Read More about Pantyhose in the Summer