2018 Update: We still stand by this general advice on how to find seasonless sweaters for the office — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of what to wear to work in the summer! Is there a magical sweater you can buy that is seasonless — great for summer, … Read More about Seasonless Sweaters for the Office
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice for how and when to wear pantyhose for work — links have been updated below. You may also want to check out our free four-week challenge if you’re hunting for work outfit ideas for conservative offices! If you were to write someone a guide to pantyhose for work, what … Read More about The Guide to Pantyhose for Work
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to look stylish and professional at a business casual office, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. When you’re used to dressing conservatively for work and your new office is much less formal, how do you put … Read More about How to Look Stylish and Professional at a Business Casual Office
When interviewing, must you button your shirt all the way to the top? How many buttons are acceptable to leave unbuttoned? Reader S wonders… I am going for an interview at quite a conservative organisation. I have a navy skirt suit and was going to wear a white button up shirt. Do I need to button … Read More about How High to Button Your Shirt for Interviews
In our ongoing discussion on The Next Step — i.e., how to upgrade various areas of your life — a reader suggested we discuss how to upgrade your jewelry collection, and how to buy jewelry for work in general. Excellent idea, and I’m curious to hear what people say. (I swear, I intended this to … Read More about The Next Step: Jewelry
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear belts with skirts; you may also want to check out our recent advice on how to stop skirts from twisting around, as well as some of our recently recommended belts. What are some good guidelines for choosing belts to wear with skirts to work? Reader S wonders… I’d … Read More about How to Wear Belts with Skirts
Are suits made from tropical wool acceptable to wear during the winter, or are they only designed for cooling you down in hot summer weather? And how does the suit color factor in? Reader P wonders… I bought a dark navy colored suit last year from J. Crew in tropical wool, and I am wondering if it … Read More about Can You Wear A Tropical-Wool Suit in the Winter?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to blend conservative style with business casual, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. How should you follow a business casual dress code (and avoid looking overdressed) when your personal style tends toward classic, understated, and conservative — without buying … Read More about How to Blend Conservative Style with Business Casual
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
Are you required to wear a skirt suit for an interview, or are sheath dresses acceptable? We’ve talked about interview attire (including what to wear beneath a suit jacket) before, but let’s discuss again. Here’s Reader L’s question: I have an upcoming call back interview at a big law firm. I am a 2nd year … Read More about Can You Wear a Sheath Dress and Jacket to an Interview?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on when to tuck your blouse for work, and we’ve updated links below. You may also want to check out our new four-week outfit challenge! We haven’t talked about whether a professional must tuck her shirt in YEARS, and not one but two readers wonder when to … Read More about When to Tuck Your Blouse
What should you wear for your internship or summer associateship? Welcome to the first installment of our Summer Associate Series! Name aside, we hope this series will be helpful to ANY intern, whether you’re a law student or another woman interning in a conservative office for the summer. First up in our series: WHAT TO … Read More about Summer Associate Style: What to Wear For Your Internship