2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on what to wear for informational interviews, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. This recent threadjack on what to wear for informational interviews at law firms may also be of interest to you. What’s the best way to … Read More about What to Wear for Informal and Informational Interviews
For some women it makes more sense to splurge on “investment” shoes for work that (hopefully) you can wear for years, rather than choose cheaper ones that you’ll keep having to replace. Reader M wonders: I am struggling with my shoe game! I would like to invest in shoes that are stylish, comfortable, and long lasting. I notice that guys purchase … Read More about Stylish, Comfortable Shoes That Are Made to Last
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on whether you can wear a black suit in a summer interview, and you may want to check out our roundup of the best women’s suits of 2018. Can you still interview in a black suit in the summertime? When you have to attend a job interview … Read More about Can You Wear a Black Suit in a Summer Interview?
The capsule wardrobe for work — a limited number of essential pieces that can be combined to create many outfits — has been growing in popularity, which makes sense when you look at the parallel trends of “slow fashion” and Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. A focus on quality pieces + an emphasis on decluttering/organization = a capsule … Read More about Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Work
2020 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
2020 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
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
We look at how to upgrade your jewelry for work, including how to shop the different tiers of jewelry shops, from cheap/mass market to indie to estate and beyond!
What are some good guidelines for choosing belts to wear with skirts to work? Reader S wonders… I’d love it if you could do a round up or a how to wear belts with skirts. I love the look of belts with skirts and I’m not really sure how to pick which width to go with or to coordinate colors. … Read More about How to Wear Belts with Skirts
2020 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 or our latest roundups of the best jeans for work or the best sweater blazers. How should you follow a business casual dress code … 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
Can you wear a sheath dress by itself to an interview? Can you wear a sheath dress and a jacket to an interview?