Do ponytails count as professional hairstyles? Which are the best ponytails for the office? Do you think 50s/cheerleader ponytails are no-gos for the office, or is any neat, easy hairstyle inherently professional? Have you guys been watching AMC’s Better Call Saul? It’s the prequel story to Breaking Bad, chronicling the path that small-time con-man/lawyer Jimmy McGill took to … Read More about Professional Hairstyles: Do Ponytails Count?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what not to wear to work, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women and our Corporette Work Outfit Challenge. Here’s a fun question as we slide into summer with lots of summer interns and summer associates: what NOT to wear … Read More about What Not to Wear to Work
We recently got this question from a reader who’s running for judge (woot, you go!), and it raises an interesting issue of what is casual but professional footwear for women — for weekends and other outings outside the office. Can you be professional in sneakers? What are some other options besides work sneakers? In a bigger sense, … Read More about Stylish Work Sneakers For Women (And Advice On What Should Women Wear While Canvassing)
What are the best strategies for staying warm during a wintry commute while still looking professional when you get to work? How can you look stylish and professional in the winter?
How can you make professional, stylish work outfits using suit separates? What are the do’s and don’ts of combining parts of the suits in your closet? Reader A asks… I’m a 2nd year law student in New York and will be starting work at a firm this this summer — I used your tips and articles throughout the interview process. … Read More about Putting Together Work Outfits Using Suit Separates
What should you wear on a long flight with colleagues if you want to be comfortable but still look professional? Reader N wonders… Could you do a post on comfortable, but professional attire for international or long flights? I have an upcoming business trip where my boss and two colleagues will be on a long flight … Read More about Dressing Professionally But Comfortably: What to Wear for a Long Flight
Business casual can be tricky — particularly when you’re transitioning from a conservative office. But what if the culture at your company isn’t just business casual, but ultra-feminine business casual — and you’re still most comfortable in a gray suit? When you’re in a new job and feeling pressure to dress a certain way to fit in … Read More about A Feminine Approach to Business Casual
Are skirts and dresses unprofessional? What if you have a boss who has a firm opinion, one way or the other? What if you have a boss who forbids YOU from wearing dresses and skirts, when other women in the office can and do? Reader A wonders… I recently started a new job in a creative … Read More about Are Skirts and Dresses Unprofessional?
2020 Update: We still stand by this guide to stylish cardigans for the office — but you may also want to check out our recent roundup of sweater jackets for the office! We shared our first Corporette Guide to Cardigans way back in 2010, so we figured it was time for an update — and the timing is … Read More about The Corporette Guide to Stylish Cardigans for the Office
When can you wear a dress and blazer — instead of a suit?
2020 Update: We still stand by these thoughts on upgrading weekend clothes — you may also want to check out our new series on weekend wear, including the best jeans for work and play. Welcome to what is probably our final “next step” feature, where we explore how to take the next step up in … Read More about The Next Step: Upgrading Weekend Clothes
So you’ve switched from a freezing office to an office that’s too hot — and going sleeveless at work may not be an option. How can you stay cool and comfortable at work? Reader C wonders how to cool down in a hot office… I’ve read a lot of your posts, and in my old … Read More about How to Cool Down in a Hot Office