Leather jackets for the office: yea or nay? WHEN can you wear leather jackets to the office? (Is it a matter of seniority, “casual day only,” “only if the leather jacket is _____”?)
Can you wear leggings to work in 2019? What is your favorite brand of leggings for work (or, if you have a legging-substitute in terms of comfort or style, who makes it?)
How can you maintain a modicum of professionalism when your coworkers are wearing flip flops and Bermuda shorts?
I was looking at a major department store’s “Wear to Work” dresses and found myself negging rejecting half of the dresses because they looked like wedding wear to me instead of workwear. And it occurs to me: this topic comes up a TON — what is cocktail attire, what is office attire, what is wedding … Read More about Where Do You Draw the Line Between Wedding Wear and Office Wear?
Since it’s been a while since we last discussed this particular workwear issue for those of us on the bustier side, we thought it’d be a great time to talk about the best solutions for gaping shirts. Last time, we gave some DIY options for gaping blouses, including recommendations for sewing, taping, and pinning to close … Read More about The Best Solutions for Gaping Shirts
2020 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
2019 Update: Check out our latest discussion on the 2019 fashion trends we hate. I’ve noticed a few trends that seem to be EVERYWHERE of late, and I thought we’d discuss, if only because so many of them seem inappropriate for officewear — I’d love to hear your thoughts. What trends WON’T you wear to … Read More about 2016 Trends: What WON’T You Wear to Work?
With only a few weeks to go until summer officially begins, it’s a great time to discuss how to wear pantyhose in the summer — because even if your office is freezing, your commute won’t be. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: This is very much a “know your office” situation. If you’re new, assume … Read More about How to Wear Pantyhose In the Summer
2018 Update: We still stand by these busty women style tips, but if you’re a busty professional, you may want to check out some of our other content, including our most recent roundup of the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom. One of our top posts of all time is one a friend suggested I write, … Read More about 10 Workwear Style Tips for Busty Women
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
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