What do you wear to an event that calls for “resort casual” business clothing? (Or: what do you wear for business at the beach?) Key factors: You already look young for your age, you’re at least 20 years younger than any of your colleagues, and you’ll be meeting some of them for the first time. Oh, also: … Read More about What to Wear to a “Resort Casual” Business Event in Florida?
2018 Update: We still think this is great advice on how to look professional during a long flight for work; links have been updated below. You want to look professional during a long flight with colleagues, but you’re understandably not too eager to wear a suit for several hours of waking, sleeping, and eating. So, with … Read More about Polished but Comfortable: How to Look Professional During a Long Flight for Work
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
While doing our round-up of knee-high boots, I was struck by how things have changed in such a short time — when I first started this blog, knee-high boots were still pretty scandalous, and over-the-knee boots (or OTK boots) were completely, totally risqué. Cut to today, and they’re EVERYWHERE — flat versions, high-heeled versions, on … Read More about Over-the-Knee Boots at the Office?
What if you like your legs covered when you wear skirts — or your office dress code doesn’t allow bare legs — but you don’t like wearing full pantyhose or tights? Are thigh-high stockings acceptable to wear to work? Are some more appropriate than others? Reader N wonders… I was wondering if you might consider doing a post on … Read More about Wearing Thigh-High Stockings at Work
What’s the best way to deal with stains you get while at work — should you remove the stain, hide it, or leave it be entirely? Reader L wonders about a stain she got on a sheath dress: Yesterday I was wearing my absolute favorite dress, a black and white colorblock Theory sheath, and at … Read More about How to Handle Stains — At Work
Are patterned tights appropriate for work? Readers weighed in with a poll…
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
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on whether or not fitness trackers and smartwatches are office-appropriate, but you may also want to check out our post about how to stay fit in winter. Can you wear Fitbits, Jawbone Up bands, and Nike Fuelbands to the office? Are there types of wearable tech that you shouldn’t … Read More about Are Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches Office-Appropriate?
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?
What do you wear to an off-site company retreat at a center with both a conference center and hiking trails — and a dress code of “casual”? Poor Reader M is stuck with this problem on her first day of work, adding yet another layer of complexity… I’m starting a new lawyer job next month … Read More about What to Wear to the Company Retreat
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to look for in interview flats— links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our roundup of cute flats for the office, or our Guide to Interview Suits! What should you look for in interview flats? When, if ever, must … Read More about What to Look For in Interview Flats