Messenger bags: unprofessional, or just fine for the office? Reader H wonders: Hello! I love Corporette, and had a question about messenger bags. I read through some of the blog’s archives re: work bags, and found plenty of negative comments about carrying messenger bags to work. I always wore them in school, and recently impulse-bought a men’s … Read More about Are Messenger Bags Unprofessional?
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
Metallic shoes: office-appropriate footwear, or better to reserve for nights and weekends? Reader M wonders: What are your opinions on colored shoes for the office, specifically metallics? My first thought would be definitely not. I am thinking in particular of a pair I have that are silver… and they are the reason I am asking. … Read More about Metallic Shoes: Appropriate for the Office?
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on how to avoid professional frump — but if you’re a working mom, you may want to check out our more specific discussion of how to avoid MOM frump. Here’s a fun topic that we haven’t discussed in years — what makes something frumpy? How can professional … Read More about Professional Frump: What To Avoid
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on the best summer work clothes and how to look professional when it’s hot— links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our our latest discussion on what to wear to work in the summer. What should you wear — and not … Read More about Summer Work Clothes: How to Look Professional When It’s Hot
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear when you need professional clothes for working late, but you may also want to check out this recent threadjack from readers on what to wear to be super comfortable at work. What should you wear when you’re planning to work late — and … Read More about What to Wear When You’re Out of Town & Working Late
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on how to show authority without wearing a suit, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. What do you wear when you want to show authority without wearing a suit? We’ve talked about what to wear when a suit … Read More about I Can’t Wear a Suit — But Want to Show Authority
2017 Update: We still stand by our advice on what to wear to a business casual interview event, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. What are the rules for dresses in a business casual environment — and how do those vary if you’re interviewing, networking, or … Read More about The Rules about Dresses for a “Business Casual” Interviewing Event
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice for nail colors for work, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. We haven’t had a poll on what nail colors are acceptable in a conservative office since 2011 by my count, so here’s a fun question for today: what nail … Read More about Nail Colors For Work: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Which blogs provide workwear advice to young male professionals? Reader S wonders, and now is a great time to talk about men’s style since I’m guessing there will be some killer Father’s Day sales coming up… (update: here’s our roundup for some big mens’ sales happening the weekend of 6/14) — Do you know of … Read More about How to Help Young Men Dress Professionally
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear on the first day at a very casual law office — but you may also want to check out our newer discussion on what to wear on your first day at work. (You may also want to check out our Ultimate Guide to Business … Read More about What to Wear on the First Day at a Very Casual Office
Can you wear slim ankle length pants with a blazer to look professional? Reader M asks a pertinent question: Can you comment on how to wear slim ankle length pants with a blazer to create a professional look? I tried this last week and missed the mark because my shoes were too casual I think. … Read More about How to Wear Ankle Length Pants to Work