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 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
Your office is planning an athletic event, and you want to stay far, far away. Even if you’re worried about feeling awkward, should you go anyway to take advantage of the networking opportunities? How can you say NO to work-related sporting events, like golf and tennis outings, and what are you missing out on if you do? Reader B … Read More about Should You Say No to Sports at Work?
2018 Update: We stand by this advice for what to wear to a work-related golf event — you may also want to check out some of our other advice on what to wear to summer associate events and other team-building exercises like sailing, company picnics, and more. If you have a golf outing for work coming … Read More about What to Wear to a Work-Related Golf Event
Whether you travel every week for work or it’s rare that you find yourself at an airport for a business trip, travel can be a series of small hassles — but a little planning can be a huge help. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about business travel — although we’ve shared plenty of posts about all kinds of … Read More about Business Travel Tips and Tricks
Should you join the office boys’ club if you’ll be the only woman? What if your male coworkers meet and talk shop outside of work while taking part in an activity — such as tennis or golf — that you don’t even like? Reader K, who works outside of the U.S., wonders: I have a question regarding the ‘old boy’s … Read More about Joining the Boys’ Club When You’re a Woman
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
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
We stirred up quite a bit of controversy last week when one of our readers asked us what to wear to Sunday brunch at her partner’s house. We suggested trouser jeans and a blazer, raising eyebrows and bringing forth vehement disagreement from some of our readers, who insisted that trouser jeans were not appropriate for … Read More about Poll Results: Jeans Are Often Appropriate… But Perhaps Not To Brunch