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)
Do you wear “fun glasses” to the office, either as a hipster statement or geek chic? Would you consider a bright and wacky pair of glasses for work, or do you try to stick to brown, gray, or metal frames? Do you judge colleagues if they’re obviously wearing Warby Parkers or “cool kid” glasses? Some readers used … Read More about Wearing Fun Glasses at 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
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
2018 Update: We still like this roundup of clothing brands for the curvy professional, but if you’re a busty professional, you may also want to check out some of our other content, including our most recent roundup of the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom. Are there any workwear brands that cater to the professional curvy woman? … Read More about Clothes for the Curvy Professional
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
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to wear flats in winter — you may want to check our more recent discussion on cute flats for the office for more updated brand and style options. In cold weather, what are the best ways to wear flats to work? With socks? Tights? Reader … Read More about How to Wear Flats in Winter
Have you ever bought an item so perfect that you just don’t need to shop for anything similar any more? As in, the whole shopping category is just no longer one of your concerns? Did you KNOW it would be a shopping category killer when you bought it (i.e., the clouds parted, trumpets rang out, etc.) — or … Read More about Shopping Category Killers
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?
How should you dress for law school orientation? When you’re planning which outfits to wear, how much should you worry about looking professional, or put-together, or about making a good first impression? Reader N wonders… I am extremely excited to be starting law school in the fall but I am puzzled by the idea of picking orientation outfits. Any … Read More about Law School, Orientation Outfits, and Dressing For You
2019 Update: This is still a fun discussion on hated workwear design details of 2015 — but if you want to see our current thoughts on design mistakes for workwear, click here! We haven’t talked about design no-nos for workwear in far too long — so I thought today it might be a fun open thread. … Read More about Hated Workwear Design Details: Exposed Zippers, Shiny Fabric, Sharkbites, and More!
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to dress when you’re slim but too tall for petites — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of where to find petite-friendly clothing for work, or our work fashion tips for petite women. If you’re slim with a small frame, but … Read More about Slim But Too Tall for Petites: When Are Alterations Worth It?