Have you ever seen a random stranger wearing something — shoes, a coat, a blouse — that you really, really love but have no idea where to buy? Sure, you could try to ask her where she got it, but what if you don’t want to yell across the subway platform, or you don’t have time — or you just … Read More about Where Did You Get That? How to Track Down a Mystery Piece of Clothing Without Asking
Why It’s Important to Buy Clothing “Made in U.S.A.” John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight, his HBO show, has brought “fast fashion” back into the news — two years after the horrifying Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people. (The factory was linked to several well known U.S. and European clothing brands.) If you want to make ethical shopping … Read More about “Made in USA,” Ethical Shopping, and Slow Fashion
Reader H is gearing up for trial out of town, and wondering what to wear when she’s working late in the war room…
How do you stock your closet full of “fun” clothes when your time and energy is usually spent in working clothes or lounging clothes? Is there a way to shop for special occasions — on a budget? Reader A wonders: I spend most of my clothing budget on work clothes (I’m a DC lawyer) and … Read More about Fun but Impractical: Shopping for Special Occasions
Today’s reader mail has a young law student wondering how to pack for a summer working abroad… I’m a second-year law student and will be spending part of my summer interning for a government agency in Slovenia, and the rest at a study abroad program in London. My dilemma is that I only have a … Read More about Reader Mail: How to Pack For a Summer Working Abroad
The summer golf outing thrown by your company or firm can be one of the trickiest for women professionals. Are they still great networking opportunities for young women? You betcha. Here’s the request from someone desperate for golf clothing for a newbie: Would love to hear suggestions on what a young female associate who has … Read More about Golf Clothing for a Newbie
Obviously, miniskirts are not office-wear. However, about a week ago, we asked when — and if — miniskirts become inappropriate even on the weekends if you’re a serious, professional woman. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in: 40% said the miniskirt question came down to a woman’s legs: if … Read More about Poll Results – Maybe Miniskirts Aren’t Weekend Wear, Either
Hopefully, no one thinks that miniskirts are a DO for the office. (See our prior poll on this here and here.) But a reader posed this question in comments, and we think it’s a good one: does a time come in a woman’s life — a serious, professional woman’s life — at which it is … Read More about Poll: When Do Miniskirts Become a Don’t, Even Outside the Office?
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
We seem to be getting a ton of negative feedback on the reader mail question yesterday, wherein we recommended that our reader wear dark trouser jeans to Sunday brunch at the partner’s house. Although she wrote in to clarify her situation, we were still intrigued by the feedback. As we noted in our original post, … Read More about Poll — Are jeans ever appropriate if you’re in a semi-work situation?
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on day to night transitions — you may also want to check out our recent post on what to avoid in “desk to dinner” dresses. About a week ago we asked you how you handled the much-talked-about day-to-night transition — do you change outfits entirely? … Read More about Poll Results: Day to Night Transitions
2020 Update: We still stand by some of this advice on what to wear to work on the weekend, but let’s face it: it’s an old post! Here are more recent discussions on comfortable workwear for late nights at the office, as well as an updated take specifically on what’s too casual for a weekend … Read More about What to Wear To . . . Work on the Weekend