Let’s discuss generational divides in the workplace, readers — have you observed a divide between Gen Z and millennials?
Interview Coats for Women: The Best Coats to Wear Over a Suit in Winter
Hunting for interview coats for women? These are the best coats to wear over a suit in winter.
How to Shift Your Work Wardrobe to Business Casual
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 an entirely new wardrobe?
What to Wear to the Wedding of a Colleague
A lawyer wondered what to wear to the wedding of a colleague — could she wear a black dress?
Are Patterned Tights Appropriate at the Office?
Are patterned tights appropriate for work? Readers weighed in with a poll… (and we have some updated picks for you!)
Dressing Better Than Your Boss: Designer Bag Edition
Reader A has a great question about dressing better than her boss — specifically, she wonders, must she carry a lower-end bag than what her boss carries, or would a work-appropriate designer bag be OK? Here’s her question: I know the blog has discussed before if it’s appropriate for younger folks to have designer items … Read More about Dressing Better Than Your Boss: Designer Bag Edition
Executive Presence for Women Leaders
How would you define “executive presence,” particularly for women? Have you worked to build your executive presence? What are your best executive presence tips? Here are some qualities of women with executive presence that Corporette readers have mentioned during conversations that have taken place in the comments: having a “cool, calm, and commanding” presence being a skilled public … Read More about Executive Presence for Women Leaders
Professional Hairstyles: Do Ponytails Count?
Do ponytails count as professional hairstyles? Which are the best ponytails for the office? Do you think 50s/cheerleader ponytails are no-gos for the office, or is any neat, easy hairstyle inherently professional? Have you guys been watching AMC’s Better Call Saul? It’s the prequel story to Breaking Bad, chronicling the path that small-time con-man/lawyer Jimmy McGill took to … Read More about Professional Hairstyles: Do Ponytails Count?
How To Buy Quality Pieces Without Looking Old
A reader wondered if she was too “young” to buy quality workwear like Armani, St. John, and Chanel…
Going-Out Clothes and Young Professionals
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice for going-out clothes and young professionals, but you may also want to check out the great reader discussion on general going-out clothes after age 25. Once you get to grad school, can you stick with your “going out” style from college, or is it time to make some changes? … Read More about Going-Out Clothes and Young Professionals
Being Confident at Work vs. Being Arrogant
What’s the difference between confidence and arrogance, especially at work, especially for women? How can you tell if you’ve crossed that line at work? Reader A wonders… I’ve got a sensitive subject that I haven’t seen discussed about discipline at work. I was recently hired at a law office where I’ve summered the last two … Read More about Being Confident at Work vs. Being Arrogant
How to Style Long Hair for Job Interviews
What’s the best way to style long hair for job interviews if you’re a woman in your early 20s? Could wearing it down make you look too young? Reader D wonders: How should a 20-year-old style her long, straight hair for the interview process for a management consulting job? Is wearing it down and straight too young/collegiate? Is styling … Read More about How to Style Long Hair for Job Interviews