2019 Update: We still think these are some awesome wool flannel pants for women — and we’ve updated this page with some new picks for the best warm wool flannel pants for women! You can also check out our latest roundup of the best warm women’s dress pants for the office. Sure, we all know … Read More about The Best Wool Flannel Pants for Women to Wear to Work
What shoes look professional and can be worn with socks? I keep getting questions about this, so let’s discuss. (Pictured.) First, reader J wondered: I was wondering if you have ever covered where to find great workplace-appropriate shoes that you can wear with socks (that aren’t tall boots). The weather where I live is often … Read More about How to Keep Your Feet Warm and Look Professional
I’ve been unpacking some of my fall/winter clothes as the days get chillier, and I thought it might be interesting to talk about how our beauty routines change with the seasons, too. For me, it’s a few things: I give up on airdrying my hair, and as I use the blow dryer more I’m switching … Read More about How Does Your Beauty Routine Change With the Seasons?
2017 Update: We still think these are cute t-strap pumps, but you may want to check out our recent roundup of sleek strappy pumps for the office. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve … Read More about The Hunt: T-Strap Pumps
If your office is freezing, it doesn’t matter how hot it is outside — you want to bundle up and stay as warm as possible. Can you stay warm in a subzero office where the A/C is blaring — and still look polished? Trust us, there’s a better way than having an office Snuggie, as … Read More about Staying Warm in the Subzero Office
I thought it might be fun to share some of our best secrets for summer hair. For example, when my hair was straighter, I felt like I was constantly battling frizz — so I kept a container of Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon at the office and would smooth it on my locks before I left the … Read More about Open Thread: Summer Hair Secrets
I’m one of those annoyingly practical types who carries an umbrella everywhere during spring and fall, when surprise showers always seem imminent. I recently got a new mini umbrella and was amazed at how heavy it was, compared to my old, super lightweight umbrella (which I think was a sister to this one). So for … Read More about Coffee Break – Totes Purse Umbrella
2020 Update: Check out our latest discussion on summer blazers. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In … Read More about The Hunt: Summer Blazers
Do you have to wear pantyhose in the summer? The pantyhose-at-the-office question comes up so often, but I don’t think we’ve addressed it in a while — and Reader N wonders… I had a question about wearing pantyhose. I’m about to start my first internship in finance (a mid-sized hedge fund) this summer and I’m … Read More about Pantyhose in the Summer
These “pearl” bracelets and necklaces are filled with a non-toxic icy gel that can be frozen to keep you cool. I saw them touted in O:The Oprah Magazine as a great way to make it through menopausal hot flashes, but I think they’d be great for hot, sticky summer mornings in the subway. I prefer … Read More about Coffee Break: Hot Girls Pearls
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Raincoats & Lightweight Jackets
Is it ok to go to work sans tights — in February? What else is off limits in winter?