Your personal style is made up of many preferences and habits — your work style vs. your off-the-clock style, how conservative or edgy your wardrobe is, the accessories you choose to complement your look, your opinions on what’s office-friendly and what isn’t, and the styles/colors/trends that you’ve decided you just don’t wear, ever. Many moons ago, I had a purple t-shirt … Read More about Your Personal Style: What Just Isn’t “You”?
Which are the best stores for summer workwear? Everyone has their own list, it seems, but today’s comes from the online shopping experts at SHEfinds, a blog I’ve been reading since before I started Corporette. Welcome! – Kat. Whether you live in the city or the country, drive to work or commute, every woman knows … Read More about Guest Post: 7 Stores to Shop for Summer Workwear
2020 Update: We still love this discussion on shopping habits for workwear — you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on whether you should buy duplicates of your favorite clothes. Silly question, right — how do you shop? But if I’ve learned one thing while doing this blog, everyone has their … Read More about What Are Your Shopping Habits for Workwear? Moratoriums, Spreadsheets, and Crop Rotation
Readers, have you bought or contemplated buying eyeglasses online recently? A number of new stores and services have come out, and since I personally needed some new eyeglasses, I thought I’d write a post summarizing my experiences. After some cornea troubles a few years ago, I wear eyeglasses about 85% of the time — and … Read More about Adventures in Online Eyeglass Purchases
2018 Update: Check out our new and revised guides to Where to Shop for Workwear in NYC! And now it’s time for an occasional feature on the blog: shopping with Kat. For this edition, I ran around SoHo, looking for clothes on the racks that looked like good workwear items. I popped into a number … Read More about Shopping with Kat: SoHo Edition
A young woman associate wrote to us, wondering if a $2700 bag was too expensive of a briefcase for someone just starting at her law firm.
How can you find basic, solid shirts that are just a teensy bit different and easy to care for — particularly in simple colors like black and white? Reader S wonders… You’ve done lots of reviews about what shirts to wear to work (I love “The Hunt”), but I cannot find anything directly addressing the … Read More about The Professional White Shirt (That Isn’t a Blouse or a T-Shirt)
Update: We still think this is a great discussion on the important topic of how often can you repeat your outfits at work — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on repeating outfits at work. If you’re wondering how to mix up your outfits more, check out our work … Read More about How Often Can You Repeat Your Outfits at Work?
How much do you spend on clothes — and how do you keep track?
How much do you spend on bags? After our discussion on Tuesday regarding whether a reader should spend $2100 on a bag that she was different from what she normally carried, reader E wrote in with this comment: After reading your post yesterday regarding expensive, professional bags, I wonder who out there can afford such … Read More about How Much Do You Spend On Bags?
“Tailoring can really make or break an outfit.” We’ve heard it a million times! On blogs like Extra Petite and Alterations Needed, the bloggers talk — a lot — about what alterations they get done to make things fit. (Jean from ExtraPetite even guest posted on which suiting alterations you should consider.) (Pictured: Expert Tailoring Alterations, … Read More about Tailoring – What Are Your Top Five Alterations?
Continuing our series of the best places to shop in other continents (we’ve done Europe and Asia so far), I thought we’d talk about where to shop in Central and South America today. I’ve heard Buenos Aires described as the Paris of the South (and Lynn Yaeger certainly had a fun time there in this … Read More about The Best South America Stores for Professional Clothes