While doing our round-up of knee-high boots, I was struck by how things have changed in such a short time — when I first started this blog, knee-high boots were still pretty scandalous, and over-the-knee boots (or OTK boots) were completely, totally risqué. Cut to today, and they’re EVERYWHERE — flat versions, high-heeled versions, on … Read More about Over-the-Knee Boots at the Office?
So here’s the tricky thing about office style: it changes from time to time. We’ve talked before on this blog about how I’m a big fan of bootcut trousers because I think they’re the most flattering look — and how I think “shorter” pants (capris, floodies, pedal pushers, whatever you want to call them) are … Read More about Poll: Ankle-Length Pants and the Office
How messy is TOO messy of an office? I’ve worked with all sorts of people when it comes to this. There are the people with the super-bare office — completely clean desks with perhaps one photo on it. I’ve worked with folks where it was so messy that it seemed like they could film an … Read More about The Messy Office
2017 Update: You may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. What nail polish colors are acceptable in a conservative office? It has been ages since we visited this subject, so I thought we should revisit. For my $.02, I really think your fingernails should be limited to the pinks and … Read More about What Nail Colors Are Acceptable in a Conservative Office?
Shorts suits (or: a suit with shorts) — can they be worn in a professional way? I noticed that commenters were talking about this yesterday, and it also came up in the Facebook chat I did with Lucky, and then again on the Corporette Facebook page — so I thought we should talk about it … Read More about We Wear Shorts Suits?
So I have been seeing the peep-toe bootie every.where this season, usually styled with skirts or cropped pants. And I always think the same thing — “Cute! But definitely in that ‘I’m-so-hip-I-don’t-need-to-wear-flattering-clothes way.’” You know, like harem pants and those huuuge 80s-ish glasses that some kids wear. The peep-toe bootie trend also strikes me as … Read More about Poll of the Day: Will You Wear a Peep-Toe Bootie to Work?
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing… I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards to my upcoming interview: 1.) I (and the interview) are in the Midwest, so it’s cold … Read More about Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
We took a poll to ask the readers: how much vacation time did YOU take in 2009?
Reader L wrote in to us with an interesting idea for a poll — how far in advance do you plan your outfits? This is particularly interesting given that we don’t think our personal system has been working. Long ago, in our early 20s, we decided to let the “mood” of the morning decide what … Read More about Poll: How Far in Advance Do You Plan Your Outfits?
We’ve been curious about this for a while — ever since we advised that a collared shirt should always stay IN if you’re wearing a suit, and numerous readers wrote to say that they had always been advised (by various career counselors) to wear their collars out. So we thought we’d take a poll. For … Read More about Poll: When Wearing a Collared Shirt and Blazer, Does the Collar Go Out or In?
A while back, someone commented that instead of nude hose they wore nude fishnets in the summer. This piqued our curiosity — we used to do this also, back in the days after college, but not in a long while — we stopped because it felt inappropriate. So we thought we’d take a poll… For … Read More about Poll: Can Fishnets Be Worn at a Conservative Job?
Last week, we were surprised to see comments saying that a t-shirt is not appropriate to be worn beneath a suit, and we thought, a) perhaps we’re talking about different things, or b) perhaps we’re terribly wrong. So we thought we’d explore. For our $.02: Agreed, agreed, you can’t wear a Yeah Yeah Yeahs concert … Read More about Poll – How Casual A T-shirt Can Be Worn Beneath a Suit?