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: Fit and Flare Dresses
Hiring friends: yea or nay? Does your answer vary if you’re hiring a friend to be a colleague/equal versus hiring an assistant? We’ve talked about interviewing with friends, but not the reverse situation, hiring a friend. Reader M wonders… I work at a small law firm. I’m pretty junior, but I have a considerable amount … Read More about Should You Ever Hire a Friend?
2019 Update: We still stand by these easy office updos, but you may also want to check out our more recent post on 14 great YouTube tutorials for updos! Hair is one of the key pieces to looking polished. Perfecting a quick, sophisticated updo can be a simple way to have great work hair (and … Read More about 12 Easy Updos for the Office
2019 Update: We still stand by the links and advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on how to focus on work (when your thoughts are elsewhere), as well as our latest discussions on how to limit screen time. Do you struggle with focus at work (or, hey, at home)? What tips … Read More about Five Ways to Improve Your Focus
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
So you’ve switched from a freezing office to an office that’s too hot — and going sleeveless at work may not be an option. How can you stay cool and comfortable at work? Reader C wonders… I’ve read a lot of your posts, and in my old office lived by your advice regarding staying warm … Read More about How to Cool Down in a Hot Office
2019 Update: Hunting for low heels for work? We just rounded up a ton of low nude pumps for work over at CorporetteMoms; you may also want to see our recent discussion of the best black heels for business attire on Corporette. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in … Read More about The Hunt: Low Heels
2019 Update: We still like a lot of these lightweight pants for work, but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of stylish summer dress pants for women, as well as our more general discussion of the best pants for work. Which are the best lightweight pants for a work — … Read More about Lightweight Pants for Work
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion of summer makeup for work, but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion of what to wear to work in the summer. Ladies, how do you change up your summer makeup for work? We haven’t talked about makeup tips for the summer … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Summer Makeup
2018 Update: We still stand by this general advice on how to find seasonless sweaters for the office — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of what to wear to work in the summer! Is there a magical sweater you can buy that is seasonless — great for summer, … Read More about Seasonless Sweaters for the Office
Your office is planning an athletic event, and you want to stay far, far away. Even if you’re worried about feeling awkward, should you go anyway to take advantage of the networking opportunities? How can you say NO to work-related sporting events, like golf and tennis outings, and what are you missing out on if you do? Reader B … Read More about Should You Say No to Sports at Work?
2018 update: We still stand by this advice on where to find ethical clothing for work, and links have been updated below. You may also want to check out our Guide to Slow Fashion. John Oliver’s recent segment on Last Week Tonight, his HBO show, has brought “fast fashion” back into the news — two years … Read More about “Made in USA,” Ethical Shopping, and Slow Fashion