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. Big thanks to Kate for our next post on ethical shopping: workwear brands made in the United States, Canada, and Europe! … Read More about Workwear Made in the USA
Which are the best towels? What factors should matter? Last month we talked about the best sheets for the home — and today we’re looking at the best towels. Reader K wonders… Hi Kat, again, love your blog. I am curious as to whether you and the readers have found THE BEST towels. I am ready to do this … Read More about The Best Towels
Are skirts and dresses unprofessional? What if you have a boss who has a firm opinion, one way or the other? What if you have a boss who forbids YOU from wearing dresses and skirts, when other women in the office can and do? Reader A wonders… I recently started a new job in a creative … Read More about Are Skirts and Dresses Unprofessional?
Update: We still think an after-work routine is essential for work-life balance — and you may want to check out our most recent discussion of work-life boundaries, including how to make the most of your evenings. Here’s a fun topic: what is your after-work routine? Do you have one that’s necessitated by outside factors (must walk … Read More about What’s Your After-Work Routine?
How should you dress for law school orientation? When you’re planning which outfits to wear, how much should you worry about looking professional, or put-together, or about making a good first impression? Reader N wonders… I am extremely excited to be starting law school in the fall but I am puzzled by the idea of picking orientation outfits. Any … Read More about Law School, Orientation Outfits, and Dressing For You
If you could pick any office, which would you choose? What factors would help you choose the best office? Reader C wonders… I’m thrilled to have accepted a new job! I’m an attorney in my late 20s making a lateral move to a mid-size boutique firm after five years with my current shop. Of all … Read More about How to Choose the Best Office
2020 Update: We still stand by this guide to stylish cardigans for the office — but you may also want to check out our recent roundup of sweater jackets for the office! We shared our first Corporette Guide to Cardigans way back in 2010, so we figured it was time for an update — and the timing is … Read More about The Corporette Guide to Stylish Cardigans for the Office
Which are the best camisoles to layer beneath sheer blouses? Is a seamless camisole important, or a nude-for-you camisole? Or is a white camisole the best thing under a white blouse? Reader S has a question, and I thought it might be a fun topic because I’ve said before: I am a fan of plain, non-lacy … Read More about Camisoles Beneath Blouses: White or “Nude”?
When can you wear a dress and blazer — instead of a suit?
I do a lot of online shopping. Like, a lot. It probably isn’t healthy that my first instinct is to buy something online rather than try to schedule a trip to a store. I got in the habit when I was working such long hours at the law firm that — aside from local lunch-hour … Read More about Online Shopping: Who? Where? Why?
What’s the best way to dress for informational/informal interviews that may or may not lead to “real” job interviews? Should you play it safe and wear a suit, or is it appropriate to dress a bit on the casual side? Reader L wonders what to wear to an informational interview… I was invited to have “a … Read More about What to Wear for Informal and Informational Interviews
Ladies, have you ever negotiated your salary or other benefits? Share your tales from the negotiating table with us — we want to hear your wins! This probably won’t be terribly relevant for all of the summer associates out there about to accept job offers, as those are usually lockstep/nonnegotiable offers — but perhaps one … Read More about Negotiating a Salary (and Other Benefits)