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
Is it ok to go to work sans tights — in February? What else is off limits in winter?
A visitor to New York City wonders for tips on navigating a New York winter — with style and grace.
2020 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to deal with the freezing office, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on the subzero office thanks to summer A/C, as well as the freezing office all winter long. Reader K has an interesting question about cold offices – … Read More about Brrr: How to Deal with The Freezing Office Without Mittens or Blankets
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on curly and wavy hair in the winter, but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on how to care for your curly hair in the winter. Ok, guys — I know this is a common discussion in the comments, and, … Read More about Curly and Wavy Hair in the Winter (Open Thread!)
A reader wrote in for advice, noting “The big problem is that I have absolutely no idea how to dress myself for work in the winter. Do I wear boots to work? Do I wear something different for the train ride to work? What do I do when it’s raining in all directions?”
2020 Update: Cardigans are still a workwear classic, but you may want to check out our Guide to Workwear Essentials, or our 2019 roundup of the best sweater jackets for the office. Someone recently wrote to us, flummoxed over how to wear a cardigan. We looove cardigans, particularly in the summer, and so we thought … Read More about The Corporette Guide to Cardigans
Reader N writes in with a question about how to stay warm in the winter in unlined pants — and we have some great suggestions! I am based in Northern California, and have recently started having to travel for business. I am finding that the wool pants I buy around me are no match for … Read More about How to Stay Warm in the Winter in Unlined Pants
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing — including whether it’s appropriate to wear black tights with a suit. Here are her questions: 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 … Read More about Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
2017 Update: We still think this is an interesting discussion on which winter hats are professional — but you may also want to check out our recent discussion on how to dress professionally on the coldest days. You may also want to check out more of our general advice on commuting to work. Today’s reader … Read More about Reader mail: Which winter hats are professional?