It’s amazing how much style has changed throughout the years. What was once appropriate for an office setting is no longer the mainstream. I recently saw the new movie, The Intern, and it reminded me just how much workwear has evolved.
Right now, we are enjoying the casual workwear phase. Mixing and matching laid back pieces with hints of something fancy or professional is all the rage.
It’s fun to experiment with your style in a workplace setting. The suit and tie uniform is no longer required, although, a timeless look like that is truly unbeatable. Our modern times have allowed us to play a little. I enjoy pairing an androgynous article of clothing with a feminine accent piece that I am most comfortable in–like these pants with my oversized sunglasses.
What is important, however, is that you tried. Your workplace attire must be a step up from what you wear on the weekends. For you, this may mean wearing a pair of heels or a button down instead of sneakers and a t-shirt. That doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable, though. Dressing up is a very individual process.
For instance, this guy looks ready to head into the office with a pair of sneakers on. That is because of the way he dressed up his shirt and blazer.
Or, keep the t-shirt and add a pair of heels and businesslike jacket. Remember, workwear is not necessarily the same thing you would deem appropriate for an interview. Jeans are something you can wear once you have the job, not when you’re trying to get it.
Modern times are telling us that it’s ok to look like ourselves. Professional environments are stuffy enough. Looking put together in something you feel good about is more valued than wearing a pair of misfitted slacks.
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel
On Me: Urban top & bottoms
Lestrade bag (Santa Barbara)