Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Classy Chick's Guide to Dressing in the Workplace

Every young professional lady has problems with collecting, yes - I said collecting, a wardrobe for the workplace. Lets just face it, there aren't too many stores that offer enough styles that are youthful, chic and appropriate. Here in St. Louis, I rely almost solely on Express and The Limited for my work attire. Unfortunately, even they do not have a wide variety of choices for the workplace.

Here are some tips that might inspire your own professional wardrobe.

Tip #1: Think comfort and versatility. Black pants and a black blazer paired with an interesting shirt that adds color can take a classy chick a long way. If you have a job like me, you do a lot of walking, attend a lot of meetings and even have the occasional press conference or major event to tend to.

Tip #2: Start from a neutral base and add pops of color. Find a look that works for you and suits your job and duplicate it with a twist. The more you can mix and match your wardrobe the more options you will have.

Tip #3: Choose pieces that can easily take you from day to night. Don't forget to pack your clutch inside of your tote for easy transitioning.

Tip #4: When it comes to work parties and dinner events, keep it classy. Cover up your lady bits while staying youthful and chic. (Side note: one or two cocktails is always classy and fun. Don't get sloppy drunk. Trust me you will regret it and no one will forget it.)

Work Holiday/New Years Party
Work Holiday/New Years Party by Millenial featuring kate spade bags

To recap, consider the following when adding to your professional wardrobe:
  • Start with neutral staple pieces.
  • Always have one piece that is interesting and funky (i.e., jewelry, scarf, top, shoes).
  • When wearing heels, always keep a pair of flats close at hand.
  • Find totes that are large enough to fit clutches.
  • Make sure that your outfits are actually work appropriate. That means covering up your lady bits.
I hope this post provides you with some inspiration to collect your very own work wardrobe.

What tips do you have for dressing as a young professional?

With whatever you do, keep it classy.


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