(Closed) Looking for suggestions on what to wear to work

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Have you checked Anthropologie? That sounds like your style. But it sounds like your style would be perfect for your new job


Post # 3
2592 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I shop at The Limited. I really like how their clothes fit and are stylish but relatively inexpensive. 

Post # 4
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I like the Loft.  

Post # 5
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I second the suggestion for LOFT, I’ve really started loving them as I get closer to 30. Professional but not frumpy, very good quality and well-fitted, and they usually have some sort of sale going. They have both basic office staples and more unique statement pieces. Anthropologie may be closer to your style, but they are a bit pricey for me. Modcloth and ASOS might be good to look through, you’ll just have to sort out a lot of things that may not fit what you’re looking for. H&M has decent quality officewear for the price. I do a lot of layering at work, both for comfort and style. I’ll wear simple black cigarette pants and a white silk tank and throw on a funky cardigan of some sort, a cool necklace, and leopard flats and my accessories are really what expresses my personality. I invest in well-fitted, quality staples like pants and simple sleeveless tops, and then I find more affordable layering pieces, shoes, and accessories that I can change out seasonally.

Post # 6
489 posts
Helper bee

 This sounds like my workplace. Casual but still professional. Some people dress more corporate and others like they are going for a nice lunch. I wear a mix of both – my usual stuff is:

– charcoal pencil skirt and printed blouse/shirt (sleeveless and not colloared) and black peep-toe flats

– navy or white denim knee length skirt with coordinated loose fitting sleeveless top

–  maxi skirt (black with white pattern) and black tee with sandals

– black jeans with black peep toe flats and printed blouse 

And then just whatever cardigan I take in for the week – its hot where I live so I only wear the cardie when it gets cold inside

Post # 7
489 posts
Helper bee

Post # 8
3062 posts
Sugar bee

These could be options to consider – some more casual, others a bit more dressy:

From Genuine People:

From Modern Citizen:

From Asos:

Post # 9
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I can tell you what I feel comfortable with and starting doing for office wear…

I found I was comfortable in basic colored black, brown, tan or navy blue dress pants from the ‘working woman’ section of the store.  But, I tend to like more trendy clothing.  So, I would only buy my ‘pants or skirt’ from the traditional business wear department.  I wanted to make sure nothing fit too tight or was cut too short, etc.  Then I would buy my heels wherever I wished (a trandy shop maybe) as long as they were basic black, brown, tan or navy.  And I would go to whatever trendy store I felt had what I usually liked to wear for my tops.  But, I would not buy anything which would have been considered questionable in the workplace.  It was all within reason.

This made me feel I was not wearing 100% in traditional hard core business clothing.  Yet, I did tone down the pants and skirts.  

I’m not 100% sure you will like it but you may find some pieces you like at LEARNERS NEW YORK, EXPRESS or NORDSTROM.  NORDSTROM has a personal stylist which can work with you, I think MACYS has this service also.  Someone can correct me if I am wrong about MACYS.  

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