(Closed) What Do You Wear To Work?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Business casual as well – a lot of the girls at my work wear things that I consider far too short and sexy to be worn to work but they are also a lot skinnier than myself and can probably pull it off (still unprofessional but they never say anything)

I have about three ‘shirt dress’ style dresses that come to the knee that work well for just about any season. I prefer dresses because they are easier and I can just throw one on versus trying to find pants and a shirt and blazer that go together.

I work in the service department at BMW so despite our air conditioner because the doors are always opening it is very hot so I do not wear blazers in the summer. However my arms are usually covered because I hate my arms.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m a hair stylist, so it’s black pants, black shirts, a black apron, and my “dressy” crocs. LOL 

I used to work for a large nation bank, though. I typically wore black skinny slacks, blazers, button downs, and pencil skirts. All bought from the professional juniors section at Kohl’s because I’m too petite for women’s suits that aren’t made for tiny grandmas. Some days I would shirt dresses(like long button downs) with leggings or a cardigan with a light blouse in the summer. I spiced things up with my giant Michael Kors watches and statement necklaces.

Post # 33
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My office is fairly casual and we can wear jeans on Fridays.  I prefer neutrals with pops of color and adding interest with accessories.  Also, I love prints but pair them judiciously.  I mainly wear flats or wedge heels for the comfort level.  Skinny pants look better on my body type and I’m short-waisted so tunics work well to elongate my torso.  Comfort is my first priority, stylishness second, but it’s very possible to be stylish and comfortable at the same time.

Examples:

 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I’m so jealous of you ladies and your lovely work wardrobes. I get to wear a nurse uniform or scrubs, and I forever look and feel scruffy. I wear jeans and jumpers on the commute and I look at all the well dressed women and I wish I had a work wardrobe just like them.

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m a paralegal at a law firm so I wear business casual/slightly dressy clothes. We are allowed to wear jeans on Fridays. I have a few staples (love staples!) and mix and match mostly tops and I have a few dresses I wear as well.

One thing I recently got into that I love is StitchFix. Look it up and read about it. I’m not a person who absolutely loves to shop and I get quality pieces from them. Each box of clothes gets better and better. Send back the stuff you don’t like and don’t pay for it.

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I work at a school; the dress code is fairly smart (no denim, no cleavage etc). I like to dress smartly and am probably one of the smarter dressed people there: most days I wear a dress and jacket, some days trousers (usually tapered leg as opposed to skinny leg). Most of my work wardrobe is from LK Bennett; I adore their stuff as it’s really well-made and flattering. 

Shoes-wise I tend to stick with flats as there can be a lot of waking and there are a lot of stairs/uneven playground. Occasionally I wear a mid-height wedge; I want to invest in a couple more pairs as I like the added height/smartness but they’re also fairly comfortable and practical. 

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Dress pants yoga pants (from Betabrand) changed my life. They look like dress pants, but they’re stretchy and comfortable.

Dress pants and I just don’t work. I’m short, so those cute ankle length ones look stupid unless I get them hemmed, but then they just don’t sit quite right as far as the cut. I have bulky calves, so anything “skinny” looks like a sausage casing. Anything wider makes it look like I’m wearing parachute pants on my stubby legs. And they’re all uncomfortable. Now I wear the dress pants yoga pants pretty much everyday and jeans sometimes (not technically allowed, but I get away with it). 

On top I usually wear a blouse and cardigan or blazer or a sweater. I like layering because it’s freezing in the lab, but I live in FL, so it’s super hot outside when I walk to my car. I usually just ditch the outer layer when I leave. I work in a lab, so bulky clothing or other dangling things are a no-no, so I don’t wear scarves, oversized sweaters or long necklaces. I wear flats most days. I never wear heels, they’re just not practical. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

ClaudiaKishi :  I often match one nice item with a budget item. Eg designer pants from Cue with a $10 wool top from Kmart. I usually alternate one day pants and a button shirt or top, one day skirt or dress.

I’m a teacher in a private school, so the dress code is slightly more formal than business casual, like compulsory suits for men and nothing low cut, short or tight on women.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee

ClaudiaKishi :  Think it depends on the job your doing and the tasks you got to do in them. I work as a Learning Coach for Special Needs 19-25 students, it’s very active where doing PE with them and quite physical activities as well as some can become violent in certain situations. So one of my goals in clothes and shoes wise is to be comfortable and wear what is appropriate for what I would be doing with them that day. Like if it’s bad weather and going to a farm I would obviously wear boots and wellies and jeans. I wear a lot of comfy jeans, trainers, comfy dresses with leggings…

Post # 40
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Bumble bee

 

Theyre the kind of things I wear I teach high school children. 

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My work wardrobe is made up of black and grey slacks, black pencil skirts, several colored blazers, and animal print. I wear lots of animal print, hence why I have so many black staples. I’m surprised my closet doesn’t roar. I also wear a lot of dresses in the summer and add tights with booties to wear them in the winter.
I also have my go-to shoes. Ballet flats in nude and black, booties when I wear my slacks, and professional office pumps in nude and black.

Post # 42
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I usually wear suit or skirt, top, and jacket in a conservative neutral color, such as black, brown, or navy. You can easily get this kind of clothes at online sites like Amazon, Ebay, etc.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I also have a business casual office.  Sometimes I’ll wear nice jeans with a blouse or cardigan, sometimes a skirt with cardigan, or sometimes a cute dress (also with sweaters.  My office cranks up the A/C!!).  I really switch it up.  My favorite places to shop are Lands End and LL Bean (they have the cutest skirts and really nice quality sweaters!)

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse

My dress code sounds like yours. We can basically wear whatever. Our boss prefers no yoga pants or gym shorts unless it’s Friday. I usually wear jeans and a cute top or jeans and a basic tee with jewelry. I have a nice Nixon watch I like to add to casual outfits to dress it up. I also usually wear nice sandals or flats in the summer. I love dressing for fall/winter because I wear dressed and tights with nice boots. And I’m obsessed with wearing booties all year ’round!

 

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