Working Girl Attire

March 24, 2014

Navigating the sartorial waters of a business casual (yet erring on the side of business professional) working environment can be tricky. I’ve definitely made my fair share of missteps, but I’ve finally narrowed down my closet to a few classic pieces that I can easily mix and match. There’s no reason to feel confined to the basic black, white, and navy of the corporate world. I’ve come up with three fun-yet-professional examples of some working girl outfits from my very own closet!

With a dress this bold, go easy on the accessories with just a simple crystal necklace and nude patent leather pumps. I picked up this dress from the Gap because I loved the ultra-feminine shape juxtaposed with a slightly sporty pattern. Don’t forget the sheer pantyhose – I know it seems antiquated, but showing up bare-legged to a work environment is just plain unprofessional.

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m kind of obsessed with Old Navy. They recently came out with their Pixie trouser, which hits perfectly at the ankle bone and comes in fun-yet-work-friendly patterns and colors. I chose the trousers in a subtle black and white pattern and topped them with a silk blouse from Madewell. Finish the outfit with comfy suede flats in a bright color.

Nothing looks fresher than white-on-white for spring, so I chose a white silk blouse from Madewell and layered it under a white fitted blazer from H&M. Old Navy does it again with these ankle-zip skinny khakis, which are super comfy and super flattering on every body shape. Complete the look with these leopard calf-hair skimmers from Madewell.