Earlier this week, I mentioned in the editor’s letter that I was starting a new job (yay!). And naturally, with a new job, comes a new work wardrobe, right?
This is especially true for me with this job change, because at my old job, I worked in a very small office three days a week, and worked from home the other two days. Which means I basically wore jeans every day for a few years (and sometimes, on particularly rainy or lazy WFH days, I wore sweats, not gonna lie). My new job is at a large office where the dress code is decidedly more professional. And I’m actually really excited about that.
Here are a few outfit ideas I have for the first few weeks of work.
1. Blouse + long vest + velvet pants. I recently bought the polka-dot blouse, below, from the Loft, to wear with a long vest and black skinny pants I already own. I like how the vest and subtle snakeskin-print pumps add a little style to the everyday blouse-and-pants look.
2. Cardigan + printed pants + loafers. Another easy outfit formula. Printed pants are work appropriate when they’re in a neutral color scheme, like the pair below, and when the rest of the outfit it kept simple. I also love pairing jewel-tone accessories, like the purple velvet loafers and drop earrings, with a black-and-gold base.
3. Sweater + collared shirt + skirt. In order for me to put a skirt on in the middle of winter, the rest of my outfit needs to be pretty damn warm, so that’s where layers come in. I also like wearing more substantial boots with skirts, that way I can wear thick socks over my tights without them showing. (Mostly, I think I’m just looking for a reason to buy these Chloe boots.)
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Wish me luck on Monday!