What To Wear To Work

 

 

 

 

 

If you step into my closet, you’ll find more of my “at-home” attire, as I work from home! I of course get dressed up for professional meetings with PR companies, brands, attending events and as we travel/shoot street style content, but most of my days I’m in leggings. Since I don’t dress up daily for an office (but so many of my readers do), I wanted to help a sister out! So many of you girls requested more work attire inspiration, so I did my best to source some classic staples, no matter the enviornment/job/office type. Hope you like these below…

Dress: Banana Republic // Bag: Tory Burch // Ankle Strap Pump: Banana Republic

Clean lines (a classic sheath dress always does the trick) and sleek accessories (like an investment tote bag that will last for years) are the move for a business professional dress code. Even though loud prints/colors aren’t appropriate for this type of work environment, you can still add subtle touches for the season (like these wine coloured ankle strap pumps for fall).

Reading Glasses: Nordstrom // Ribbed Cardigan: Madewell // Skirt: Nordstrom // Heels: Banana Republic // Italian Leather Handbag: Mark & Graham (you can also add a monogram!)

When you work at a corporate office that has the “business casual” dress code in effect (for example a PR firm) you can have a little more fun and select relaxed pieces that still look put together. A midi skirt in a fun print with a button down cardigan/blouse/tee tucked in would be my go-to! These heels are neutral, would go with everything and are the perfect height (so your feet won’t ache).

Utility Shirt: Goodnight Macaroon // Dress Pants: Banana Republic // Leather Tech Envelope: Mark & Graham (available in more colours) // Pointy Toe Loafer: Marc Fisher

Just because you’re out there freelancin’ doesn’t mean you don’t have to still look presentable for your clients. I too was once a freelancer myself and I always wanted to remain professional, even when I worked for myself as a wedding photographer/makeup artist/writer for Toronto media. I’d go with comfortable flats, slim fit pants and an interesting shirt. This tech envelope is great for a graphic designer or photographer that wants to keep their digital portfolio on hand for meetings and an organized carry-all for their glasses, headphones, credit cards etc.

Blazer: Banana Republic // Pants: Banana Republic // Blouse: Nordstrom // Loafer Pump: Banana Republic 

I love a power suit for many reasons — my top one is the versatility! It’s classic and can be re-styled over and over in different ways. Alternate tops, shoes or bottoms to give these pieces a fresh look!

Ribbed Sweater Top: Banana Republic // Pants: Nordstrom // Bag: Mark & Graham (this is a build your own tote – choose straps etc. and it has so many pockets for your pens, phone etc. great work bag) // Heels: Stuart Weitzman

I love a fitted top tucked into high waisted dress pants. It’s comfortable, put together but still fun (choose bright colours for the season and style with neutrals). I love these mustard pants transitioning into fall!