How You Can Stray Away From The Usual, Boring Office Wear


You know the drill when it comes to office wear — button down blouse, pencil skirt and high heels.

While we may see more and more people opting for the digital nomad lifestyle, basically turning every space into an office, there are still some of us who do work everyday on the reg in an actual company office.

If your company is lenient enough to allow casual wear, here are a few ideas on how to dress comfortably, on trend, but still enough to be considered “professional” by the higher-ups.

Kat Collins from starts advises to start off a look by injecting some color into you ensemble.

Monochromatic looks, which are pretty common in an office setting, can brightened up by “matching your pout to your pumps,” said Collins, as well as utilizing professional prints like pinstripes in trendy silhouettes to add some edge to your office wear.

“Challenge yourself to not wear anything black,” she notes, as fun geometric prints, and explosions of floral on a blazer or skirt add some fun to your work ensemble.

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Get more of WhoWhatWear’s fashionable tips for dressing for the office here.

Meanwhile, the always on point ladies over at Marie Claire talked to three women with fashion dream jobs at Nordstrom in Seattle, and they have more than helpful advice to looking your best self while on the job.

Kristin Yamada, global street reporter on fashion and style trends across the world said that accessories are big in taking her to the office and even for after work activities.

“”I rely on the right accessories to bring me from day to evening. A versatile shoulder bag, sleek heeled boots and a red lip usually do the trick.”

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Ambra Washington-Sookram, beauty marketing project manager said she embraces color and uses various styles to “project my strong, confident personality. I love the classic silhouettes and mix of textures here—a heavy suede trench paired with the light and airy dress. At any event, I’m a power player dressed in serious pumps.”

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Katie Joy Blanksma, digital copywriter describes her office style as “something that makes her feel good.”

Especially if you walk or bike to work, pieces that move well are a must, and Blanksma loves using bodysuits.

“I mix them up with unexpected pieces. I’ll often wear the same thing from work to happy hour to fancy events to eating pizza on the couch.” Dressing for comfort sounds so glamorous!

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Read more about these interesting ladies over at Marie Claire.


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