Alright, so we’ve told you what you definitely CANNOT wear to the office (O ye wearers of leggings) but what about what you CAN wear? Try our five fav staples for wardrobe choices that won’t misfire.
White Collared Shirt — There’s nothing easier or more chic than throwing on a crisp white shirt, so this is a great option for those mornings when you’re already late and don’t know what to wear. But please, for the love of god, make sure that it’s ironed (wrinkles are for old people!) and, um, WHITE. That means you, Sweaty McPitstains.
Wrap Dress — Not that we’re advising spending your entire paycheck on clothes, but if we were to do that, we’d tell you to fill your closet with one thing and one thing only: wrap dresses. And if they’re by our fav lady Diane von Furstenberg, even better. Not only are they super flattering for most body types (the wrap-around tie hugs your curves no matter where you got ‘em — brilliant!!), but they’re also super comfy. Throw a fun pair of earrings in your bag and voila! Instant post-work hotness.
Beige Pumps — Not your grandma’s hue anymore, beige is the new black. Not only are beige pumps classic and go with everything, but also we’ll let you in on a little secret: they make your legs look longer. True story; the skintone elongates your legs without the flashiness of a work-inappropriate platform. Who said work-wear can’t be flattering, too!
Black Belt — One word: invest. A collection of black belts of various thicknesses is your best asset to a polished outfit everytime, all the time. Fasten a skinny one over a pencil skirt/sweater combo to create a more feminine shape under those layers, or pull a thicker one around a wool dress to glam it up. We’re seeing a lot of heavier fabrics out there for fall (wool, flannel, and thick knits), and a black belt is a great way to bring those looks tastefully into the office — without compromising your shape.
Stockings and Spanx – This pic should really be in our “5 Things NEVER to Wear to Work” section, but we thought you might need a compelling visual. I mean for real whale tail fans: buy yo’self some Spanx! A good pair of sheer black stockings are oldies but goodies to smooth everything out and make sure that your undergarments remain where they belong: under. And the Middleton girls are rocking them. If they’re fit for royalty, then they’re fit for your cubicle!