Work Appropriate

DSC01091 DSC01108 DSC01114What I’m Wearing:

Shirt: Brooks Brothers / Skirt: David Rodriguez (similar) / Sweater: J.Crew / Purse: Rebecca Minkoff / Heels: Dolce Vita
Necklace: gift (similar) / Earrings: The Pearl Monkey / Bow Bracelet: Kate Spade, old (similar)
Sparkle Bracelet: J.Crew / Ring: C.Wonder (similar)

Dressing for work is damn hard. Not only do you need to pick out an outfit for the day that isn’t founded in sweatpants or leggings, but you also need to make sure you haven’t worn it in the past 10 days or else your coworkers will be like… I KNOW THAT SHIRT.

It gets awkward, trust me.

Thankfully, my office is casual so I’m able to get away with jeans, flats, and a blouse literally every day of the week. However, I do realize that I am super lucky in terms of dress-code. On occasion, I do have to “dress up” (aka wear business casual) for meetings and special events… and I have learned certain tricks over the past few years. Always start with a foundation of neutrals: a form fitting and knee-length skirt or a something equally as professional, a blouse or button down, and a blazer or sweater. Navy, moss green, tan, brown… you know the drill. And then add the accessories: fun – and comfortable!! – heels (a la the leopard print ones above), a colored bag, and some glittery and/or bold jewels.

Amanda’s keys to non-awkward work attire success.

I’m off to Los Angeles for the weekend to visit friends and won’t be posting the next few days. However, I’ll be back with a brand-new post on Tuesday morning! Have a great weekend and stay warm!

What are your tips and tricks for dressing for work?