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…
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).
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).
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.
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!