07 September 2010

make the office your runway

I had a request to do a post on chic office attire, and so here it is. My advice? Work the office like it's your own personal runway! I love jobs that give you flexibility with your attire; fast forward to high waisted skirts, slimming trousers, and crisp collared shirts, and it's a failsafe way to look professional, but still maintaining an edge. Unfortunately, serving at a golf course means zero creativity, especially in boring black pants and a red polo. So here's something for all those big time office folk who can bare the eight hours in heels because you're sitting at a desk for the majority of your shift - Yes, I envy you! A little bit of editorial inspiration, combined with practical (yet chic!) pieces that fit into your wardrobe lovingly.











Wrap Sash Silk Tunic, Bebe $89 | Gauze Blouse with Bowknot, Zara $50
High Waist Pleated Trousers, Zara $80 | Straight Legged Trousers, Zara $60
Classic Trench, Banana Republic $198 | Boyfriend Blazer, Urban Outfitters $78
Tweed Tube Skirt, Zara $50 | Draped Pocket Lyocell Skirt, Forever 21 $30
Silk Ruffle Tank, Banana Republic $70 | Button Down Blouse, BCBG Maxazria $128
Narain Shootie, Aldo $100 | Heelsup, Nine West $99
Mia Leather Carryall, Coach $358 | Leather Tote, JCrew $165

21 comments:

  1. I love all of these neutral colors!

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  2. omg i love that pleated brown skirt with the white blouse!! love it!

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  3. These looks are all wonderful! I wear jeans and flats most days even though I do have one of those cushy office jobs that lets me sit all day--it's the commute to and from work, and all the walking it requires, that prevents me from donning heels.

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  4. the shoes, the shoes are amazing^^
    Xoxo!!

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  5. Very cute idea for a post...;)
    brit
    www.wewhoshop.wordpress.com

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  6. I finally scored some time to discover some new blogs, I love yours! Inspirational :)

    xo Lynzy
    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

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  7. Great post darling! I agree that the office is your runway, I secretly love being the best dressed in the office. Although, I can't compete with my co-worker who wears towering 5 inch heels everyday haha!!
    And ummm love those Zara trousers!!!

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  8. Gorgeous post! I need everything :D

    kiss

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  9. Love your blog, I just discovered it and started following.
    The layout with the big pictures is great!
    http://washingtondcfashion.blogspot.com/

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  10. Really nice outfit picks! Who said that office wear had to be boring? ;) I really want a trench coat.

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  11. totally love the shoes from the first look ! want 'em ! :D

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  12. great post....its always a dilema...what to wear to work..

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  13. great mantra! love your picks. . neutrals are always amazing

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  14. A very slick post and the neutrals work well and safe for work :)
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  15. Digging the black trousers. Great inspirational pictures in your previous post. Love fall fashion!

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  16. cute things!!! now i just need an office to go to...
    xx. alyssa

    http://macaroons-and-me.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great writing! Maybe you could do a follow up on this topic?

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  18. I want to know just what Tammi has to say about this =D

    -Best Regards
    Curtis

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  19. Great read! I want you to follow up to this topic??

    -Best Regards
    Diana

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