Workplace Style Trials

Wake up call is at 6am. I hop out of bed, start getting ready, my teenager (aka dog) finally decides he wants to wake up. I take him out in a big baggy hoodie, then quickly eat breakfast. 5 minutes left to get dressed before 7:30 and more traffic hits. Yes, makeup is done in the car.

When I get dressed half-asleep, I think I have a great idea for an outfit, something that comes off as trendy and professional.

WRONG.

I feel uncomfortable in what I am wearing. My skirt is too tight (a side effect of not working out and eating properly for the past few months) and the booties I am wearing do not go with the length of the skirt. Also, the top I’m wearing, a bright turquoise, seems out of place for the season and the rest of my all-black outfit. Yes, I feel uncomfortable and just want to hide behind my desk. Can I go back to the baggy hoodie from this morning please?

I think it’s getting to a point where I need to start planning outfits, and not just throwing things together in the dark because they seem like they’d match in my head. It isn’t working. I’ve pulled a few pieces of style inspiration for the next month to try to re-create with my closet. Keep in mind, I work in corporate. Jeans are a Friday thing and the office is comprised of mostly men my dad’s age. It definitely affects how I present myself. Below are a few outfits that are completely work appropriate. Southern Curls and Pearls also did a great post about work attire – definitely worth a look if you are interested in what is and is not appropriate for the workplace.
CapeCod
ElleApparel2 ElleApparel1 TheSweetestThing HappilyGrey

SouthernCurlsPearls

What is your office attire like? Do you know the feeling I am talking about? What key pieces or outfits do you always seem to wear to the office?

Christine

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