I really love talking about work wear style. Nerdy, I know. But, it was the origin of my blogging journey (what does one wear to work that both captures a sense of personal style AND gets you taken seriously – enter a blog called Tailored and True to help search for that very answer), and crushing a work outfit makes for an awesome day. At least, I think so. When I feel good about the way I dress at work, I take more risks, I volunteer more opinions, and I stop by my co-workers desks to say hi. Gotta take advantage of a good outfit (#werk).
Anyway, as most of you know, I haven’t been working for the past year. Nope, it’s been the student life for me, and I have to say, the student life is a pretty awesome life. But this summer I’m back at it, reporting to the office at ye olde 9am. I’m working for Anomalie, a custom wedding dress company based in San Francisco, and it’s been off to a quick start. There’s a mini interview of me on their Instagram stories, so you can check those out to hear more about what I’m up to for them.
Since I am working again, I thought it would be fun to circle back to some workwear outfits. Now, this is where it gets tricky. Every office has a different dress code, and what works for me in my summer internship may or may not work for you, depending on your company’s dress code standards. So maybe think of this as inspiration, and then be sure to filter how you recreate this for your every day reality. Or just get the dress (’cause its sooo good), and wear it on the weekends :D
I love a good shirtdress because it’s slightly more structured and formal than a standard shift dress, and can be easily dressed up or down. This one has a nice tie at the waist which I find flattering (always important), and the color is perfect for year-round wear. It’s also long enough to make me feel fully covered (although, again, it may not be long enough for your office environment) which I value since I don’t want to have to think about it during the day. And, last but not least, it layers well under cardigans or blazers, which is critical in an air conditioned office. Extra warmth, please and thank you!
What are you wearing to work this summer? Thanks so much for stopping by!