I’ve been wanting to put together a post (or a series!) of what I wear to work for a while now. After all, I spend 5 out of 7 days a week wearing these outfits, yet every single look I’ve featured on the blog is from weekends. In terms of dress code, my office is super casual, so I could wear a t-shirt with jeans and sneakers every day of the week if I’d like to. But if you’ve been on my blog or Instagram at all, you’d know that’s not really my style. I’ve always been slightly on the dressier side, especially for living in California. Dressing up a bit for work is not only fun for me, but also makes me feel more confident and outgoing. My work and personal wardrobe really aren’t so different as I tend to wear a lot of the same pieces. The biggest difference is that I dress a bit more conservatively at work so short shorts and mini dresses are automatically ruled out from my weekday outfits. Other than those, I’m pretty much able to wear everything else I own, just maybe styled slightly differently.
These two outfits below are exactly what I wore to work two days out of the last week and were shot straight after work. The first one features a gold shirt from Equipment that I bought last year in order to build a more interesting professional wardrobe. I paired it with a black Sandro skirt and Topshop sandals that I’ve worn to death. In the second look I’m wearing a dress from Banana Republic that was gifted to me. I actually didn’t wear it very much since I felt that it didn’t fit me perfectly and because it’s quite long with a lot of fabric in the skirt, I felt it was drowning me a little. On this day, however, I added my black belt from Free People (that I kept in place with double-sided tape, hah) and it transformed the dress into an outfit I love. I wore it with some old nude wedges and the same gold dangly earrings as the first outfit.
What do you think about a series on (more) professional outfits? Every industry and workplace is also different, how do you express yourself in what you wear to work? I’d love to know!