Something that’s been requested frequently lately is a post dedicated to workwear. I hear you and I get you. I worked in corporate America for 7 years before quitting to pursue all things Hello Gorgeous.
I loved dressing up for work. I’m probably in the minority on that one, but I loved putting in the effort to create “office fashion” as I like to call it. During those years, I learned to spend my money on the pieces that were timeless and could easily be worn over and over again. I also learned to save on the trendy pieces, knowing that those were the ones people would remember me wearing.
Three things that I think every business woman should own? A versatile blazer, a tailored pair of black pants and a comfortable pair of *cute* shoes. This combo is a triple threat in the board room. No, but really.
I figured a great place to start would be the basics…
A lot of offices don’t allow jeans (mine didn’t!) so I’m not including any denim options. First up, I’ve rounded up some great business slacks.
The thing that we tend to forget about summer clothes for work is that the AC is being pumped, which means you need to have a blazer or sweater on hand, even on the hottest of days. Here are some great options.
blazers & sweaters
Personally, I tend to invest more into my shoes. Comfort is very important to me, but so is the style. To get both, a lot of times I find I need to spend more. In a lot of cases, “You get what you pay for” is true when it comes to shoes.
I believe that every woman should own a great pair of nude pumps. I bought my first pair of Charles David nude pumps back in 2014 and they remain to this day the most comfortable pair I’ve ever owned. Once I wear them out, I immediately replace them. They go with everything from jeans, to office wear, to church clothes, to formal attire.
I only included a couple pairs of open toe shoes because a lot of offices will not allow them. Here are some GREAT shoe options and the majority of them are on pretty major sale.
Did you like this post? I’m hoping that you found it helpful? Like I said above, it was a specifically requested blog post, so I hope some of you really enjoyed it. 🙂
what I’m wearing