I’ve never been a pencil skirt kind of girl, and when I was younger and very idealistic, the idea of a 9-5 office job bored me to the nth degree, and part of that perception had to do with the clothes. I imagined every day as an endless block of black blazers and white blouses, and since the real me loves floral prints, skater skirts, rainbow-colored hair, and patterned tights, “office fashion” seemed unbearably terrible to me.
Nowadays, my opinion of office fashion has changed, especially once I realized that as an office worker in a creative field, I didn’t have to dress like an investment banker or trial lawyer. However, it’s still very challenging to put together daily outfits that reflect my love for bright colors and loud patterns. And while a couple days a week, I put no effort into my clothes and just throw on slacks and a blouse, I still love to infuse my personality into the clothes I wear to work. Clothes have long been one of my primary modes of expression, and it’s an addiction that doesn’t fade easily!
Here are some must-have pieces I’ve put together for some work-style inspiration:
My favorites are the first blue dress that looks like Rachel McAdams wore it in The Notebook, the second pair of black heels with the criss-cross straps, and that adorable blue blazer. Obviously, I’m gravitating toward color.
I own about half of these pieces, or something very similar. Armed with this inspiration, my office looks have gotten a lot more fun! Links on my Polyvore.