(Not So) Serious Business

I’m not gonna lie you guys, work wardrobes are tricky. When more than half of your wardrobe isn’t business-y enough, it can be hard to strike a balance between professional and personality. It’s frustrating to know that you have a bunch of cute dresses and skirts you can’t wear because they’re just a little too short (it’s not your fault you’re too tall for the regular section and too short for the tall section – it’s genetics, blame your parents). So what’s a girl to do? Wear tights with everything regardless of the temperature outside and hope that no one notices? (been there) Wear the same black pants over and over again, hoping that no one catches on? (done that) Resign yourself to the idea that you’re going to have to spend a bunch of money on clothes that bore you? (have the t-shirt, it’s also not work appropriate) Orrrrrrr, you could try and figure out how to take what you have and make it work (work, work, work, work…) in a more formal setting. Chambray and plaid become fancier when you layer them under a sweater and toss on a statement necklace. And that cute floral shift dress you love so much but is just a smidge too short? Layer it under a pencil skirt and suddenly it’s a cute floral blouse! When dressing for the daily grind, it helps to look at your wardrobe through a Clark Kent lens – this cardigan/pencil skirt combo? With them, I’m a mild mannered business professional, but without them I can leap tall buildings in a single bound (you know, because full range of motion)

Dress (worn as a blouse): Old Navy (this season’s floral)

Skirt: Windsor

Cardigan: Target (similar)

Flats: Target

Earrings: Target

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