May 29, 2012

A Work(ing) Wardrobe

Transitioning your wardrobe from college student to career professional can be a seriously daunting task. I found myself extremely frustrated last summer while attempting to purchase clothes for my internship. I know I was not alone in that endeavor, because I received numerous texts and phone calls from girlfriends asking to join forces in our search.

My absolute favorite office friendly piece is an ankle pant. They are flattering for my height, rarely require alterations and are much more comfortable than skirts. BONUS: they're crazy trendy right now, so you can find them at almost any price and in every color and pattern.

My least favorite office friendly piece is a...CARDIGAN. While I think it's a must in your wardrobe, it is too often a girl's go-to and usually ends up 'frumping' up your look. A blazer is a much more polished alternative. I felt a little strange when I first began to wear them, but they have become an essential part of my wardrobe (not only in work life, but everyday as well). Once you're comfortable, start looking for a one with personality. For example, I'm really into the floral trend and died when I saw this blazer below. I knew that pairing it with my black ankle pants and platform heels would be a killer, young, fresh office friendly look.

I purchased this blazer at Nordstrom Rack this past week

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