Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Modern Workwear

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Gone are the days that women have to wear plain black or navy suits in the workplace. With so many women working these days, companies have made it their business (quite literally) to create pieces that are not only appropriate for the work environment, but are also fun to wear (and can be transitioned into your weekend wardrobe as well).

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Not every work outfit has to be finished off with a blazer. Picking a dress with contrasting colors or a dress with peplum details is perfect for the workplace. Look for interesting embellishments when selecting pieces to add to your work wardrobe. 
  • Subtle colorblocking
  • Peplum
  • Contrasting materials (leather accents, etc.)
  • Ruffle necklines and hemlines
If you are just starting out as a professional working woman, check places like JCPenney and Forever 21. These are two of my favorite stores for affordable fashion (trendy and professional). 

Have a great day!

25 comments:

  1. Love that peplum dress & the bow belts!

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  2. I really like those metal capped pumps!

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  3. Love JC Penneys for work-appropriate clothing!

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  4. they are all chic combinations!!!
    loving the dresses :)

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  5. I need a bow belt. I'm seeing them everywhere, I love them!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  6. wow! thanks for this post. it's really helpful. :)

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  7. great post! details make the biggest difference in an outfit :)

    & Pretty Things

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  8. Great suggestions! I went from working in a school with kids (yoga pants and a sweatshirt was acceptable!) to working in an office and transitioning my wardrobe has been tough, so I really appreciate this post!

    xx, Eleanor

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  9. Great tutorial on the workplace attire! It was tough testing the waters of the dress code my first few years in an office.

    xoxo,

    Laura
    http://miss-beanie.blogspot.com

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  10. Love these tips. I love the black peplum dress ensemble! So cute!

    Corbynn
    thesistersinthecity.com

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  11. I want a peplum dress for sure! And those cute bow belts, love it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Love those looks! They are gorgeous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.wordpress.com

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  13. Great tips for us working girls! Love that peplum dress with the turquoise necklace!

    xo, Mal
    Pastels and Mascara

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  14. Love these ideas! That colorblock blazer is amaze!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  15. great ideas, I'm sure people will find this very helpful! Lucky enough for me I can wear whatever I want to work so its easy to put outfits together :)

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  16. wow i love that dress that isn't without a strict dress code. i would definitely love to wear that dress and easy to change the shoes and jewelry to create different looks

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  17. Great outfits! I'm happy to work with a business casual wardrobe, but teaching high school students and not (yet!) being 30, I always feel like I need to amp up my dressy-ness :). These would be great options!

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  18. That cut out shoe is just fantastic
    Brett

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  19. i'm definitely one of the people that think work clothes usually have to be boring, sooo i am LOVING how you showed examples of fun ones! My favorite is the pink one with the capped toe heels. So so so pretty

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  20. love love love those beige pumps!!!:)those go with anything!!!:)

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  21. I love these fun work outfits!! i feel like my work outfits are so boring so I definitely need to step it up.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  22. I really need to revamp my workwear. I love the peplum dress and the cap toe shoes are so gorgeous.

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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