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what to wear + work

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I’ve been working in the real world for a month now, so obviously I know all about what to wear to work, right? 

Last summer when I interned at Vineyard Vines, I literally had no dress code. Like, everyone wore jeans and t-shirts, and cute summer dresses to work every day. So not realistic, especially since I work in the city now, but that's what I was used to. 

Sorry for being a workwear snob, I just honestly never pictured me in a job where I would have to wear something business-y. I am happy because I don’t have a very strict dress code, and it’s more stylish business-casual than just regular business casual. Like, think black jeans with a white sleeveless top and booties, or a "workwear bodycon" with block heels. 

If I ever have to wear a suit to work every day, please just euthanize me. I'm serious about this one. 

No judgment to girls who do work in business formal environments, more power to you, but that is just not my style.

I have had amazing luck at places like Nordstrom, ASOS, and Banana Republic. I like to wear alternate wearing a dress/top and pants, just do I don't get bored with my outfits. 

I obviously like to stick to like 3 main colors, but that makes it easier to recycle outfits, plus style them up with different accessories. I've become obsessed with shoes lately, so it's fun to try new heels with each different dress. Of the options shown above, I actually have number 2 (wore it on Monday). My faves are 5 and 6, so obviously ASOS is calling my name.

Here are my top places for stylish workwear. Comment with y'alls suggestions!

What do y'all wear to work? 

Happy Wednesday!

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  1. Honestly one of the best pencil skirts I've ever gotten was from H&M of all places! Like everything there, their workwear is hit or miss, but the gray skirt I got has lasted me three-plus years and it goes with everything. I now am working in a school so I'm excited to bring out the bright colors and Lilly once again!


  2. I think those are awesome places to shop for work! Great styles and professional looks!

  3. I understand how you feel. I've been at a new job for a little over a year now and the dress code is business casual meaning no jeans but we don't have to wear suits everyday either. It's frustrating sometimes because business casual is not my style at all.



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