Best Dressed in the Office

Fashion in the workplace can be hard to master. With dress codes and a professional environment it's easy to get sucked into a boring outfit routine. I love, love, love a bold outfit or a statement piece to spice up an average look. Here are a few tips to help you be the best dressed in the office!

  • Slacks... make sure they fit you properly. If they are supposed to be loose then let them and never go too tight especially if they are boot cut. Personally I stick with a cropped skinny leg style.
  • Heels.... if you can't walk around for 8 hours in them, then they aren't suited for a work environment. I stick to clogs and chunky heels (in any situation), the clogs I am wearing in some of the pictures are my go to for comfort.
  • Prints & Colors... the best way to liven up a suit, slacks, blouse etc. As long the outfit contains some solid colors to balance out the prints, this can look very polished.
  • Blazers...personally I choose a blazer over a cardigan any day. There are so many styles besides the classic tailored look. Oversized, kimono, cropped, etc. Check out the pics below for a kimono style blazer.
 Photo by: Derek Carlson   

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Derek Carlson

Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

 Photo by: Derek Carlson

Photo by: Derek Carlson

Go Bold or Go Home

Printed kick flares, a shag vest, and a fisherman/luiteniant hat. This 60s and 70s inspired combo is my favorite look to wear on a chilly day. The fisherman/luiteniant hat has been a popular trend for fall and winter. I'm a fan of pairing it with a more unique outfit rather than a plain t-shirt and jeans. The kick flares can be hit or miss for me. If they are high waisted like the ones I'm wearing, then they are flattering for a curvy figure. The shag vest is simply fun. Whether its fur, shag, suede, or leather, a warm vest for the winter is an instant outfit upper. 

 Photo by: Karli Jo Fritz

Photo by: Karli Jo Fritz

 Photo by: Karli Jo Fritz

Photo by: Karli Jo Fritz

Get You a Set That Can Do Both

Set: A matching top and bottom, no outfit effort needed!

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This is probably my favorite set I own, it's beyond comfy and casual. If you have an hour glass figure or if you are still working on those washboard abs, go for the high waist feature. For daytime wear if you are a big tennis shoes fan, try pairing it with some retro high top Converse or a pair of Vans. This works for sandals, or booties too! Add a jean jacket to play up the casual sporty look with Tennis Shoes. A cardigan or cargo jacket will do the trick as well.

 

From day to night is an easy switch. Replace the cargo jacket or cardigan with a sleek leather jacket. Swap the flat shoes for a pair of lace up heels. Personally, I need a chunky heel or a wedge or else my night will be ruined with shoe pain and nonstop complaining. The lace up heel is a staple for my closet because it adds extra detail to any outfit, plus the pair in the pictures are insanely comfy (we’re talking 8 hour shift in retail comfy).

 

If you love either of these looks, want to know where to find any of these pieces, or want help creating your own version, reach out to me via cell phone or email. Thanks for supporting Style by Lex.

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Photo Credit: Wednesdei Von Der Burg Lauer