There comes a time in your 20s when you get dressed for day one of your “real” job. You realize all that’s staring back at you are $40 crop tops from your musical festival days. (#worthit.) What can you possibly wear to an office?
Well, you can use much of what you currently own own for your office wardrobe! If you bought something for a special occasion, that piece can be reworked for the office. Same with casual clothes. Let’s take a look.
Holiday Party Idea
I bought this skirt specifically for a holiday party:
With basic pieces, the skirt can be used for work as well!
For a skirt or dress bought for a formal occasion, simply tone it down. Complete the outfit with simple pieces like a solid blouse or cardigan. Pick flats over heels if the piece is short. Add pearl or stud earrings for a more conservative look. Just dress the flashy piece down.
Summer Casual Idea
You can also dress things up! Here is a simple summer blouse:
I love this pink tank because of its versatility. When shopping, I look for such polyester shirts that can be dressed up or down easily. Also helpful are pieces that can be layered easily to be worn year round.
Here is my shirt making me look like I mean all sorts of business:
There are countless shirt can become work appropriate with a cardigan, blazer, solid pants, and/or a skirt. You don’t have to go buy button ups in every color. No dresses that could have come from your grandmother’s closet for you!
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