Happy Humpday! Like most of us, I am on a constant program of self-analysis and improvement in my mind. One thing that I have noticed in the blogosphere is the lack of work-friendly and appropriate clothing. Let’s be reel – most of us exercise a 40-hour workweek and the off-shoulder, mini skirts, & sparkly heels are not exactly logical pieces for daily wear. As a result, I have decided to begin a seasonal series called ‘Workwear Wednesday.” Each outfit will be something I wear to my day job as a regulatory specialist and will be appropriate, yet trendy and modern. Keep reading to get my take on what to wear to work and work-wear fashion.
The upstate (of South Carolina) has had plenty of rain this week from a passing tropical storm. I nearly postponed my series, but since rain is a “reel” problem and we cannot simply stay curled up in bed with a book, I decided to show you a heavy rain outfit. Luckily the rain ceased long enough for Brad and I to grab these shots of what I wore to work before we headed to yoga.
I own a couple HUNTER BOOTS, but sometimes I feel they are sort of loud for work and I get funny looks from my boss (yesterday I got a “huh… duck boots.?.” from him). Thus, I decided to stick with my SPERRY DUCK BOOTS I received last Christmas. They are easy to slip out of under my desk to avoid sweat retention (a side effect of Hunter boots) yet they kept me dry in the monsoon rain.
I try to stick to legging-style pants for work on a rainy day as flares and bootcuts get wet easily. I love these work appropriate leggings for work. They are fitted like a legging, yet made of thicker slack material and have pockets and seams. If you obtain nothing else from this post, know that the only leggings you should wear in the workplace are made of thick, slack-like material. Seams, zippers, and pockets are major pluses to finding appropriate legging-style pants. Even a simple seam down the front-middle of your leg gives a more corporate look. Next, always pair them with a longer, looser top. This works great for pear-shaped figures. These LEGGING-CUT PANTS are from EXPRESS. NORDSTROM, LOFT, ANN TAYLOR, and J. CREW also carry great options.
When I am feeling no-fuss, I like to wear a monochromatic look or I stick to my go-to, black. This black GIBSON RUFFLE TOP falls beautifully, with trendy ruffles, and a ¾ sleeve. Nordstrom has this top in about 10 bright colors including new prints. I have this top in black, blush, and royal blue. I plan to get the floral print soon. I am wearing an XS, so definitely size down if possible.
These earrings are BAUBLEBAR. I love the tassel earring trend and I have over-worn these so much over summer! Finally, I threw my hair in a “cotton-candy” bun that my little sister Tillman taught me. I literally put it in a ponytail, tease my hair and comb it backwards, then wrap it and lock it with a Bobbi pin. I am hoping to do some makeup, hair, and video tutorials soon on my YOUTUBE.
Stay tuned for my Fall Workwear Wednesday Series over the next 10 weeks! Let me know if you like this work outfits series and if you have any requests or feedback. If I get good feedback I will do another for future seasons. Have a great week!