i'm often struggling with what is appropriate for the office (I want to be professional, but still stylish and youthful), but I sure as heck would never consider this.
do you have any favorite looks for work/court (ha ha)?.
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I watch A LOT of What Not To Wear (LOVE IT!), so I think I can help you :D. Where do you work? An conservative law office or a laid back advertising firm? Because a great way to know what's appropriate and what's not appropriate for work is by taking clues from your colleagues.
If you work at a more up tight space, I think you have to get creative with how you show your individuality, but not impossible. First, invest in a GREAT quality suit. This is important because it will be versatile and you will last forever. You can break up the suit by wearing the jacket on day with nice bottoms or the skirt or pants with a cute top.
You can show your sense of style in a conservative workplace with accessories. Remember, you DON'T want people to know notice your outfit first, but your pretty pretty face. ie. wear some cool designed tights or a cute scarf. You can also wear a cute color blouse with a cardigan. Wear neutral colors with a pop of color so it's not too distracting, but still special.
Bottom line, as Stacy and Clinton would say: Dress for the job you WANT. NOT the job you have :)
I LOVE LOVE Michelle Obama's style because she has shown that you can wear shift dresses and still look appropriate for the office. And that you don't need to spend a lot of $ or wear A LOT of unflattering suits (Are you listening, Hilary Clinton?) Also, she great at individualizing an outfit will small details. If you want to get more ideas from her, here's a great website:
Here's a good article if you still need ideas:
Side note: Banana Republic is a GREAT store for work clothing. It's affordable (when its on sale) and everything is nicely made.
Hope this helped!
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