Ever stood in front of your mirror and wondered whether or not you can get away with wearing something you’d automatically reach for on the weekend to work? There is a fine line between being work appropriate and trendy, and sometimes it’s too much for the office. However, it’s not impossible to be both appropriate and stylish when at work as long as you know what trends are okay for the office and which ones are best left to Friday nights.
The Midi Skirt
Midis are all the rage right now. These below the knee above the calf skirts are perfect with a pair of espadrilles and a cropped top for brunch on a warm Sunday morning, but wearing one to the office takes a little finesse. Balance out the wide bottom with a slim, fitted top and a slim, fitted blazer. Skip the open toe shoes and opt instead for a pair of mid-high heels – 3 inches is good – and a closed, pointed toe.
This summer staple is perfect for the beach, but at the office it can look a little too casual if you don’t know what you’re doing. Make your all while ensemble work appropriate by choosing items that are all fitted. Flowy looks too beachy. Tuck in your shirt and add a neutral belt and a pair of neutral heels. The key to making your all white work appropriate is to think tailored, tailored, tailored.
Your fabulous peplum tops look amazing with a pair of skinny jeans and mile-high heels, but how can you make this trendy look work appropriate? Simple; pair your slightly flared peplum top (anything too flared can look to fashion forward) with a pencil skirt and closed toe heels. A simple statement necklace and clutch can take this look from day to night, if you want to head out for drinks after work.