For all of you graduating seniors out there, congratulations! And, if you are anything like me, you are having a tough time transitioning your everyday class wardrobe into something a little more appropriate for an office setting. Thankfully, I spotted this week’s Fashionista, Stacy, walking out of the mall. Her look has inspired me to look to classic color combinations and silhouettes for the workplace. Most offices these days are leaning more towards a casual dress code, making Stacy’s look the perfect example. She has paired a versatile white tank with a casual khaki skirt and added a pop of color with her red wedges. When looking at pieces for work, it is best to make sure they can be mixed and matched with other items in your closet. Part of what makes this Fashionista’s look so right is its simplicity. Adding a statement necklace or changing the shoes can change the whole look of her outfit.
Name: Stacy Ward
Major: English Education
CollegeFashionista: So, your look has inspired me. I’m currently looking for pieces that I can wear to work but can also be worn outside of the office. What are your suggestions?
Stacy Ward: The most important thing to me is versatility. And also something that is not too revealing. I’m going to be a teacher and have already started student teaching and there is nothing worse than a revealing top in a classroom full of middle school students. But I feel that’s important for all fields. You don’t want to walk into an office or a meeting showing everything you have off. People don’t respect you that way.
CF: How do you add your own flair to a work appropriate look?
SW: My look is usually more classic and a bit understated. But I do like adding big patterned scarves in the winter. I would also suggest any sort of jewelry with lots of color. I definitely think jewelry is the place to bring in lots color for work.
How To: When dressing for work, it is best to remember to be a little conservative. There is no reason you can’t be stylish and modest. If your office dress code is more business professional than business casual, try a wide leg trouser with
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