I refuse to become a khakis-and-polo kind of gal, because that just isn’t who I am. Before starting this job I went through my entire wardrobe– and did a little shopping– to find pieces that are workplace-friendly while still feeling like me.
While I’m still new to the style, I think I’m starting to find the dressier, classier style that still makes me feel like my best Julia, and getting ready for the workplace is becoming easier.
By wearing patterns, shapes and colors I already enjoy in fabrics of higher quality and pairing them with office basics, I feel great at my desk, on my lunch and after work. I like stripes. I like retro-inspired looks. I like mixed metals and color pops and boots. Why not wear those to work?
Note: I am LOVING this new job. I still can’t believe I was hired as a feature writer right out of college… Somebody pinch me.