Everyone should have a go-to outfit on days when they don't want to stand in front of a closet, stare at it, and stress. If you have to dress for work 5 days a week, this scenario I just painted has probably happened to you. For most of us, the concept of the capsule wardrobe is not new - find what works for you, and stick with it. Whether you've gotten around officially defining what that look is for you, it's never too late to start thinking about it.
Today on Cubicle Chic, I'm sharing my "template" is, when it comes to something that ALWAYS works for me, Jessica, yours truly. But that's not it. I have 2 other career blogger friends whose styles are just on-point and I absolutely adore. I am sharing what their go-to outfits are with you too! Keep scrolling to the bottom to see 2 more impeccably professional yet fashionable looks!
White Top + High-Waisted Pants + Leather Sneakers
Here's the deal - the color white in an outfit always conveys professionalism and efficiency (think about what doctors and chefs wear). Plus, you and I both know it, white goes with everything.
High-waisted pants tend to elongate me and that's why I love them. But I have to be very careful of where the hem of the pants hit - it has to be at a place that's flattering for my body frame. And what kind of shoes I wear also makes a big difference.
Leather sneakers is a new trend I discovered lately. I've always secretly wished we could wear sneakers to the office, and when I saw the Nike Airmax Thea in leather, I knew it was the one. The leather material makes them look a lot less casual, and my feet always thank me at the end of the day in the office. But remember they're still sneakers after all, so don't wear them to an interview or a presentation.
Lastly, pair it with a simple, neutral-tone and classic handbag - you're good to go!
Now, if this isn't the type of look you see yourself wearing, I have two more - and I want to introduce to you Michele Lando from Write Styles, and Chanèle McFarlane from Do Well Dress Well. These are both fabulously stylish and total #GirlBosses who have amazing tips on how to dress for the office.
Structured Blazer + Flowy Blouse + Skinny Pants [or] Pencil Skirt
Michele has a simplistic and sometimes monochromatic approach when it comes to creating her go-to outfit. This look works for most body type, and as long as you find a quality blazer, and keep colors to a minimum, you are sure to look chic and professional like Michele does here!
Neutral Color Dress + Print or Floral Blazer + Statement Necklace
On the other end of the spectrum, Chanele is an absolute expert in mastering color in her outfits. Honestly, if you want to see how colorful outfits can be done professionally & tastefully, check out her blog!!
Here Chanele pairs a simple black dress with a super bright and floral blazer, and finished the look with a statement necklace. Voila - this outfit is bold and bright, but so meticulously chic and polished!
All Cubicle Chic Photography in this post are by Natalie Alvarado @ Stylenfuse