Identity cardigan | Mr Price shirt and skirt | bag borrowed from my sister | Sass Diva accessories |
Most of my friends have just finished university and entered into the professional working environment as lawyers or accountants. We have been discussing the wardrobe changes required for the transition from studying to working and I thought I’d share my tips with you.
You’ve worked hard to enter a profession. Your image should reflect your work ethic. A girl with a sloppy shirt portrays a person satisfied with sloppy work.
Don’t be afraid of colour. Many people believe that work clothes means you are restricted to black and white but you can break this misconception with pretty colours and still look professional.
Don’t show too much skin. Keep your hem line fairly close to your knee, no thighs please ladies! It’s a good idea to keep your shoulders covered too. A great way to do this is to wear a cardigan. This keeps you looking polished and prevents shivers from the office airconditioner too.
Make use of a bag that’s a practical size. You may need to rush around with your laptop and it’s never a bad idea to have a pair of flats in your bag either.
Simple accessories are perfect for work. Great earrings, a watch and a bangle is more than enough.
Try to keep your hair off of your face. You can have fun with the way you do this by making use of a headband, braids, a sophisticated ponytail or a sock bun. Just because you keep your hair off your face doesn’t mean you need to look boring!
I hope these tips are helpful! Let me know what you think.
Oh so pretty and you look so summery,love it 😉
Janice Lunes says
Yes this is such a beautiful look for work but also special occasion!
Miss Aggie Kwong says
i love how u use pink on pink in your outfit.
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Yuriza Astari Rizkyta says
lovely outfit! you look beautiful 🙂
Aleksa Klassen says
I love this skirt with stripes! your style is very elegant)
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Kathleen Lisson says
This is a beautiful outfit, and great advice as well! I love the pink. Perfect for spring!
Hailey Devine says
You my dear, are just the cutest thing. I love seeing modest fashion blogs, you are do classy. 🙂 Keep posting!
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Pink for the win! Love everything about this outfit.
Great post! I love how you incorporated so much pink into this outfit, while still looking classy and staying true to your style..thanks for the inspiration! xo
Ramylle Barbosa says
Lindo o scarpin, parecido com um que eu tenho.
Love the lady-like outfit! The pink is so cute.
Great tips and the pink is adorable and soft too!
Lirio Style says
great and fun work attire!
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Britt Whit says
love the stripes so cute!
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Such great choices! I would definitely wear this!
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Nice outfit! I like the pink!
bree lena says
Love the earrings! New follower
gorgeous outfit! Very classy and perfect for work
Kelly Ann says
I love the skirt, this color is so great on you!
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Jade Wright says
Most beautiful lawyer in South Africa 🙂
Love the Mr. Price skirt? Is it a new find? Saw a black striped one that looked similiar in one of their posters the other day.
Think it’s time for another Mr. Price haul 🙂
Have a lovely weekend!
Thanks so much, Jade. You’re so sweet. Yes, it is new. I saw that they still have them in pink and in black on the weekend. xxx
Hey Leanne, thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Glad I got a chance to take a look at yours! Your tips are right on point! You can be true to yourself but should always look the part. Keep in touch D 🙂
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Denise Lopatka says
love this outfit and your work tips! I am always wondering how to dress for work and not feel “stuffy.” Love love your blog and am so glad I found it! Newest follower 🙂
Jacqueline (Chic Advisor) says
Great blog and photos!
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Fashion Gossip says
this is an absolutely perfect, professional look. your tips are spot on, especially the one about color. i have to consciously wear color in the winter to work!
love your skirt!
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April Galvan says
This is a great post! Your outfit is gorgeous, and your tips on how to style a work outfit are perfect. I sometimes struggle on days I know I’m meeting with a client because I don’t want to be too flashy, but I don’t want to be stuffy either. I’m so happy I found your blog and am now following you. I hope you’ll give my blog a read, too. 🙂
I’m delighted that my tips were helpful to you. Thanks so much for reading!