Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Style: Professional Outfit

Club Monaco sweater, Limited slacks (similar), Jimmy Choo pumps,
Tom Forx sunglasses (old), Hobo clutch (old), Stella and Dot necklace (old)

When I got my first engineering job, it was in the heyday of the yuppie and everyone dressed up for work.  Men wore slacks, shirts with collars and often ties, and women wore suits, dresses, or slacks and dressy blouses with closed toe pumps.  No one ever wore jeans to work.  As time went by, dress standards relaxed, but I still like the idea of looking professional at work.

If I were an engineer now, this is the sort of outfit I’d wear-slacks, a sweater and high-heeled pumps.  It looks put-together, but doesn’t take itself too seriously.  The sweater is from Club Monaco, and I like how there appears to be another layer underneath it.  These Limited slacks are very old, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them-they’re a classic piece, look work-appropriate and, best of all, can be laundered at home.  Accessorized with black pumps, a black clutch and a tassel necklace, it looks like I’m ready for business. 

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