While I still find a matched suit is just too fussy for my own workplace, some pants or a skirt with a tee shirt and jacket should bring just the right amount of "business." Menswear type blazers aren't cutting it for me, but a softer jacket, asymmetrical or collarless should be just the ticket. A little more structure is what's needed, stopping short of full Corporate Drag.
Worn with slim pants, this longer, knit Eileen Fisher jacket is flattering and comfortable, and adds a bit more architecture than a cardigan.
|Looks better on than in the picture, and It's Washable!|
(Confession: I bought this jacket back in December, and love it. Need to wear it more!)
This Talbots jacket has a softer, more fluid look, and oh la la, those 3/4 sleeves!
This Classiques Entier sweater jacket from Nordstrom looks softly structured, and adds some subtle color and design details.
While a lack of hard-and-fast guidelines for workplace dressing still has me flummoxed from time to time, it's good to have options, and the space to find my own way.
Have you worked out a formula for workplace dressing? Has it changed over time?