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She Was A Working Girl North Of England Way

The motion picture bible of dressing stylishly for work.

The motion picture bible of dressing stylishly for work.

I’m sure I’m not the only one this summer who has work and money on the brain. Fortunately I am on the overworked rather than underworked spectrum for once, as a result of a few flukes. Therefore, I have spent more time than ever on the clock this past month.  These commitments have created many new decisions about what to wear and how to stay comfortable yet stylish yet appropriate yet not liable to slip on the wooden floor in front of a full office or restaurant. However, summer is a time when I like to dress the way I like to dress, with floaty skirts and easy dresses and comfy sandals. So I have been posed with the dilemma of how to balance work-friendly attire with my preferably more breezy style.

One way to look professional without completely stifling your personal identity is through accessories. On top of your work pants and button down, add a bold necklace or earrings that you would wear out on the town. As for the clothing itself, black pants and varying pencil skirts are pretty much what I have been relying on for bottoms. It’s obviously more about the top to get creative with. Patterns, shapes, textures, are all ways to vary it up. Just stay appropriate with nothing revealing or overly/bizarrely trendy (cut-outs might not be the trend you want to dabble with for work).

These outfits scream,”I am actually a cool person when not 9 to 5ing!” Start channeling Devil Wears Prada stat! And get me a cup of coffee while you’re at it!

Alexa punches up her professional basics with layered necklaces. Nice!

Alexa punches up her professional basics with layered necklaces. Nice!

White pants look fresh against the tan workish top.

White pants look fresh against the tan professional top.

Fix potentially short hemlines with helpful leggings.

Fix potentially short hemlines with helpful leggings.

Stay cool with the three quarter rule.

Stay cool with the three quarter rule.

Layering in a whole different way for a corporate rather than daytime look.

Layering in a whole different way for a corporate rather than daytime look.

More of a fall ensemble, but still appropriate.

More of a fall ensemble, but still appropriate.

Vava voom without showing any skin.

Vava voom without showing any skin.

Springy and fresh: she looks cute.

Springy and fresh: she looks cute.

Retro work chic for the modern stifled hippie.

Retro work chic for the modern stifled hippie.

And again.

And again.

Peace,

Title from “Honey Pie” by The Beatles

3 thoughts on “She Was A Working Girl North Of England Way

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  2. Retro work chic for the modern stifled hippie photo is not appropriate for the office. If you want to be business like, then less skin is best. You want them to hear the message and not to be oogling the messengers legs!

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