Office cultures and dress codes have changed so much with the rise of millennial workers, and we're pretty much throwing all stiff corporate vibes out the window. Let's be real, I was in college when Juicy Couture sweatpants were considered dressed up for English Lit. class at 9:30a on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, when I graduated college and heard the word suit in the same sentence as interview I almost choked. The only business professionals I saw wearing suits were lawyers or bankers—I was neither.
I was so lucky to find a company that falls on the casual creative side of the spectrum, which is great for me on a personal level because I love clothes (if you couldn't tell based on this blog), and I don't like feeling stiff or claustrophobic in clothing, and that's exactly what suits and blazers on top of silk blouses and dress pants felt to me. Don't get me wrong, I love a good blazer; I just prefer mine paired with dark wash skinny jeans and a nude heel.
Most of the time, a casual creative office has more lenient dress codes, like jeans any day of the week, bright bold prints aren't frowned upon, and no one judges your shades of lipstick.
I tend to stick with a pair of skinny jeans with button downs, chiffon blouses or a sleeveless blouse with a cardigan or jacket. My shoes vary on whether it'll be a day I'm running all over the office (flats) or I know I'll be at my desk most of the day (heels or wedges). Some days, I'll throw on a dress, and when I'm really feeling blah—leggings and a long tunic because leggings can never be pants at the office.
What's your office dress code?
Tunic | Jeggings | Tote (similar) | Heels (similar) | Necklace | Lipstick Prolong (Ruby Woo is similar) | Watch (similar) | Bangles