Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Workwear Wednesday

Today, I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy to share some of my go-to workwear styles. Now that I am back to work and wearing things besides yoga pants, I am excited to finally share peeks into my wardrobe again!
I do work full-time outside of the home, and business casual is the name of the game. As I have stepped up a bit in my roles to now having some leadership responsibilities, I really feel a bit more of a need to dress the part. I have always 'dressed up' for work, but I feel the need to be 100% put together a bit more than I used to.

First off, I have not lied when I tell you that I wear one of these shirts nearly every single day. They are amazing. They go great with skirts. They are nice and long to wear with slacks when it is cooler outside. Swap out the dress bottoms with a pair of jean shorts and they are amazing for going out to dinner or on errands once you get home. Just buy them in every color. Seriously.

Pencil skirts are your best friend in the summer months. I just hate being hot at work, and these from Target are my absolute favorite. This one is actually soft and stretchy, but still structured. I have also picked up some fun ones from Forever 21 and Express. Between a collection of pencil skirts and these tunics, there are seriously countless options.
Lace Pencil Skirt (similar)
Gingham top (similar)
Tweed skirt (similar)
Colored pants are all the rage right now, and make dressing for work in boring black slacks like I have in the past a bit more exciting. Blush, deep red, and patterned pants all have made their appearance in my closet. And yes, I am wearing a tunic in pretty much every picture. I seriously am wearing them on repeat lately.

While I do wear other things to work, these staple pieces have truly been on rotation and my uniform this summer and fall. I am starting to slowly transition to sweaters, warmer dresses, and eventually my favorite tights, but for now I am getting as much use out of my 'warm weather wardrobe' as possible!

What are YOU wearing this week?

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  1. LOVE your post!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! XO, Melissa

  2. Those shirts look like the perfect blend of practical and fashionable. I love how they look great both tucked in and hanging out.


  3. Oh I love that tunic! I might have to add one, or more, to my wardrobe!

  4. I love those shirts! I see everyone getting them. How is the length on them. I'm so weird about shirts being too long in the back

  5. I love all of these looks, Mackensey!! Your style looks very similar to mine. And thanks for the PSA on those Lush tunics... I need to buy one in every color! They look perfect.

  6. I love those shirts too! They really are the perfect work shirt because you can wear them with leggings on the weekend, or tuck them into skinny jeans or a pencil skirt during the work week since they're long enough. Great looks. :-)

  7. Pencil skirts are definitely my go to for work - just instantly makes you look very put together and professional! I have yet to bite the bullet on one of those tops, but sounds like I need to!


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