Imagine my panic when, two days before I leave for my weeklong vacation to move into my new home, I receive an invitation to travel to an off-site meeting the week I return. Yikes! I used to travel more for my job, but it’s died down in the last few years, so fair to say I’m out of practice and clothes. I’ve been a virtual employee for about the last seven years, meaning I work in one of our corporate offices with hundreds of other employees, but I don’t have any team members in my office. I don’t panic about what to wear to dial-in to a big meeting, but joining in person is a whole other ballgame! Luckily, my awesome teammate offered to attend in my place (I owe you big, Nikki!), so that relieved a ton of stress!
It still had me thinking about an office outfit formula to keep in mind for my next in-person meeting. I always want to be myself while being comfortable and professional. I landed on professional pops of print and color because it had all the polish and style of my fashion sense, balanced in structured pieces I’d feel comfortable in while meeting with executives. And, the pieces would work just as well in a more relaxed workplace. Basically, the things outfit dreams are made of when you work outside the home!
Office Outfits With Professional Pops of Print & Color
Blazer (similar, INC International Concepts): I used to have quite the assortment of neon blazers. This one is a little toned down, but still one of my fav colors to wear. It looks as good with the slacks as it does with jeans and a tee. It’s old, so I linked a similar style.
Clean Silk Shell (Everlane): This top makes me want more “nice things.” I do worry about the practicality of silk sometimes, but I’m glad I tried this. I’m always sweaty during photo shoots, and this held up really well. And, did I mention it was so cool and felt amazing? Mama deserves a little silk here and there. TTS, I’m wearing size 10 in pale pink.
High-waist slacks (similar, ASOS Design): Aren’t you so happy for me? I finally found a great pair of black slacks! And yes, if you’re a fellow shortie like me, you can still rock wide legs. These aren’t super wide, but the heels help me not to feel swallowed up.
Day Market Tote (Everlane): Holy moly this baby is the real deal. I was drawn to the color, blush, which is perfect for spring and summer. I do wish it had some sort of magnetic closure, but it’s not a deal breaker. It can carry a million pounds comfortably; the description doesn’t say that, but I tested it on my move recently.
Zebra pumps (similar, Nine West): I mean, how fun are these? Mine were a steal from the holidays, so I linked a similar pair. Still, if you’re looking for a great pair of solid pumps, I cannot recommend the Madison 12-hour pump enough. As far as heels go, they’re incredibly comfortable; my feet aren’t screaming at the end of the day. And, they’re seriously gorgeous and come in 14 colors, up to size 12.
Earrings: I’ve been wearing this earring set all spring. It’s a set of six acrylic earrings, and they’re each such fun prints, so they really kick up my look a notch.
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Welp, time to go boss up in someone’s boardroom…or desk, whatever floats your fancy. My workwear spans a pretty wide range these days; I want to start sharing more of that, so I hope you’re down! If you want a little sneaky peeky, be sure to follow me over on Instagram. My stories are lit, if that’s still a thing, ha!
Photos by Sweet Leaf Photography