Dressing for Work: Tips, Tricks, Shopping and Style

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Need help dressing for work? Learn tips on office style and fashion with industry information, how-to's, shopping suggestions and do's and don't's for your office dress code.

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Dressing for Work: Tips, Tricks, Shopping and Style

  1. 1. Dressing for Your Office The basics, the rules, the tricks...and the style! Rachel Yeomans Publisher, TheWorkingWardrobe.com @theworkwardrobe @RachelYeomans
  2. 2. The Run-Down ● The Industry ● The Basics ● The Tricks ● The Shopping
  3. 3. The Industry OR...
  4. 4. Your Role OR...
  5. 5. The Basics
  6. 6. The Basics: Shopping List Women: ● 2 basic shift dresses ● 1 pair of black pants ● 1 pair of dark skinny jeans ● Closed-toed comfortable shoes ○ Flats ○ Pumps ○ Boots ● Solid-colored blazer ● Cardigan ● 1 skinny belt ● Hosiery/leggings ● Dress socks
  7. 7. The Basics: Shopping List Women: ● Foundation ● Concealer ● Highlighter ● Blush ● Eyeshadow ● Eyeliner ● Lipstick/gloss ● Blotting paper
  8. 8. The Basics: Shopping List Men: ● 2 pairs of solid-colored slacks ● 1 pair of dark jeans ● 2 button-down shirts ● 1 sport coat ● 1 belt ● 1 tie ● 2 - 4 nice quality t-shirts ● 2 sweaters ● 1 pair of comfortable dress shoes ● Dress socks
  9. 9. The Tricks ● Iron a button-down shirt inside out ● Use a hair straightener to iron your collar ● Fix a stuck zipper by rubbing it with a graphite pencil tip ● Remove deodorant stains by rubbing them with a pair of jeans ● Remove sweat stains with lemon juice ● Prevent hosiery runs with hairspray ● Clean dirty suede with stale bread crust ● Restore patent leather shine with Windex ● White wine removes red wine stains
  10. 10. The Tricks ● Remove odor from clothes with 1 part vodka and 2 parts water ● Prevent sweater shedding/pilling by freezing it in a sealed plastic bag for minimum of 3 hours before wear ● Defuzz sweaters with pumice stone ● Break in shoes by wearing socks and blasting with a hair dryer ● When cuffing sleeves, keep the top button buttoned while you roll your sleeves ● Remove scratches on leather with a bit of lotion and Q-tip ● When traveling, pack clothes in a dry cleaner bag to prevent wrinkles
  11. 11. The Tricks
  12. 12. The Tricks
  13. 13. The Tricks
  14. 14. The Tricks
  15. 15. The Tricks
  16. 16. The Shopping ● Brands/Stores ○ Men: Carhartt, H&M, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Hazel ○ Women: Zara, BB Dakota, Hazel, Hubba Hubba, M2, Francesca’s ● Websites ○ Bluefly.com, Ebay ● Resale/Vintage Shops ○ Leahy & Ladue, Buffalo Exchange
  17. 17. The Shopping Fall/Winter: Shop in February/March Spring/Summer: Shop in July/August
  18. 18. rachel@theworkingwardrobe.com THANK YOU!!! TheWorkingWardrobe.com

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