Building Up a Professional Wardrobe
As an intern and student, I came to the capital of suits and ties having a small wardrobe appropriate for the office. Washington D.C. is all about the professional look. New York City values creativity and chic outfits. Los Angeles likes a laid back, professional wardrobe. I’m here to combine a touch of each in our wear-to-work wardrobe!
3. A Button Up– Oxford button up shirts are pretty standard to anyone’s closet. Gone are the days of boring white and blue though. Exciting patterns give this old style a face lift! If you fear color and pattern, find a neutral navy or red to experiment with first.
4. Blazers– These are really nice for adding something to any outfit. Be creative though! Black and navy go with almost anything, but a pop of color adds a little something extra. Try several on to adjust for size, length, and material.
5. Ballet Flats– A shoe that won’t kill your feet in the office or around town. Find exciting colors and textures! Python print is fun to wear with almost anything. Hot pink adds a little skip in your step. Some of my favorites have come from Old Navy. Of course Tory Burch has her line of iconic shoes but let’s be honest, who can really afford them?
6. Shift Dress– I love wearing these on days where I want to feel comfy. They’re classy and among the best wear-to-work options we have! Accessorizing them with a nice scarf or belt really ties the outfit together.
What would you add to this list? Comment below with your ideas!
I went to my friend’s wedding this weekend in central Virginia. The venue was held on a beautiful, historical farm in the countryside. It was a wonderful afternoon with superb weather and even better company. The bride and groom met each other at an internship we were all doing in Arlington, VA. It wasn’t until the last few weeks of it that they started dating though. Against all odds, they made it through a year of long distance and ended up moving to the same town to begin working. A year later, they got engaged at Christmas! It was such a pleasure to be there with them as they started their lives together. It was the first wedding I have been to that didn’t make me want to elope! Here are a few photos from the day!