Trends at the Office

Most of my counterparts at work now are men who wear pretty basic workwear. Slacks, dress shoes, a button-down, and sometimes a sweater. And the customers I'm meeting with? Well, they are in cargo shorts and a t-shirt. Or, if I'm meeting with a boss, maybe slacks and a polo/dress shirt. So when I show up for meetings in a patterned blazer with a brightly colored tank top, I stand out. I haven't figured out yet if its a good thing or a bad thing, but I'm thinking good. I'm young for my role here, and while I shouldn't necessarily shout that from the rooftops, I'm definitely going to take advantage of the fact that I can play with brights, and patterns, and trendy styles for as long as I can get away with it. 

So for now, receiving tanks like this from Le Tote is good by me. And pairing such a bright top with a patterned blazer? Yep, sign me up. 

Shirt: Le Tote
Blazer: Nordstrom (similar)
Slacks: Loft
Pumps: Bandolino

Where do you guys draw the line on workwear? Which trends do you love for work, and which are off-limits? Do you ever try to pick something more boring or conservative to appear older and more professional? Tell me your ways, oh wise ones!

Posted on October 27, 2014 .