“Work, work, work, work, work” as Rhianna sings in that one song of the same name … has become my life as a new college grad!
Starting full-time work in a couple of weeks, I’ve had to start stocking up on some new business attire for my wardrobe! There go my combat boots in exchange for flats & heels, my jeans for business pants, and tee’s for blouses. I’ve had a few pieces from my time during my internship, however, I only went in a couple of days a week. Now, that it’s everyday, I’m going to need a lot more options haha.
I’ve had some great success at TJMAXX, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack/HauteLook and most recently Zara!
One thing I’ve noticed is that you have to go in without any expectations when looking for work clothes, since that’s when I usually find the best pieces! 🙂 It’s always good to have some sort of idea in terms of style and looks, but it can be a bit tricky to find the exact piece of clothing / item you have in your mind.
This is especially true in regards to my recent trip to Zara. My parents were in town visiting and we went to explore Disney Springs. It was my Mom’s idea to go inside and look around — so I was surprised to walk out with bags in hand!
This red-orange jacket is what first caught my eye — I just had to do a double take! It’s so bright, vibrant, and fun! Definitely a great piece to mix and match with and will for sure turn a few heads. 😉
With such a vibrant color as this, I think it’s best to let it stand on its own and wear it with very subtle amounts of other colors.
Accessory colors: emerald-green, pink, lilac, fuchsia, orange, and gold.
Blouse and pants colors: grey, nude/light brown, white, black, dark/light blue.
The other item I purchased (which I plan to wear with this jacket) are these grey business pants. They’re great because of how versatile they are — I mean, grey goes with everything! They fit very well and are really comfortable!
I suggest every working girl must have at least one pair of grey business pants as well as black for your office wardrobe!
Next week I’m taking a trip to J.Crew Factory, which is another store I have a lot of luck in with finding business clothes! So until then, I’ll wait to post my latest finds from there so I can give you shoppers the latest update! 🙂
For some great inspiration, check out my ‘Off to the Office!’ Pinterest board which shows all the ways you can make business attire fun!
xo – Britt