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Career Corner | Monochromatic White At the Office

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One update of many coming to the blog, is a new series entitled ‘Career Corner’. A new 9-5 related piece will be published every Friday and will cover work related topics: How to wear leather at the office, when to follow-up after an interview, what level of winged liner is appropriate, how to deal with sexism in male dominated environments… Yes, I’m covering everything.  Topics will come from things I’ve learned the hard way, as well as submissions from you. For now, submit via social media (@districtsparkle) or email. In the future, there will be a handy sidebar button for your submissions. Next week, I’ll be discussing and showing you how to wear flats without looking frumpy (thanks to reader Katelyn’s Snapchat submission!) but today, let’s discuss how to wear white at the office.

Too often, women don’t take chances with fashion at the office because they don’t want the attention. Fair, but you also need to just do you at some point in order to live your best life. When I look better at work, I perform better. It’s just something I’ve learned about myself over the years. It started back in college – wearing sweatpants 24/7 was my modus operandi but I looked and felt like shit. One day, likely to impress some 18 year old boy, I dressed up for a Criminal Justice class. I looked awesome, I felt awesome, and I performed better in class. Who would thunk? The same theory rings true now, almost 10 years later. There are very few fashions that truly make me feel kick ass but monochromatic white is one of them, particularly in the dead of summer. But how do you pull it off without looking like a Potomac soccer mom out to lunch?

  • Choose clothing pieces that compliment each other (white on white or cream on white)
  • Add a ‘pop of color’, whether that’s a necklace, a shoe, or a bag
  • Keep everything else neutral

When you wear all white to work, THAT is the statement. Accessorizing with one piece of color is playful but by overdoing it you run the risk of looking like a clown show. Keep it simple. Play with neutrals: cream, cognac, taupe, etc.

It’s just that easy!

Shop my favorite white separates for work:

Do you have any additional tips for wearing white at work? Leave them in the comments below!

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