Dressing for the office doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you’ve read our style guidelines every woman should follow and the 10 commandments of dressing for any workplace. Today, we’re adding another token of office attire advice to the list. During a recent brainstorm, our co-founder, Hillary Kerr, mentioned a simple yet highly useful tip that I thought was too good not to share.
“I’ve always felt that if an outfit requires a ‘stunt bra’—meaning: strapless, one-shoulder, or whatever—it probably isn’t the best choice for the office. It’s a boring rule of thumb, but I think it’s important to err on the side of professionalism versus the ultimate expression of your personal style—at least when you’re at work,” she recommends. We’ve all been there, at some point in our career, trying on an outfit and second-guessing if it’s right for the office or not. The next time you’re in that situation remember to play by Kerr’s rule to avoid any regrettable outfit decisions.
Do you have a style “rule” we should know about? Let us know in the comments, and in the meantime, shop the pieces that are always appropriate for the office below.