Today is May Day or International Workers’ Day, a day that commemorates the fight for the eight-hour work day. During those 8 hours (not including commute time, which may or may not include comfy flats), you’re probably wearing clothes you wouldn’t otherwise opt to wear. Let’s face it, workwear kind of has a bad rep for being bland and drab. But
The floral blazer:
I love floral blazers – florals add a fun element without compromising on formality. However, I haven’t invested in a floral blazer yet. Truth be told, it’s hard for me to find the right blazer; I’m petite and anything with shoulder pads makes me look like I stepped out of an 80s romcom.
Like the floral blazer, ruffles add a feminine touch to workwear while still maintaining an aura of professionalism. The red pencil skirt (is it tweed?) neatly completes the look.
The Belted Sheath Dress:
You’ve probably seen this image of Miranda Kerr wearing a Victoria Beckham V-neck Sheath Dress around Pinterest. There are many great things about this dress. It has an unexpected neckline and length – hitting just below the knee. This is not your ordinary sheath dress, and that’s what makes so great. I have been looking everywhere for a similar one. On a side note, I love the chocolate brown accent belt wrapped around the white dress.
The Easygoing Olsen Look:
Elizabeth Olsen cleverly shows how dressing up for work can look casual with a monochrome color scheme, straight leg pants, platform sandals, and a loose-fitting blazer. The picture on the right shows a more colorful alternative with printed pants and striped shirt. Which look do you prefer?