Dress Code: Office Chic

8 10 2012

ALC Military Shirt & Checked Pants

This post is dedicated to the fresh-faced office newbie.  The girl who, after a wind-swept summer of giddy nights and long, languid days, is just stepping into her very first job.

We’ve all been there… and so today we offer a bit of office style wisdom from the offices of BG. 

 

- Look at your schedule the night before so you can dress accordingly and appropriately.

- Dress up on days when you have big meetings or after-hours work commitments.

- Keep a blazer at your desk so you can dress up in a pinch (Elizabeth and James, Helmut Lang or Rag & Bone are our go-tos).

- Hang said blazer on back of chair so that it always looks like you’ve just stepped away even when you’re sneaking out of the office for lunch.

- Keep a few extra few pair of heels neatly tucked under your desk (or stowed in a desk drawer if your office has a clean-desk policy).

- A light-weight, oversized cashmere scarf is another good accessory to keep at the ready.  Not only will it keep you warm, it’s a great way to add last-minute posh to your everyday look.

- Keep an extra pair of earrings in pen drawer. never know when you need to add a dose of flash.

- Stack a few bangles to create your pencup, we like Ashley Pittman or Tory Burch’s wood & resin styles.

- Add a mascara, lip color & concealer to your pencup.  We also advise storing Le Metier de Beaute’s Liquid Liner (upside down for quick & easy application) for when you need a bit of a cat-eye.

Favorite Office Looks for Fall: 

ALC Blouse & Leather Skirt Carven printed dress, 212 872 2887 10 Crosby Derek Lam Printed Dress, 212 872 2887

ALC Blouse & Leather Skirt, 212 872 2887
CARVEN
 Printed Dress, 212 872 2887
10 CROSBY DEREK LAM Checkered Dress, 212 872 2887

Accessorize:

3.1 Phillip Lim 31hr Bag, 212 872 8901Erdem Printed ScarfSee by Chloe Arielle Day Bag, 212 872 8901

3.1 PHILLIP LIM 31-hour Bag 212 872 8901
ERDEM Printed Scarf, 212 872 2601
SEE BY CHLOE Arielle Day Bag, 212 872 8901

Store under your Desk:

Tip: a pointed-toe looks a bit more polished than a rounded one. 

 Elizabeth and James Pointed-Toe Smoking Slipper, 212 872 8941Manolo Blahnik Pointed Mary Jane, 212 872 8947Stuart Weitzman Patent Leather Pump, 212 872 8941

ELIZABETH AND JAMES Pointed-Toe Smoking Slipper, 212 872 8941
MANOLO BLAHNIK Pointed Mary-Jane, 212 872 8947
STUART WEITZMAN Patent-Leather Pump, 212 872 8941

DRESS FOR THE OFFICE ON 5F

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