Dressing professionally doesn’t mean you have to have a “uniform look” of plain trousers and a blouse. Adding some flair to your work wardrobe helps you stand out while working at your current job or interviewing for a new position.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Goodwill Keystone Area provides the pathway to employment for many people. And their stores provide a variety of wardrobe options for whatever career path you choose.
I love color, texture and pattern and this look provides all three items. My office environment is pretty casual, but I still like to add a little panache to my days with my clothing choices. The white blouse was new with tags from Talbots. It retailed for $79, but I picked it up for $3.95. The white piping around the neckline and sleeves adds an interesting detail to this classic white top.
Print pants are back in style! I love them as a fun choice for summer. These cropped blue print trousers from Loft add some balance to the simple blouse. If your office required you to be more covered up, a bright solid colored cardigan would be an easy option. Each office environment is different. When interviewing look around at how others are dressed, this will point you in the right direction on making your own wardrobe choices if you are hired.
As for my accessories, I added some color and balance. My necklace was my own, but these low-heeled fuchsia flats by Bijou coordinate and tie the look together. A gold, chunky beaded bracelet picks up on the gold in the necklace and the buckle on the shoes. And finally, the white leather tote from Tignanello was a great find from the Goodwill Keystone Area Outlet in Reading. Having a professional-looking bag helps finish off your look in a stylish way.
If you are starting at a new job, check out how your co-workers are dressing and adjust your new wardrobe accordingly. Shopping at Goodwill Keystone Area stores will help you fill your closet and adding a few fun pieces will keep your look fresh, clean and professional!
Bag: $1.75 (Goodwill Outlet)
From my closet to yours,
About The Blogger
Kirsten is a 40-something mom, wife and marketing professional. She loves all things crafty, tasty and fashionable, especially while being frugal. She enjoys hunting for treasures at her local Goodwill Keystone Area stores to decorate her home and wardrobe. Meet up with her at one of Goodwill’s shopping events! Check the event pages for details.