I recently read that women usually shop more for office attire. That wasn't surprising because we spend most of our days at work. But, I've found that without a good tailor, a lot of work clothes just don't fit the same way that casual clothes do. So, I've abandoned the idea of shopping at stores like New York & Co, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, and typical places where I would buy business attire. Instead, I have just been using classic pieces that can transition from work to play and vice versa. I hate when I can't find something to wear on a Saturday because all I have are pencil skirts and blazers. I've made it a point to get better at shopping for what I like to call timeless transitional pieces like this maxi skirt that you can wear for work.
Skirt | H&M Clearance
This maxi skirt is everything you need. It's black - instantly chic. The slit is appropriate, so it's a little party in the front. It's not too tight, so it also remains professional in the back. Although not all maxi skirts are work appropriate, this summer staple can work for the office. Just make sure the fabric isn't that clingy stretchy material we all love for our body con dresses and that the print isn't doing too much.
When you pair it with a peplum top or even a crisp button down, you will look polished and put together. The outfit is already formal enough that you don't need to rely on heels to dress it up. As I mentioned in my first style post, I'm not a fan of wearing heels on the train or carrying them around in my bag. This outfit works with flats and with heels. I bought these huge totes over the weekend, so I'll be sure to do a post about how to wear heels to the office without looking like a bag lady.
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