Last week, the Glitterati of the fashion world traveled to New York City for the most important time of the year: Fashion Week! It’s hard not to love the extravaganza that the week brings, but truth is, most of us can’t come close to affording those designer labels. Let alone show up to our weekly staff meetings wearing looks straight from the runway!
Luckily, we have fashion bloggers—the talented, creative, and super-stylish women that help us adapt high-fashion looks to something appropriate for the cubicle lifestyle (including our very own corporate attire experts, Cubicle Chic!). Get out of your black slacks and a button-up rut and get some workday inspiration with this list of our favorite office-appropriate fashion bloggers:
1. Most Original Wear-to-Work Looks: This Time Tomorrow
Appropriate for: A startup company or a business casual office.
On This Time Tomorrow, Krystal features daily images of her creative office attire. She isn’t afraid of a bold print and four-inch-high stilettos, but she also wears classic pantsuits and separates that you can easily re-create for your next big meeting. She loves to mix things up, too, wearing her favorite pieces in unique, innovative ways. For example: wearing a cardigan backwards!
2. Best Girly-Girl Outfits: The Pink Peonies
Appropriate for: A business casual office.
This blog makes over-the-top girly wardrobe choices, like glitter and pink, look totally professional—if Zooey Deschanel worked at an office, this is what she would dress like. Best of all, blogger Rach wears brands that you can easily find (and afford), like Gap, J. Crew, Tory Burch, and Banana Republic. Visit on days when you feel like indulging in your girly obsessions of pretty pinks, gingham, and bows.
3. Best Bargain Hunter: Saucy Glossie
Appropriate for: Business casual to corporate settings and the evening work event.
You may remember Lindsey Calla her from her recent appearance on TJ Maxx ad campaign—she’s “the voice of real girls” and most definitely a bargain shopper. Her posts on Saucy Glossie frequently feature pieces from discount stores. If you love wearing dresses to work, prepare for lots of great inspiration here.
4. Best Use of Classic Pieces: 9to5Chic
Appropriate for: A corporate setting or a big, important meeting.
Although her clothes can be a little pricey for the average girl, Anh wears them so well it was too hard not to include her on this list. With sophisticated, classic pieces like trench coats and cozy sweaters, 9to5Chic has great ideas for those of us who work at a place where over-the-top flower print just isn’t going to cut it. But if you love power blazers and power shoes—or have a meeting with the CEO—look to her for inspiration!
5. Most Relatable: Gal Meets Glam
Appropriate for: A business casual environment, a casual Friday, or student life.
Love the minimalist look? Julia is your gal. She loves to keep it simple and casual with nude oxfords and clean lines, but also incorporates trends like bold color-blocking. No matter what, she makes every outfit look completely effortless (and affordable!) with pieces from inexpensive stores like H&M.
6. Best for Celebrity Look for Less Fashion: Viva Fashion
Appropriate for: A business casual or corporate setting.
If you’ve ever wondered how you can re-create celebrity style in the workplace, check out Viva Fashion. Carmen Ordonez teaches you how to get the latest looks from women like Rachel McAdams and Pippa Middleton, but with affordable items you can find at places like Kohl’s. She also reviews the latest looks from places like Target and Zara, so you don’t have to spend hours surfing the net doing it yourself!
7. Best for Curvy Gals: Girl with Curves
Appropriate for: A business casual setting or creative work environment.
Being a curvy girl myself, I had to pay homage to this amazing addition to the fashion blogosphere (which has already been featured on a billboard in Times Square!). For years, curvy girls have felt left out of trends and have been told not to wear fitted clothes or bold prints. Tanesha breaks all these rules and shows women of all shapes and sizes how to look work-appropriate and stylish. As a bonus, she gives beauty tips and easy instructions on how to build a functional wardrobe. Swoon.
8. Most Glamorous: Atlantic-Pacific
Appropriate for: A corporate office, your next important meeting, or a political setting.
If you want to infuse a dose of glamour into your daily attire, click on over to Atlantic-Pacific. Blair's timeless style brings to mind images of fashionistas of the past like Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. In addition to lovely and work-ready ensembles of ladylike dresses, purses, and heels, she also mixes it up and struts around town in up-do’s and faux furs. I promise, you'll be coming back for more!
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