As we get older, we make career leaps. And at some point we'll probably find ourselves in an upper management job setting where we're not quite sure how to dress appropriately. Thankfully, offices like this typically provide a dress code from their Human Resource department, and it's always best to follow these guidelines. But the dress code can't address every aspect of fashion, so you may be left with some questions.
That's why I'm going to share four fashion work blunders I've made. Hopefully, this will save you from making the same mistakes. Without further ado, these are Paula's four fashion DON'T's for the office:
the super mini skirt
The Solution: If you have a dress or skirt that's on the shorter side, pair it with some matching leggings and you're good to go!
I'll be honest about what happened when I wore a very slightly midriff revealing top last week. I wore a blazer over it, so I figured that would make it OK. And for some reason, then I drank a bunch of soda. By 10 AM I was so bloated I looked pregnant. I spent the rest of the day tugging at the hem of that wretched top, trying to make it longer. And even the jacket didn't help. Because I can't seem to control the amount of ginger ale I drink, that cute little top is now banned from my work wardrobe.
The Solution: If your abs are so toned that you just must show them off, first of all please share your workout regimen because some of us (points to self) desperately need it. And secondly, try covering your crop top with a tasteful sheer top.
six inch skinny heeled sandals
When I wore my super high skinny heels to work it had a terrible affect on my bladder. You see, I knew that if I left my desk to go use the bathroom, I would fall down. So, I stayed at my desk the whole day. Very awful for the bladder, let me tell you. Besides this, at the close of the workday when I had to get up to leave, I eventually found myself in the parking lot being laughed at by a nearby group of men who watched me struggle to limp from the exit door to my car. Yes, those men were goons, but even more goonish was the experience of tripping and nearly falling with every step I took. This taught me that work attire should always allow one to accomplish tasks necessary to work- especially simple tasks, like walking without falling down.
The Solution: If you prefer high heels, no worries. Choose a pair with thick heels. They're much more comfortable than skinny heels!
The Solution: This is a simple one; wear smaller earrings.