The Working Reading List: Learning “Business Professional”

by Rachel Yeomans | March 16th, 2012   

Business casual does seem to be taking over most workplaces, but I want to make sure we don’t forget the exceptions. Or most importantly, the rules. Corporate (a.k.a. business professional) attire is still very important, and not just at work but also at the evening event. You may be able to wear a long tunic with a belt and blazer with boots at the office, but you better not wear that when going to a work event. People say that there is a time and place for business casual – maybe we should start thinking the other way around. You may dress more casual, but there is a very important time and place for professional work wear. This week’s reading list is here to help give ideas and tips on making the most and styling up these more conservative moments to fit this business professional mode. Despite the higher amount of dress code restrictions, you can still show style!

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Student Fashion: Decoding Office Style for the Conservative Workplace
(TheWorkingWardrobe): Do you not know where to start when it comes to decoding fashion for the conservative workplace? We can help! Check out some times here.

What Not to Wear to Work (Forbes): Corporate attire is a topic that we all notice, but no one wants to discuss. What you wear to work has a major impact on how you’re perceived. Here are some tips from a business coach to make sure you make the right impression.

St. John Work Wear Brings Chic to Corporate (TheWorkingWardrobe): One of the leaders of corporate chic is St. John. Sometimes a blazer just looks THAT amazing!

Work Event Dress Codes, Decoded (The Daily Muse): When it comes to dress codes, men have things pretty easy. Suit or no suit, tie or no tie, a tux every now and then. Well, we’re making things almost as simple!

How to Crack the Corporate Dress Code (msnbc): There are a growing number of firms today throwing dress codes out the window and welcoming workplace fashion faux pas with open arms. Your Career, by Eve Tahmincioglu.

Stylish Dress: Avoiding the Corporate Drone Look (Real Men Real Style): It’s a rare man who makes it through life without ever holding a salaryman job — nine-to-five, five days a week; mandatory dress code.

Corporate Dress Code: Does the Suit Still Reign? (BizMe): Congrats–you’ve graduated! It’s finally time to turn in the t-shirts, jeans and flip flops you wore to class for a new work appropriate attire.