By Jennifer Bussell
One of the biggest challenges facing anyone in school – be it undergrad, grad, law, or medical – is building a go-to transitional style that takes you from campus to interviews to first job without a hitch.
Unless you’re blessed with amazing off-campus closets, you’re most likely lacking the requisite space to have two co-existing wardrobes. Even if you’re spatially blessed, funding “School Wardrobe” and “Career Wardrobe” does not come cheap. Until now.
Enter Lands’ End workwear. Over the past year I’ve witnessed this Midwestern-based retailer born of the catalog-era blossom from purveyor of “Classic (albeit a bit boring) Casual” to “Simple Style Star“.
Lands’ End, along with its cute cousin Canvas, has grown up to be chic, affordable, and – best of all – office-appropriate.
The latest Lands’ End Spring 2012 e-catalog showcases essentials such as colorful tees in super-soft Supima cotton which can be layered under a tailored jacket for a soft, refined look that’s camera-ready for a more creative office environment. Think ad agency, or dot.com start-up.
No iron? No problem! The classic button-down has been updated by Lands’ End with a no-iron stretch cotton fabric that goes from wash to dry to wear without fail. Pair a flirty floral print with a black pencil skirt or wide-leg trousers and top with a cardigan for professional polish. Think law firm, or corporate banking.
Ready for the weekend? Swap out the skirt for your fave pair of skinny jeans, and ditch the heels for road-warrior flats like these adorable Gatas canvas slip-ons in the style sheet below.
By thinking today about how you want to present yourself tomorrow ensures you’ll have a jump-start on a career-worthy wardrobe…leaving your classmates in your dust and still in their sweats.