I’m lucky that I work in a creative office where pretty much anything goes when it comes to workwear. There are days when I show up in my skinny jeans and Converse sneakers (those are usually days that require early mornings and/or late nights), and then there are others when I feel like getting a little more dressed up. My job requires so much running around (pulling for shoots, meetings, castings) that I hardly ever wear heels to work. It’s usually ballet flats (I’m currently alternating between these and these) during the day, and then I keep a pair of heels in my bag to change into when I’m headed to cocktails after work.
Since my office is so flexible with the dress code, I can usually make one piece work several different ways. This blouse, for example, has become an instant favorite. The black-and-white print (It’s called “Tossed Hearts.” Love that.) allows for easy mixing and matching. I’ve worn it with my leather pants, jeans, and even printed pants. The same goes for the skirt. Blouses, sweaters…I even paired it with a t-shirt last week. The one thing that (almost) never changes about my office looks is the bag. It’s got to be a carryall of some sort. I rarely leave home without my iPad, my notebook, and there’s usually a magazine in there, too. I need a bag that can fit all of that – plus a couple of other things, too. Kate Spade’s Beau Bag has worked like a charm. I love the structured shape, and there’s plenty of room for whatever I want to tote around. The hidden pocket allows for extra organization, meaning my bag won’t turn into a giant black hole as it so often does.
Those are my workwear essentials. Tell me yours?
Photos by Molly Miller