Category: Corporate Fashion

What to wear to work. Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen tackles all your questions about corporate fashion. What to wear to an interview, how to pack for business travel, how to look polished and professional on a budget, ways to dress when you walk or bike to work, how to look professional and stay warm in the winter (or cool in the summer), and much more. With decades of working in offices with a broad range of dress codes, Alison understands the unique sartorial needs of Corporate America.

Capsule Wardrobe: Low-Maintenance Office Style

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When you work a full-time job that doesn't pay you crazy bucks, your life is different from many of the fashion advice pieces in magazines and on the internet. Dry cleaning can be mad expensive. The idea of hand washing garments will cause such intense laughter tears will come to your eyes and you'll clutch your stomach. Ain't nobody got time for that. It sounds well and good to spend…

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What to Wear When Running for Political Office: The Woman Candidate’s Capsule Wardrobe

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This post contains affiliate links; if you click on a link and make a purchase Wardrobe Oxygen may make a small commission. It’s 2018 but when you Google what to wear when running for political office, what to wear for a political campaign, or any other similar search almost all advice is old and geared towards men.  Where's the advice for women political candidates? At the October Women’s Convention in Detroit,…

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The Best Office Jacket for Spring and Summer

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If you follow Wardrobe Oxygen on Facebook, you probably already know the answer to the post title – the best office jacket for spring and summer is a knit one. With a structured shape but made out of a soft stretchy fabric, this jacket will be the perfect way to transition from a sweltering summer outside to frigid cold temps in an overly air conditioned workplace. You can shove up…

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Ask Allie: Dressing Professionally in the Heat

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It’s already hot where I live and will only get hotter and humid. How can I look professional and stay cool? My lined suit pants are already feeling oppressive. Dresses! I’m all about dresses when the temps rise. You get the air flow, but you still look polished. Thing is, it’s all about cut and fabric. Wrong choice and you’re just as miserable as if you’re wearing acetate-lined tropical wool…

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Spring Capsules, Travel, and Trends with NIC+ZOE [Sponsored]

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Nordstrom asked me to share the NIC+ZOE Spring collection and I had no problem saying yes. In the past year, NIC+ZOE has become a favorite brand for me to recommend because of its blend of classic styling and incorporating trends, its reasonable price for the quality, and it’s broad selection of sizes and lengths. I was especially thrilled to share the Spring NIC+ZOE collection because it’s like a pre-made capsule…

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Capsule Wardrobe Tips: Merging Work and Weekend Style

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Hi Alison, I love your capsule collection posts but I find myself struggling with the idea in my own closet. I work in a fairly conservative office and though I don't have to wear suits every day, I feel like I have 2 wardrobes – work and weekend. Do you have any advice for those of us that cannot mix workday and weekend wardrobes? At a previous job, I worked…

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My Real-life Capsule Wardrobe

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I’ve been noticing lately that while I have a closet full of clothes, I’m only wearing a few pieces on a regular basis. Without even realizing it, I have started dressing in a capsule manner. While I don’t stick to only these pieces, 80% of the time you will find me in these clothes and if I had the desire to pare down completely, I think this mix would have…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Feminine Menswear. Think Diane Keaton meets Ellen DeGeneres. Business Casual and perfect for an active creative women over 40 or over 50

Capsule Wardrobe: Feminine Menswear

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I’m 62. I’m slim and small of bust. I run, bike, and do yoga and still work full-time. I like clothing, but I never seem to buy the right thing. I shop and shop, I’m ashamed to admit I have more than one closet in my home filled to the brim yet I never seem to have anything to wear. I found your site through Pinterest and the ‘Old but…

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