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 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

Capsule Wardrobes Corporate Fashion Fashion Advice

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

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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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Capsule Wardrobe: Business Casual for a Teacher

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I love your capsule wardrobes- I am trying to construct one for myself right now and I find it challenging. I work in a school with a ‘business casual'-type dress expectation, but I teach special education preschoolers. I like to look put-together for work, yet need clothing that will stand up to climbing up slides, being stepped on, avoiding dragging in paint and glue, sitting on the floor and chasing…

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Mastering the Poncho Trend for Fall

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I just got back from a trip to Europe and ponchos were EVERYWHERE! I never really liked the look before, but this time around I'm actually thinking about getting one. Can you recommend a few styles that might work for more than one season? How do I style it other than over skinny jeans? Which styles of ponchos/capes are most flattering for different body types? Or maybe I'm totally bonkers…

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Talbots Fall 2015 Plus Size Collection and Style Guide

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I know I just shared Talbots last week, but I was pretty psyched to see that they're recognizing their plus size/Woman collection with its very own style guide.  Talbots invited the stylish Tanesha Awasthi from the blog Girl With Curves to share her insights and style tips. While I see style guides on a pretty regular basis in my inbox, it's rare to see one so polished and featuring nothing…

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Ask Allie: Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Post-college Orientation

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I'm starting an internship and I'm really excited about it! But first, I have a 10 day orientation in North Carolina. The internship directors told us to dress “casual” but to me (as a very recent college grad) that's whatever t-shirt is clean and shorts that have seen better days. I want to pack everything in my carry-on and I'm assuming I'll need clothes to wear for nights out! I…

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Talbots Fall 2015 Lookbook Sneak Peek

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This summer underwhelmed me when it came to Talbots – too nautical, too matronly yet also too cutesy for my tastes. However, checking out Talbots’ Fall Look Book got me excited.  One of the benefits of being a blogger is getting to see some of the collections early.  I scrolled through the online display and kept saying YAAAASSSSSS! THIS is the Talbots I love – classic, simple, understated, yet feminine…

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