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.

Summer Office Wear – Beating the Heat with Professionalism
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Summer Office Wear – Beating the Heat with Professionalism

When the temps and humidity rise, the last thing you want to do is wiggle into a crisp button-front shirt or shrug into a tailored blazer or lined suiting trousers. How to stay polished at the office when it’s the peak of summer outside? My go-to look is a breezy…

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Summer Capsule Work Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color
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Summer Capsule Work Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color

Living in the hot and humid DC area, I understand the difficulty of appearing polished and professional when the temperatures rise. Though it’s tempting to throw your hair in a quick ponytail and wear the skimpiest and lightest weight clothing in our closet, it’s important to dress appropriately for the…

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Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color
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Plus Size Capsule Wardrobe – Business Casual with Color

I’ve been a SAHM for seven years to three great kids while hopping across the globe as a military wife, but I’m ready to head back to work and will hopefully go back to teaching high school English this fall. My wardrobe is VERY bare bones and consists of cheap,…

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Ask Allie: Starch-Free Corporate Capsule Wardrobe
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Ask Allie: Starch-Free Corporate Capsule Wardrobe

Hi Alison – I love your blog and visit daily! Your capsule wardrobes are what really drew me in. The ability to mix-and-match separates to create versatile outfits is such a plus, and something I’d like to ask about. You see, I’m considering starting my own business, and will need…

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Ask Allie: Looking Professional When You Feel Like Crap
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Ask Allie: Looking Professional When You Feel Like Crap

Dear Allie, don’t yell at me but sometimes I don’t want to get dressed up, but I work in a corporate environment (no jeans, no sneakers, no logo tee shirts). It’s usually after a night out or that week before Aunt Flo but sometimes I just feel like it. What…

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Ask Allie: Machine Washable Business Casual Capsule Wardrobe
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Ask Allie: Machine Washable Business Casual Capsule Wardrobe

I’m 42 and just went back to working in an office after years being a SAHM and then a WAHM. The office is business casual and with three boys at home and a crazy schedule I’d like everything machine washable. I am petite and carry my weight in my hips…

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Ask Allie: Styling A Red Sheath Dress for All Seasons
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Ask Allie: Styling A Red Sheath Dress for All Seasons

I recently purchased this Tahari red ponte long sleeve sheath and it fits like a glove. I am trying to incorporate more Project 333 rules into my wardrobe collection and I’d like to make use of it in every season (maybe not dead of summer). Could you offer some styling…

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Ask Allie: Well-made Ankle Pants for Work
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Ask Allie: Well-made Ankle Pants for Work

A few months ago I bought a pair of Old Navy Pixie pants in black, and I loved them. Comfy, appropriate enough for where I worked at the time, great for weekends, etc. But I recently changed jobs and my new job has a stricter dress code – Pixie pants…

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