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.

What Not to Wear Your First Week of Work
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What Not to Wear Your First Week of Work

Whether you are starting a new job, changing offices, or beginning an internship on the Hill, it’s important to start your new position on the right foot. While it is important to be yourself, there are some things you just should not wear the first week on the job, no…

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Nightime to Day: How to Wear Formal Fabrics Before 5pm
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Nightime to Day: How to Wear Formal Fabrics Before 5pm

I can’t help but think of the jingle for for the now-defunct Citizen’s Bank of Maryland when I see today’s evening for day fashion trends. Daytime, nighttime, Saturday too… current trends are encouraging fabrics and embellishments that had previously been reserved for after 5pm. How does one wear evening fabrics…

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Ask Allie: Going Corporate With Color
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Ask Allie: Going Corporate With Color

Hi Allie, I’ve just started an internship in the technology section of a large investment bank and have been wrestling with what to wear. Do you think that colourful clothes are acceptable in a business environment if the silhouette and material is formal?  The dress code for my team is…

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Ask Allie: Work Appropriate Sandals for Spring
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Ask Allie: Work Appropriate Sandals for Spring

Hi Allie, I’m in desperate need of stocking up on new work-appropriate sandals for summer and am not having luck. Any suggestions? My office is business casual/jeans on Fridays. Typical D.C. area gov’t office. I like my feet to be comfortable but don’t want to look too fuddy-duddy (I’m 31).…

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What to Wear to a Conference
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What to Wear to a Conference

At some time in your life you will attend a conference. It may be for your church, your blog, your job. These days it seems that everyone is sponsoring one, and everyone is attending. So with all these conferences on your agenda, what the heck are you supposed to wear?…

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What to Wear When Working From Home
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What to Wear When Working From Home

Many readers write to me, stating that my staples and many of my posts do not work for them because they either work from home, or are stay at home mothers or wives. As someone who never did work from home, I would always respond back that there is life…

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Ask Allie – Fighting That Office Chill
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Ask Allie – Fighting That Office Chill

Allie:Do you have any suggestions about working in a freezing office and looking professional? Right now I’m wearing a heavy hoodie on top of a cardigan…and unless I have to go to a meeting, that’s how it will be all day. I was thinking about a long sweater, but they…

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Expensive Doesn’t Always Equal Appropriate
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Expensive Doesn’t Always Equal Appropriate

I know you readers have my mantra memorized – Quality, not Quantity. Quality can come at any price range, and appropriateness can too. Often times we confuse a high pricetag with formality. Just because a frock is designer (or at a designer price) it does not mean it’s always the…

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