Mom Style Sunday – Volume 2

One of the things that was hard for me when I started working was figuring out what to wear. You know when you’re a kid, and you see all those women in power suits on TV? When I first started working, I thought I had to be one of those people… and as a result, I had a steady rotation of suits in my closet.

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Pleione Top (similar here) | Cardigan & Emer Straight Leg Pants (Stitch Fix) | Michael Kors “Fulton” Flats | Bar Necklace (similar) | Earrings from Nickel & Suede

But you know what? Suits get boring after a while, and after working in a corporate environment for the past 5+ years, I know that they’re not necessary for every day. In fact, I don’t think I’ve worn a suit to work once in my current job. A suite doesn’t automatically equal business attire, and in my case, it would just be overkill. That said, I do believe it’s really important to dress professionally, regardless of your role.

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I work in administration for an accounting firm. That means that even though I don’t work with clients directly, there’s a chance that I’ll be greeting them and interacting with them on behalf of the people I support. I may be the first face they see, and it’s so important for my work wear to present an impression that’s friendly, approachable, and professional.

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I tend to follow a simple formula for office outfits. If I pick a pattern, I generally keep it only on one piece. I nearly always wear a cami under blouses, just in case, and I try to just mix and match the tops and bottoms in my closet. This outfit is one I wear fairly regularly – my pants are my beloved Emers from Stitch Fix and are so comfortable – they seriously feel like I’m wearing yoga pants to work. (I do often wish they had pockets though.) The top is one I snagged at Nordstrom Rack a while back. I really like wearing a bright, saturated color close to my face since I think it brightens up my skin tone. I typically round it out with my ever expanding collection of cardigans, since my office temperature can vary. I nearly always wear flats, and these Michael Kors ones are my favorites.

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The best thing about this outfit is that not only is it professional, but it’s also comfortable. I can take it straight from work to playing with Abbie if I want to. Versatility is one of the things I look for most in my wardrobe, and while I wear these pieces to work often, they’re great on the weekends too.

What do you wear to work? Do you follow a general formula like I do?

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Jess Beer is a full-time working mom of two girls who writes about motherhood, wellness, easy meals and style.

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  1. Great outfit and love the pink on you! I was an accountant in my former life and while I never needed to wear a suit (other than on interviews) I did need to “dress up”. My husband gets to wear jeans to work, but I always wore dress pants and a nice blouse. And cardigans were often worn even if just to keep me warm in a chilly office. I do remember liking to buy fun shoes to add some personality, but I also was only 23 at the time ;).

    1. Thanks! I do occasionally do fun shoes… But only if they’re flats. No way am I wearing heels anymore if I can wear flats instead! And call me crazy but some of my pairs of dress pants are my more comfortable ones!

    1. Oh thanks honey! And I’m so glad you like it – I actually changed it about six months ago but still love it as much as the day it was installed! Have a great week, hope all is well over there!

  2. Nice outfit! You look great in pink! I can’t do it because I naturally have pinkish skin, so it just draws attention to it. I’m a teacher, and I wear dark jeans almost every day with an open linen shirt w/coordinating tank underneath. I’m on the perpetual diet and always put off buying clothes. I really need new clothes! I like this series …

    1. Thank you! Glad you’re enjoying it! I actually have pinkish skin too, but if it’s a dark pink like this, I can do it. Blush is s no-go for me though – I would almost disappear!

  3. This is such a great work outfit! Professional, yet comfortable. My current job is SUPER casual and I thought I would like it (I mean, I DO like wearing flip flops to work) but I do kind of miss the business casual from my last job. I need to figure out a way to wear jeans and still be cute, although it does open a lot of new doors in terms of outfit choices for me.

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