Monthly Archives: January 2014
conservative office style Jan 31, 2014
casual office style Jan 27, 2014
creative office style Jan 24, 2014
Photos by Kayleigh Smith
casual office style Jan 22, 2014
To tuck or not to tuck, that is the… ok I’ll spare you the cliché.
As pictured above, an untucked blouse offers another way to rock the crop top trend (last seen here) in a work environment where exposing your stomach is less than optimal. The length of the shirt balances the proportions offset by the cropped silhouette, yet forces us to confront the “untucked” issue at the office.
For those of you in very formal and conservative work environments, this trend may not be on the docket for you. However, in a lot of business casual, creative, or entirely casual professional settings, the untucked look can be a good one—if executed properly.
A couple rules of the road: (1) the shirt needs to be finished on the bottom; and (2) the visible bottom of the shirt needs to be ironed and wrinkle-free. The point of these two guidelines? To make your life miserable. To ensure that the ensemble looks like a deliberate style decision rather than a sloppy mistake. If you’re not careful, it can end up looking like the collateral damage of a doozy hangover.
(Not that I know what it’s like. It’s… what I understand it’s like from 20/20.)
As with all ensembles, this look isn’t for every work environment, and probably is best worn on a “business as usual” day at the office rather than the day you have an important client meeting or are meeting with the CEO.
conservative office style Jan 15, 2014
Photos by Claire O’Boyle