conservative office style Nov 13, 2016


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If you’re new around here and looking for my top tips on what to wear to an interview, check out this post for all the details on putting your best foot forward.  Today, I thought I’d share some of the best winter suits out there for those of you looking for a sharp cold-weather interview get-up, or for those of you in business formal offices that just need a winter work wardrobe refresh.  Whether you’re interested in a pencil skirt and jacket combo, a sleek sheath and blazer, or are a die-hard pants suit kinda girl, check out all of my favorites below!

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If you’re following along with the #30DRESSESin30DAYS series on instagram right now (username: @maryorton), you know that the suit I’m wearing today was my top pick for winter interviews.  With this set and several of the options in the flipbook above, I always recommend buying a suit that has lots of coordinating pieces.  In this case, there’s a suit jacket, sheath dress, and trouser all in the same glen plaid wool that allows for lots of interesting permutations with the same core three pieces.  And, you can even wear the suit jacket alone with a pair of jeans on Casual Friday (like I did in this post).  Options galore!

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DRESS: J. Crew  |  JACKET: J. Crew (matching pants also HERE) |  SHIRT: Brooks Brothers  |  SHOES: Saint Laurent (similar HERE and also love THESE)  |  TOTE BAG: Gigi New York (also love THIS ONE that’s perfect for work!) |  KNOT EARRINGS: Juliet & Company  |  LIP: NARS (Color: “Rikugien“)


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  1. Natali says:

    Perfect “interview day” kind of outfit, you’re looking breathtaking!

  2. wow, this outfit from J Crew looks amazing!

    Abigail Alice x

  3. Ashley says:

    PERFECT interview outfit!!

  4. Margo says:

    The layering is so on point. I always forget this trick with my sheath dresses in the winter.

  5. Marina says:

    WOW the dress looks amazing on you! Perfect fit.


  6. Lucy says:

    Gorgeous photos! This outfit just screams professional but you could wear both pieces in so many different ways! Thank you for sharing!

    Check out how I styled a band tee on the blog now |

  7. Maggie says:

    You always highlight the best work clothes!! Love it!

  8. Maria says:

    How do you keep the dress shirt underneath from looking bulky from riding up at the waist? Do you have to tuck it into spanx/pantyhose?

  9. Echo says:

    I love your style!! Would you please post more interview outfits for the winter season?

  10. Rosa Schmidt says:

    There are only a few bloggers around, who really know how to layer. Believe me, when I say, you belong to them!
    Love, love, love the outfit. Even though long blazers can look a bit old-fashioned combined with a dress, you prove me wrong!

    Thank you!

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