Tips for Dressing Stylish at Work |

Hi fam!

How are you guys?! I’ve missed you!

Guess what?! This is the first time I’ve posted since I am a newly MARRIED woman!!! Not to spoil anything, but it could not have been a more beautiful day. Stay tuned for when I have the photos, and I will share everything more in depth at a later post. :)

As many of you know, I’m currently in a new life transition, as I started my first full-time position as a school counselor this August. In honor of my new position, I thought I would share a post on my personal tips on how I dress stylish for work. When I first started my career a few months ago, I found it difficult to shop for professional clothes that weren’t frumpy or boring. I desired to keep my signature style but struggled with differentiating between what was professional and what wasn’t.

Without further ado, here are some of my tips for dressing stylish at the office!

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1.) Prints are your BFF

Oh, how I love wearing fun prints! I will be honest, when I first saw these pants on the rack at Express, I couldn’t decide if I at first loved or hated them. After trying them on, it’s safe to say that I was in love. I absolutely adore the black + brown combination, and the pinstripe flares. SUPER fun.

An easy way to spice up any outfit for the office is to add some prints to you wardrobe. Prints are EVERYWHERE this season…whether you are shopping for dress pants or blouses, you are sure to find something adorable! My favorite stores to shop for work clothes include Express and Maurices.

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2.) Dress in layers

Another fun way to spice up your professional look is to layer pieces together. I love layering because not only does it feel super cozy and warm (try living through frozen Wisconsin winters!), but it adds a fun touch to your style. Layering gives you the opportunity to get creative! For example, try layering a ruffled blouse with a leather jacket or a blazer, with a chunky necklace.

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3.) Take a risk!

The whole point of dressing stylish for work is to go against the norms that may already in place at the office. Of course, always err on the side of professionalism, but don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. As long as your outfit is not distracting you from being productive at work, and you are expressing yourself in a tasteful manner, people will envy your ability to exude confidence and creativity!

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Other current trends that I’m dying to incorporate into my office wardrobe include:

– Pinstriped pants
 -Printed pants
– Ruffled blouses
– Turtlenecks + chunky necklaces
Mid Rise pants
– Casual jeggings 
– Blazers
Chunky Knits

What are your favorite styles to wear to work? Leave me a comment below! XO

P.S. I hope you all know how much I miss blogging on a regular basis. I hope to get back into my old routine sooner than later! I can hardly wait to share those wedding photos with you. Thanks for always being such loyal, caring, supportive readers! I don’t know what I would do without you. <3

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  • Ebony-Rose Vienna

    Seriously, you must be the only woman that could pull off those pants! You look amazing! X

    Ebony-Rose ||

    • Oh my gosh, that is such a huge compliment! Thank you so much <3

  • Congrats pretty lady!!!! I can’t wait to see wedding pictures. I love your work look and tips so much! I’m all about the layers too. Those pants are amazing! I hope your job is fantastic!

    • Aw thank you so much, sweetie! You are always so sweet and intentional with your comments and that means so much to me. <3

  • I do branch out and do some prints, but I really struggle with “branching out” since gaining so much weight. I want people to NOT notice my weight so I tend to hide in frumpiness pretty often. But I know that isn’t the right way to think about it.

    • Girl, don’t be so hard on yourself! You are beautiful just the way you are!

  • Yolanda

    Congrats on getting married and starting a new career!! I love your outfit but have never really thought of striped pants. But man – they look great! I am happy boot season will be here soon as I can never get enough of great boots all the time!

    • Aw thank you, Yolanda! Haha like I said, when I first saw the pants, I couldn’t tell if I loved or hated them! I bet they’d look great on you 😉

  • Congratulations! On the job AND marriage! Sounds like things are going great for you. I love business casual dress. Thank for the tips!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, Amanda! xo

  • YASSSS girl! You rock anything you wear, but I totally love the professional look on you, mostly because you know how to make it your own. Those pants and blouse together are beautiful on you, Chelsea! Also, I can’t wait to see your wedding photos when you get them back!

    • Thank you so much, Summer! I wish I could share the photos with you right NOW haha. And thank you for the feedback! I’m hoping to incorporate more posts like this in the future :)

  • How cute are you?! Love printed items to dress up my workwear myself. So excited to see your wedding photos. I’m sure you were a stunning bride.

    • Thank you so much, Jenny! You are the sweetest. And agreed, prints are so fun!

  • Love the outfit! I was my legs were a little longer, so I could wear pants like this too. And of course, congratulations!!!

    • Hehe I’m sure you could, no matter how long your legs are! These pants are made for ALL body types. Thanks, babe!