What Do You Wear to Work? Nine Cup of Jo Readers Share Their Real-Life Looks


Two years back, we showcased 6 audience sporting their work outfits. Lately, we requested visitors yet again what they don to work and we acquired hundreds of wonderful e-mails. (They ended up difficult to narrow down!) Currently, we’re excited to share nine females — from the campaign trail to the classroom — on what they wear regularly…

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Identify: Andrea
Job: Marriage Supervisor at finance organization
Site: New York Town
Style: “I want to look professional without having staying stuffy. (My work design icon is Kerry Washington in Scandal!) My purpose involves a great deal of vacation where by I have to have to costume well, but also be snug as I’ll be on my feet a large amount. I glimpse for apparel that are straightforward to pack and do not wrinkle conveniently. If I’m not in block heels, flats are my go-to shoe. My mantra is to ‘buy less, splurge on quality staples.’ Most loved brand names are Concept, Banana Republic and COS.”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Title: Nancy
Job: Standard Counsel and Main Talent Officer of a non-gain
Spot: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Style: “Our business society is really peaceful, which is a modify from the office society of my prior perform daily life at two massive legislation firms. When I store for function garments, I appear for parts that bridge the gap concerning dressy and relaxed, that have a little bit of movement so I’m assured no issue what the day provides, and pieces I’m not desperate to acquire off when I get home at the finish of the day.”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Identify: Paulina
Career: Sommelier
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Model: “When I initial begun functioning at our small, bustling cafe, dressing myself was a obstacle. I retail outlet my wine in various spots all over the restaurant because of to negligible storage — necessitating ladders, crouching and reaching. I’ve settled into a uniform of a bodysuit, significant-waisted trousers and trusty clogs (each and every girl in the cafe proudly wears Danskos!). This commonly means I’m dressed in all black, but recently I have been accessorizing with manicures, earrings and scrunchies. I’m constantly prepared for an inevitable wine spill!”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Name: Leslie Teng
Job: Company attorney
Location: New York City
Model: “Our legislation firm’s dress code is ‘business informal,’ so I try to keep it expert, alongside with pleasurable prospers. That implies daytime sequins (thank you for paving the way, Jenna Lyons), assertion necklaces, and colourful footwear. I also enjoy with styles — a voluminous sweater with a sleek skirt, for instance. I’m not major on make-up, but my do the job model will normally include things like a touch of lipstick it presents me an additional enhance as I’m about to offer with shoppers, even if it’s over the cellphone and they just can’t see me.”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

“I imagined it was only appropriate to pose in front of my big wall calendar. My boyfriend produced it as a gift when we moved to commence my task. It’s the command middle that runs my daily life!”

Name: Rebecca
Task: Professor of Conversation Experiments
Location: Las Vegas
Design and style: “I’m a professor and there’s no dress code, but as a youthful female, the classroom can truly feel so susceptible! I want my get the job done dresses to be foolproof so I can be exuberant about theory, operate all around the place examining on my students as they perform, and so on. I’d describe my operate design as really straightforward and a very little fashionable. I thrift a lot of my garments. I definitely like silk shirts, and I don’t assume I’ll ever get just one new — they’re abundant on the web and in nearby thrift suppliers. I appear for makes like Devices. Prior to I began thrifting, I thought that only incredibly artsy people could shop at thrift suppliers, but I find plenty of my ‘Plain Jane’ get the job done style at thrift merchants, much too! When my college students convey to me some thing I’m donning is ‘cool,’ I acquire it as a badge of honor. It’s tough to get the 18 to 22-12 months-aged vote!”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Photo taken on a perform excursion in Mongolia.

Title: Megan
Work: Catastrophe Reaction Coordinator
Spot: Anchorage, Alaska
Model: “I’m an crisis manager in Alaska, which implies I prepare for responding to functions like Hazmat releases, earthquakes, floods, volcanos, wildfires, and so on. There is no common day for me. My go-to outfit is a cashmere sweater, silky tank prime, scarf, and darkish clean jean. I haunt destinations like Nordstrom Rack and consignment suppliers for bargains, and only buy things I enjoy that suit with the neutral colour palette of my closet. It might not seem to be like specialist apparel to ‘lower 48ers,’ but Alaska is laid-again by all accounts — it is completely satisfactory to use rubber boots, a ripped-up sweat shirt, and Carhartt bibs although smelling faintly of diesel and salmon, to a great eating institution.”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Title: Eda
Career: Environmental engineer
Area: Ankara, Turkey
Type: “Dress code at the Ministry is very official, but if I’m not attending a conference, I are likely to dress in intelligent-relaxed. These comfortable heels add a pop of shade, and my culottes are easy to pair with anything. Remaining 5’3, I like donning superior-waisted pants and skirts, given that they makes me appear taller. As a man or woman who religiously follows Cup of Jo, I’m impressed by the week of outfits posts.”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Name: Madison
Job: Deputy Finance Director for U.S. Senate marketing campaign
Locale: Austin, Texas
Style: “I acquired this match on sale at Macy’s as a #TreatYoSelf invest in when I uncovered out that my previous manager was functioning for place of work yet again! Feeling effective in my clothes served quiet the self-doubt right below the surface area inquiring ‘Who the hell permit you do this position?’ Political strategies can move speedily, so following 6 months of waitressing and making use of for employment I experienced about one week to pack up, move to Texas, and aid launch a U.S. Senate marketing campaign. I was so happy to have this accommodate in my closet when my manager and I experienced to just take a pretty big fundraising vacation — a day packed with donor meetings and ending with a fundraising reception. I like gathering powerful, company-professional parts, so when an occasion arrives up, what I require is there.”

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Real Women Share Their Work Looks

Name: Nicole
Task: Art instructor
Spot: Portland, Oregon
Type: “I channel Ms. Frizzle‘s fashion, but like, an artsy Ms. Frizzle. I like to have on lots of styles, and gown in a way that can get started silly conversations with my students. I also hardly ever don just about anything way too pricey since 1) lecturers really do not have a ton of funds to throw close to, and 2) art is MESSY. My favourite factors to have on in the artwork space are patterned dresses and skirts with sneakers or flats. Academics rarely sit down, so I gown for motion. And I have worn splatter patterned leggings when painting murals, so the inescapable stains wouldn’t be recognizable, ha!”

What do you wear to function? We’d enjoy to hear…

P.S. The best comfy work pants and a $2 operate lunch.



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