Would You Wear this to Work? Is it a Do or Don’t?

Sometimes the line between too much and too little is hard to draw straight. What's appropiate and what's not for work? Take a look at these conflicting styles, then take a quiz to see what you think about professional fashion.

Sometimes the line between too much and too little is hard to draw straight. What's appropiate and what's not for work? Take a look at these conflicting styles, then take a quiz to see what you think about professional fashion.

With all the bling and pizzazz out there, especially if you’re a creative type, it’s hard to differentiate what’s appropriate for work and what isn’t. I mean nail art is mainstream. Body glitter is sold at the drug store. Neons are normal. It’s all so vibrant and beautiful, but when it comes to work (sadly) we have to tame ourselves (or so it seems). As I’m getting dressed in the morning, looking passed my bright lipsticks for the moderate ones, I wonder, “Could I pull some bright lipstick off today?” Or while rummaging through the closet for something clean, I’ll think, “Well, this shirt is nice. It’s just a little low in the front. Can I still wear it?”

Would you wear this to work?Compare how one woman wears one look to another woman wearing the same “ingredients.”

Too pretty to turn down…

Take a look at these photos below, then take the quiz, Would You Wear This to Work? In the photos, compare how one woman wears one look to another woman wearing the same “ingredients.” What seems like so obviously a no-go for work that might look clownish or overly dramatic in one picture, then looks sophisticated and bold in another. For example, hot pink lips I imagine as a complete “DO NOT” wear to work item, but Alexis Bledel somehow makes it look sophisticated…

Would you wear this to work? How to figure out the differences between work appropiate wear and inappropiate wear.

Christina Aguilera rocks these Barbie doll lips well, but on stage. Hot pink lips seem like an obvious don’t for work, but are they?

Would you wear this to work? How to figure out the differences between work appropiate wear and inappropiate wear.

Here, on Alexis Bledel, the color looks pretty and bold, perhaps pretty enough for work?

Or how about glittery makeup? A little pixie dust?

Would you wear this to work? How to figure out the differences between work appropiate wear and inappropiate wear.

Ooooo, so pretty right? Hypnotizing… probably too distracting for work though, might get confetti in someone’s coffee…bummer.

Would you wear this to work? How to figure out the differences between work appropiate wear and inappropiate wear.

How about this? I think I could pull this off at work. Or could I?

Don’t you love that messy hair is in now? But what defines too messy for work?

Would you wear this to work? How to figure out the differences between work appropiate wear and inappropiate wear.

I mean, maybe the lioness look might get me somewhere…a little intimidation never hurt right? 😉

Would you wear this to work? How to figure out the differences between work appropiate wear and inappropiate wear.

So, this, you see, looks great! Volume that can keep itself together at work, or would the hairspray eventually wear off, making the bang fall in front of my face while trying to read?

What do you think of giant jewelry? How much is too much?

Would you wear this to work? See some of the many Dos and Don'ts in professional fashion. There's a fine line between too much and too little.

Look at these big pearls! Fit for a mermaid! Fit for work?

Would you wear this to work? See some of the Dos and Don'ts of professional wear. What do you think?

Here’s the big jewelry I wear to work sometimes. Yes, that’s me on the train taking a, hopefully, subtle selfie. Do you think it’s too much?

 

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