Outfit for Work: Vol. 1

June 5, 2017
Hey everyone!  Sorry I have been gone from Classically Clad for awhile.  I had a pretty busy semester.  I am hoping the summer brings more time to blog.  (fingers crossed)  I thought starting my Outfit for Work series today would be fitting since today is my first day at my internship downtown!
I will be working in an advertising agency where the dress code varies from business professional to business casual.  Finding clothes that are appropriate for work, especially in the summer, can be difficult because of skirt lengths.  I hope this series throughout the summer is helpful.

What I wore: Blue ruffle bell sleeve top (from J. Crew) | White shift skirt (similiar from J. Crew) | Tortoise necklace (similar from J. Crew) | Black tote (from Tory Burch) | Gold flats (similar here)

The thing that I love about this outfit is that it is light weight and still looks professional because of the structured nature of the skirt.  The skirt, that I have linked above, is from J. Crew and it is one of their classic styles.  It looks like they discontinued the style, which I am so bummed about, but the skirt I linked above is similar and super cute.

Comfy shoes are another key factor in a work outfit.  These shoes are breathable and soft leather, giving them a lot of movement.  I can’t stand the hard sided flats that have been very popular over the last few years.  They always give me blisters

The last key aspect to this outfit, which I will have all summer, is my bag.  This Tory Burch tote is the perfect commuter bag.  It has a patten leather bottom that is easy to clean if I set my purse on the ground.  There are buttons along the top to ensure my belongings are safe and there are some pockets on the sides, which help keep my things organized.  I honestly have no complaints about the bag.

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For those of you that are also starting, or have already started internships, I wish you the best of luck this summer!  I would love for you to comment below about what staples you own that are working for your summer jobs.  Thank you so much for reading and following along with me.


  • Julie Harrigan

    June 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Beautiful post, Meg! Good luck on your first day at Starcom! Love you.

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