Sunday, November 13, 2016

3 Tips to Feel Comfortable in Officewear

Holly Phan Photography

One question I’m faced with when I get dressed for work in the morning is: “How do I look professional but feel comfortable?”  I work for a large, traditional company and my office work environment is mainly business casual. Business clothes and shoes can be uncomfortable sometimes so I strive to look polished but feel comfortable. But don’t worry, I’ve learned a few things along the way and I’m sharing with you:

Here are three tips to feel comfortable on but still look polished:

1.        A Slip On Shoe - way to instantly bring some comfort in our outfit is to embrace a slip on shoe.

As fun as heels are, I walk way too much at work to ruin a pair of cute heels. I happen to work in the largest manufacturing facility in the world which means that walking is a way of life. My walk from the parking lot to the office alone is 15 minutes. So I love slip on shoes because they’re a nice variation of flats and sneakers. They aren’t as casual as a sneaker and you can find a pair of more polished slip on shoes.  Don’t be afraid to trade your heels for a pair of slip on shoes!

2.       Wear a Dress – A dress is a great way to give you a break from slacks day after day. Dresses can be so comfortable especially if you find the right material. This cotton dress from Target has enough structure to pass as business casual and I can feel like I can breathe in the dress.

 3.       Wear a Collar – Like the third piece, a collar adds a sense of formality. Luckily we have so many choices today for collared blouses and dresses. You can look for softer materials like silks, chiffon, and knits while still finding collared items. You can also search for fun printed collared shirts like plaid, gingham, or polka dots! Whether you’re wearing a comfy dress or a stretchy pair of black slacks, wearing a collar helps transition your outfit to business casual.

Outfit details:

Navy Blazer – H&M

Dress – Target

Slip On Shoes – Nordstrom Rack

Bag – Kate Spade

I hope you enjoyed the post!




  1. This dress is adorable! Great Post!

  2. Love your tips! I second slip on shoes, I especially love the fur ones that have been trendy right now!

  3. Love these tips! When I started my first job I had a hard time figuring out what to wear (and how to feel comfortable). I found that wearing dresses made my mornings easier and were actually more comfortable then slacks! I love that dress from target :)

  4. You look stunning! Thanks so much for the tips.

  5. I love the tip about flats! As someone who is really tall I know that heels can be more than just uncomfortable at work they make people think you are scary. Your photographs are absolutely phenomenal.

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  7. I have always struggled with what to wear for interviews or more formal meetings! Thank you so much for this guide, now I have even more inspiration! Also, your photography is amazing.

  8. Wearing a collar is a great tip. I realize that most of my blouses do have some sort of collar. I never realized that before. Your outfit in the photos is adorable.

  9. HI from the LG Mastermind group! Great tip on the collar - definitely something I overlook pretty much all the time. I'm a sucker for dresses, though!

  10. Ugh, I NEEDED this!! I've been getting so discouraged with my work wardrobe and lack of comfort lately.

  11. Love discovering new blogs - and I love this! Thanks to the LG group, I found my way here and I'm glad I did. Your style is adorable and I totally agree with your tips. Slip on shoes are the bomb for the office!

  12. These pictures are gorgeous!! What camera do you use?

  13. That dress is so cute!! Those pics are gorgeous too! I'm officially transitioning from my wardrobe from university student to working professional and I'm definitely going to keep this all in mind!