Posts Categorized: reader requests

Reader Request: What’s “Wrong” With Dressing Casually As an Older Woman?

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Roxane had this question:

The standard fashion advice for older women (over 40) regarding jeans always seems to be to go for a more formal look (dark wash, lack of trendy decoration, etc. etc.). I understand this if the question is about how to wear jeans in a business-casual outfit or another “dressy” look. 

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Reader Requests: Formulas, Uniforms, and Office Attire

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Instead of tackling one question with a long-winded answer, here are a few that have come in over the past few months that pertain to related topics!

I’ve heard that many leaders choose a “work uniform” to avoid making decisions about what to wear each day. I love the idea, but I’m stuck on what my options might be. What work uniform options would you recommend I consider? (I’m a professional in my thirties, and my work environment is business casual.)

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Reader Request: Balancing Style and Appropriateness

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Reader Maddie sent me this request:

Something I think a lot about is how to balance “dressing for situations that require ‘appropriateness'” vs “dressing in a way that makes me feel awesome and cool.” Like you I’ve been trending much more edgy – cool recently, and it’s a balancing act to figure out how far to let that go when I’m on site with a customer at a big health system. For example, I’m not taking out my eight ear piercings, no sir, but should I balance that out by not wearing my pointy edgy heeled booties? Is a leather pencil skirt too much now that my hair is dyed dark and I’m not pairing it with a cheerful floral, but a dark blouse?

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