Dress: Ross — Shirt and bangle: Thrifted — Sandals: Target — Necklace: DIY — Earrings: Etsy
I do love to toe the work-appropriate line, don’t I?
We’re on summer hours at work now, though, which means we get to leave at 1pm on Fridays, which further means that I’m pretty sure nobody gives a rip about my clothing so long as it’s clean.
Sometimes I make unconscious assumptions about what’s work-appropriate and what’s not, and when I stop to interrogate those assumptions I’m not really sure why I have them. For instance: knotting. To me, knotting = casual = no bueno, but nary a peep was said against my rather stylishly knotted shirt!
Then again, I do work in a relatively permissive environment–no denim, but when I’ve gone into a creative gray area before with regards to my clothing, I’ve never been chastised. This may partially be because while I sometimes skew a little wacky or a little casual, I don’t go in with anything revealing or really untidy.
And I admittedly have the privilege of having a relatively flat chest, which means that it’s physically impossible for me to be reprimanded for showing cleavage. That’s one of the systemic office dress-code things that irks me the most–that folks may be more likely to experience stricter dress codes based on their body type.
Of course, lots of folks have written at length (and more coherently than me) on this very topic, like Nadine over at Already Pretty. What are you still doing here? Go read her post!