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When my blogger boo Ashley from FabEllis approached me about participating in her Fab Werkwear series I was especially excited to find out the topic was wearing leather to work! Y’all know I love leather and if styled correctly it is definitely work appropriate.
Although I don’t work in an extremely formal work environment I still pay close attention to what I deem appropriate or not for my office setting. There are a few rules I follow to making sure my leather pieces are work/office appropriate. Here they are below:
1. Although I love leather pants, I typically don’t wear them to work. They are harder to style and keep work appropriate. Sidenote: If I didn’t work in a slightly traditional office I would wear my leather pants to work. You should too if you have more creative licenses!
2. I stick to a few shapes for leather skirts in the work place: pleated, pencil, and circle are all great options.
3. Don’t wear any leather too tight or too short. You will spend your day pulling your skirt down. Or at least I always do.
4. Monochromatic looks work better in the office setting. I like to tone it down when I wear a rich material such as leather. If you work in a creative environment go for other colors!
5. Try a leather dress! They look amazing and work so well with layering. I mean check out Ashley’s amazing look over at FabEllis.
6. Don’t discount how well a leather jacket or blazer can work in the office! To some it seems like simple outerwear but it can be a serious outfit booster especially if worn in a different color!
7. Be confident in your outfit!!!
I hope these tips help y’all! I appreciate Ashley at FabEllis for inviting me to participate in this post! I love collaborating with other bloggers! Head over to her blog to see her take on wearing leather to work and her Fab Werkwear series. So what do you think? Do you wear leather to work? Do you think its work appropriate?
Also, I am starting a new series called “9 to 5 Just to Stay Alive” to discuss work wear. Let me know if there is something you want me to cover!