Even when you like your job (and we sincerely hope you do!), there are days that can be a total drag. Unfortunately, no matter how annoying work gets, you still have to dress for it. Don’t give into the evil forces that turn nighttime/weekend fashionistas into boringly dressed cubicle clones. Drop the sensible cardigans and toss aside that pre-shrunken blazer! You really can show off your love of fashion while still on the clock. Fashion looks can quickly veer into office-inappropriate territory, but we’re here to make sure that you can combine your need for a regular paycheck and your love of modern, fashionable clothing — because it can definitely be done.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.