OLD SCHOOL PICTURE FROM WHEN I WAS 21
Job instability and other things eventually led me to the decision to pursue a different career. Unfortunately, this meant that I would have to get used to a dress code. Where I work, the dress code is "professional" (skirts/dresses/dress pants; no jeans or t-shirts, etc) and one must dress somewhat conservatively. Thankfully, where I work the dress code is not QUITE as strict as it is at other places where I could work and I am a good employee so I get away with wearing my earrings and facial piercings and having some of my back tattoo somewhat visible. (Even though I am not heavily pierced or tattooed AT ALL, some people still have a big problem with these sorts of things). It was hard for me to adjust to dressing "properly" at first, but as an adult you just have to suck it up and deal with this sort of thing sometimes. I have come to realize that regardless of what I am wearing I am still the same person and can have the same interests, I just have to behave myself in the appearance department when I am working.
Even when dressing for work, I still try to have a bit of fun with it and add some slightly "alternative" touches to keep things interesting. One thing I like to do is crack out the animal print! Animal print is fun but can still be worn in a work- appropriate manner. I also like to wear mainstream-looking black boots for fall and winter.
|Sweater and belt: Le Chateau, Tights: H & M, Leopard print dress, Suzy Sheir, Boots: Brown's Shoes.|
|Snake-print dress and belt: Le Chateau, Boots: Aldo.|
|Top, skirt and bracelet: Le Chateau.|
Do you have to follow a dress code at work? What do you do to keep from getting too bored with your work wear?