1 Zipper Pencil Skirt, 3 Office Dress Codes

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Hey guys, I know it’s been a while since my last fashion post but I’m back. With the new direction I’m trying to take for the blog this year (you may have noticed I’m trying to do more diverse posts). I want my all my posts to be valuable and more than just me chatting about an outfit (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I want my readers to leave with something from each post.

For my first  fashion post  of the year I’ve styled a zipper pencil skirt from Mr Price, in 3 different ways. Specifically looking at the different dress code terminology that is often thrown our way but isn’t so easy to decode.

  • Look 1- Business Formal: Straight to the Boardroom

If you work in a more strict environment this one is for you. Though I added my own twist, I wouldn’t recommend folding the sleeves like I did with my shirt. I turned my skirt around and wore it backwards for this look as I think it makes it a bit more appropriate. Keep it to minimal accessories, neutral colors and ‘suit’ like pieces (tailored pants, blazers, button down shirts and even full suits if possible) and avoid too many accessories.

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Shoes- Call it Spring | Shirt- Mr Price | Bracelet- Woolworths

  • Look 2: Business Casual or Semi-Formal

This is one of the more common office dress codes. All it means is stick to formal business pieces (suit-like pieces) but play around with it and add your own twist- be it bright colors or a fun top or accessories.

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Shoes- Forever New | Jersey top – Mr Price

  • Look 3: Casual

If you work in this environment then lucky you! Casual means whatever you want it to mean, no blazers or other formal pieces required. And even if you find yourself dressed more business casual it works in this environment too..

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Shoes- Edgars | Top- Mr Price | Leather jacket – Zara| Choker- Lovisa

What’s the dress code where you work?

Leave a comment below 🙂

xo Pelo.

2 Comments

  • Lebo February 4, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Hi Pelo,

    Thanx for the post. I find that its always so difficult to find skirts and things that one can style in different ways. This is a great help. “Casual Friday” outfits just got a whole lot easier 🙂

    Thanx again. Have a good weekend

    Reply
    • Pelontle Mosimege February 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      Hey Lebo 🙂
      I know right? especially with stand out pieces like the skirt with the bold zipper it can be hard to figure out what’s appropriate…
      I’m happy you liked it
      Have an amazing week <3

      Reply

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