What To Wear To Work OOTD!

Hello lovelies! Since I have just graduated from college and in the process of applying for jobs, I got a seasonal position back at Nordstrom! I’ve worked at the department store seasonally on and off since I was 18, so I’m very familiar with retail etiquette and how to build bonds with customers. I really enjoy the environment there and the company is honestly so good to their employees. I feel very lucky to have a place there. That being said, I’ve had to do a bit of shopping so my wardrobe fits the dress guidelines. I’ve found some great pieces that would work for your average work day for many people! Thought I’d share that today on the blog, so keep reading to see the look!

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What I love so much about this outfit is how casual but put together it is. For my job, we cannot have any rips or holes in our jeans, which is a bummer for me because that’s all I ever buy, LOL. These jeans however, have been a pleasant surprise for me. I love how the bottoms are cut so they look asymmetrical and geometric. I’m all about that geometric look! They’re also a bit high waisted, which is something I really love in a good pair of jeans. Luckily the high waisted look has been very in style lately, so I’ve taken full advantage!

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Okay, let’s just talk about this top for a minute. The stripes..the tie…the hood! I can’t get enough of it. This is what I call effortless style. I love when I can put one piece of clothing on and it creates a complete look! This top is super flowy, (which of course, if you know me, is practically all I buy) especially when it comes to the sleeves. The bell sleeves give such an elegant, yet bohemian vibe which is also repeated in the hood. I would have never though to put a hood on a top like this, but I seriously adore it. It’s also a bit of a crop top, making it the perfect summer statement piece. As you may have noticed from my last OOTD, I’ve been super into stripes and I’m not sorry about it!

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Outfits like these are great when it comes to working. Walking around for hours in a store, at a restaurant, or in an office can get a bit tiring. Having something that I’m comfortable walking a lot in, but is also super fashionable is what I strive for. If you’re looking for some great work outfits, try aiming for comfortable blouses that can be dressed up with jewelry, hair, and makeup (if you’re into that).

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These shoes from Madewell have been my prized possession for a few weeks now. I wore them to my Graphic Design portfolio review, and they were absolutely perfect. Of course, with any heeled shoe, they got a bit uncomfortable around the fifth hour, but I can honestly say they’re some of the best heeled sandals I have. The material is actually very soft and flexible, which was great for being on my feet that day. I think they work very well with the blue stripes in this blouse as well. Unfortunately, I probably won’t be able to wear them during work, but for a casual look I’ll definitely be rocking them!

Hope you all loved this OOTD! I’m bringing both these piece to Europe with me and this top has been all over my Instagram! I also hope you don’t mind my little fiddle leaf plant making a cameo in all of my OOTD’s. It’s just the perfect accent to my room and brightens up my photos. As of right now, I’m in London so again, if you have any great places in mind that you’d recommend, please let me know down in the comments! xx

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50 Comments

  1. June 3, 2018 / 9:36 am

    You look absolutely stunning! I love the outfit, the shoes especially, they are perfect for summer!!

    • June 3, 2018 / 9:42 am

      aw thank you!! i love the shoes too i totally agree💕

  2. June 3, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Olivia when I read the title of OOTD for work I thought of trousers/pants shirt but I am impressed with the idea of using casual clothes so wisely that make an amazing outfit for work.
    Truly !
    Keep up the good work buddy!

    • June 3, 2018 / 9:41 am

      thank you so much! where i work, this is pretty normal💕 btw, my name is actually Sage lol. common mistake made here on my blog! thanks for stopping by love

  3. June 3, 2018 / 10:06 am

    you look gorge! I absolutely love this outfit and could definitely rock it to work… i feel some jeans shopping coming on 😉 xx

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:56 am

      hahaha yes everyone could use more jeans! xx

  4. June 3, 2018 / 10:19 am

    you look amazing, great look and very nice shoes xx

  5. June 3, 2018 / 10:42 am

    This is GORGEOUS!!! The soft romantic feel of those shoes really pull the shirt and jeans together! (Even if they are sans rips hehe)

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:56 am

      haha thank you so much! i’m trying to force myself to buy more without the rips but i miss them so much😭

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:55 am

      thank you! me too! xx

  6. June 3, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Great outfit! I love those shoes 😍 I recently went to Target to re-do my work wardrobe and could’ve honestly left with the whole store. I love their clothing haha

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:54 am

      i didn’t know target had good work clothes!

  7. June 4, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Love this outfit, so cool and casual! You look awesome!

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:53 am

      thanks! love my cool and casual outfits!

  8. June 4, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Loved the look and loved those shoes😍😍

  9. June 5, 2018 / 2:53 am

    I love this outfit, you look gorgeous! Xx

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:52 am

      aw thank you so much xx

  10. June 5, 2018 / 4:54 am

    I absolutely love this outfit! Formal yet comfortable x

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:52 am

      thank you! and yes exactly! xx

  11. June 5, 2018 / 7:46 am

    I love this outfit you look amazing 😊 xx

  12. June 5, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    smart casual is always the best dress code, if you dress to over the top no one will take you seriously!

    • June 6, 2018 / 3:51 am

      yeah i love casual outfits like this. for my work, this is definitely on the more casual side so i’m excited to dress it up a bit more!💕

  13. June 6, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    I am in love with this entire outfit! How are you finding London? xx

    • June 7, 2018 / 9:41 am

      omg thank you! and london was amazing, i’ve just arrived in paris now. since it was my second time back in london, it felt much more familiar but just as fun! wish i could move there for a couple years but i’d get so homesick😭

      • June 7, 2018 / 1:21 pm

        London is quite far away from America sadly! Have an incredible time in Paris – I am so jealous of your travels. xx

        • June 9, 2018 / 5:20 am

          i know i wish it was closer!💔 so far i’ve been sick in paris for a couple days but i have high hopes that the next couple days i’ll feel better and ready to explore! xx

  14. June 10, 2018 / 9:44 am

    Great post! I never have any idea what to wear to dress more professionally.

    • June 13, 2018 / 8:16 am

      thank you! and it can be a bit tricky sometimes for sure!

  15. June 18, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    Yass! This looks so good on you!! And those shoes – amazing!😭
    Also, I’ve just followed you on Insta and Pinterest 💖

    • June 19, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      ahh thank you!! and wow that’s so sweet, i’ll be sure to follow back. although I’m not super active on pinterest, I know I need to be better about it! xx

    • June 19, 2018 / 9:26 pm

      thanks so much! i love madewell too! xx

  16. missandrada
    June 25, 2018 / 9:29 am

    Hey there,

    WOW! So beautiful – absolutely loved this post! And since you’re so wonderful, I followed you 😀

    I’m a fashion blogger at http://www.missandrada.com

    Let’s stay in touch!

    Love,
    Andrada

    • June 25, 2018 / 9:31 am

      thank you so much! i’ll check out your blog😊

  17. June 28, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    I love how polished the look is! Stripes are one of my favorite patterns to wear!!
    Jazz

    • June 28, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      i totally agree, most of the things i’ve bought lately are stripes lol

  18. July 25, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Super cute shoes! Love the outfit! <3

    • July 25, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      thanks so much! xx

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