Avoid Inappropriate Office Outfits by Ditching These 8 Items


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We're often asked what constitutes inappropriate office clothes, and we get why that is… Knowing what works and what doesn’t is a tricky thing. Whether you work in a casual environment or have a job in creative industry, the lines can get blurred, but that doesn't mean you have to stick to a pantsuit. On the contrary: Your clothes can be a reflection of your personality and personal style at the office, but there are a few pieces that should generally be avoided.

Curious to find out the opinion of fashion girls, I went straight to the source by finding out which pieces my fellow Who What Wear editors skip at work. The resulting list includes everything from shoulder-baring tops to athleisure streetwear to casual shoes. Overall, they have a tendency to leave behind anything that shows too much skin or is better suited to the weekend. And when in doubt, it's always better to err on the side of caution.

Keep reading to find out the eight items to ditch for the office; then shop pieces that are editor-approved.