Rock Your Work Wardrobe with these Tips from ModEmployees

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of your closet on a Monday morning, completely stumped on what to wear to work? We’ve all been there — whether you’re working retail, running to the office, or meeting with clients, every job has specific style staples. Today, our ModStylists styled up three of our very own ModEmployees and got the scoop on what it takes to dress for their specific roles.

Take a gander at the looks below, and be sure to stop by “ModStylist Monday” on Tumblr for more work-ready looks and styling suggestions from the ModStylists!

On Kate: Un-Twill We Meet Again Dress, The Ins and Outside Coat, Bow to Stern Scarf in Sand Dots, Dew Drop By Earrings, Bling It On Ring, Haute du Creme Bag, Be My Lady Heel.

On Sarah: Pencil We Meet Again Skirt, Scholastically Sweet Top, Wishing and Taupe-ing Heels, Graphic Diner Laptop Bag, Kaleidoscopic Style Ring.

On Jeanette: Neapolitan of Your Dreams Dress, Crochet by Me Flat, Through the Wire Headband in Dottie, Exclaim to Fame Ring, In Good Highlight Jacket in Blue, I Bike It Like That Necklace.

Have a styling question of your own? Drop the ModStylists a line at or make a date with one today, and soon you’ll be rocking your work wardrobe like a boss!

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

12 Responses to Rock Your Work Wardrobe with these Tips from ModEmployees

  1. Christina 05/14/2012 at 8:06 am #

    I’m with Jeanette! This outfit would be super comfy as I run in and out of the retail warehouse.

    I’m having my first giveaway. Come check it out!


  2. Sara 05/14/2012 at 8:23 am #

    Looking good on a Monday, ladies! Even with this dreary weather outside, ModStylists still know how to rock it πŸ™‚

  3. Sunita 05/14/2012 at 8:56 am #

    Thanks for the tips, Modstylists!

  4. Charlotte 05/14/2012 at 9:04 am #

    Great tips.

    But I work in a school and I always struggle to know what to wear. I end up looking boring in blouses and trousers because we can’t look casual or sexy, yet we’re not super smart :/

  5. asheslaree 05/14/2012 at 12:04 pm #

    What about for us hairstylists? I can not tell you how hard it is to find pieces that are classy trendy, fit my fashion sensibilities, are in black, white or grey and at a price point that I wont be upset if they are stained with color or bleach. Its a tough work wardrobe to fill.

    this is my small list of things from modcloth that fit the bill.

  6. glassesandgarters 05/15/2012 at 3:40 am #

    I went from working in a law office to working in a publishing house with a VERY casual dress code. I’m still trying to find balance between uber professional and comfortable, yet classy attire. This guide is very helpful – props to covering all aspects of the biz, whichever you’re in. πŸ™‚

  7. Alicia Z 05/16/2012 at 8:45 am #

    I really like your guide. If I could make a suggestion though? Please stock more Emily and Fin clothes. They’re just perfect for work. I’m kicking myself still for missing out on the Good Migrations dress.

  8. Nina 05/16/2012 at 10:40 am #

    I work at a retail store specializing in jeans and while we are recommended to use store jeans (not a problem! I love high quality denim!), I am always on the lookout for jeans-mentality type of casual and cool print tees and tops. Currently I’m seeing oversized and cropped shirts everywhere, but it doesn’t work with my bodytype at all!

    I’m sad I also can’t rock a denim jacket, because if I did, I could wear dresses to work. Otherwise it’s just not setting appropriate. πŸ™

    Keep on rockin’ work wear!

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