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Off-the-shoulder tops at the office. Is it appropriate?

Off The Shoulder Tops At The Office. Is it appropriate? Yes as long as you pair it with a more conservative piece.

Are off-the-shoulder tops appropriate for the office? While you may be quick to say “yes” if you work in a more laid back environment, what would you say about a law firm? Today I share with you my thoughts, tips, and a few of my favorite pieces.

Law Student me would say “no, off the shoulder tops are definitely not appropriate.” Why? Well, because law student me believed that I should wear button ups every day or I wasn’t “office appropriate.” Thankfully, this phase wore out pretty fast and I began experimenting with fashion at the workplace.

Attorney me now says “yes, off the shoulder tops are appropriate for the office.” Emphasis is added because I still would not say they are appropriate for court. Before I continue let me set this straight: my office is laid back. As long as you look presentable you are okay. I say this because if you work in an extremely corporate environment this may not be appropriate and I will not be held responsible for any write-ups due to dress code violations haha.

Tips To Rocking Off-The-Shoulder Tops At The Office

When incorporating “risky” pieces like this I always recommend pairing the item with something more conservative. For example, wear a longer skirt or tailored trousers. This will help deliver the message that you understand you are in a professional environment but still love to play around with fashion.

Off The Shoulder Tops At The Office. Is it appropriate? Yes as long as you pair it with a more conservative piece.
Taking my own advice into consideration I decided to give the off the shoulder look a try by pairing it up with this beautiful long pencil skirt I picked up at target a few years back. Although the skirt’s pattern makes it “pop” the length of these skirt makes it more conservative.

Off The Shoulder Tops At The Office. Is it appropriate? Yes as long as you pair it with a more conservative piece.Off The Shoulder Tops At The Office. Is it appropriate? Yes as long as you pair it with a more conservative piece.

I would also always recommend to have a cardigan or blazer with you. My office is cold so a cardigan definitely helps. Also, an impromptu client or staff meeting might come up and you definitely want to be ready for that.

I have chosen a few pieces that I think are appropriate at the end of this post. When choosing your pieces remember that you are still in a professional environment regardless of how “casual” your office may be. I would stay away from off the shoulder crop tops or tops with too many colors. I specially liked that the top I wore was long sleeved because that way I only showed off my shoulders and no additional skin.┬áMany people say that off the shoulder tops are a definite no for the office, what do you think?

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XOXO – Elle.

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  • Reply Emily | The Multitasking Mom

    This outfit is cute, but there is no way I could wear an off the shoulder top to work.

    October 4, 2017 at 3:26 am
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