Personal Style Monday – What to Wear to Work

Another week means another Personal Style Monday linkup! I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Mine wasn’t that busy. There were  no events, no pressing deadlines…it was really nice. I was actually able to plan and lay out my outfits for the upcoming work week. I mean how many Monday’s, or days in general, do you wake up wondering “what to wear to work?” I do all too often. So planning ahead this weekend was a dream come true! Take a look at 5 items on my What to Wear to Work List and you’ll see why this outfit is work-wear appropriate


1. A Pair of Black Slacks. These pants are SO comfortable, thanks to the expandable waist and the stretch material. I usually wear them twice a week – usually Monday and Thursday (after I properly Fabreeze and throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet). But the most important reason these pants are work-wear perfect is because they’re machine washable. 

2. Cardigan, Blazer or Lightweight Jacket. Depending on your work environment, the temperatures vary. In my office, I sometimes get a bit chilly so I usually carry or wear a lightweight jacket or cardigan. Another thing you can do is leave a cardigan at work. I keep forgetting to do that, lol.

3. Sensible Heels. For me, kitten heels and comfortable flats are  work wear essentials. I love a good heel and a nice wedge but while at work, I choose to be stylish and sensible.

4. Minimal Jewelry. As a jewelry lover, wearing minimal jewelry can be challenging. I LOVE showing off and wearing great pieces and piling on bracelets and rings. But for work, I stick to simple pieces – studs, medium size hoops, a watch and one (or two) bracelets. Sometimes I’ll add a ring or a necklace but nothing too gaudy.

5. A Medium or Large Size Handbag (or Tote). When I’m not carrying my work bag, I opt for a larger purse. There are days when I carry papers or folders home from work. Having a something to carry it all in, that also fits my wallet and cosmetic bag inside, is important.


Top: Gifted (old)// Slacks: Macy’s (I.N.C)// Kitten Heels: Nine West// Purse: Gifted (Arcida)// Denim Jacket: Gifted // Jewelry: Thrifted


Speaking of “What to Wear to Work“, check out one of my favorite looks from last weeks linkup! I really love Cookie’s look – her jumpsuit is fantastic and the floral blazer was a perfect touch! This effortless look is also perfect for springtime!  Be sure to stop by her blog, Takei Inspirations, and say hi! 


So tell me – what are some items on your “What to Wear to Work” list? Does your 9-5 call for pumps, flats or sensible heels? Let me know!

That’s all for now! Until tomorrow, be blessed & be safe…XO!


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*Linkups: A Beautiful YouManic Monday, Mix it Monday, Funday Monday, Trend Spin Linkup & Sunday Style**




    • Whitney says

      Thanks, Rachel! This outfit is a definite go-to for me. And yes…big purses are a must!! 😉 Thnx for linking up!

  1. says

    Whitney, this is the perfect power ensemble that will take you from work to cocktails afterwards. Just remove the denim and perhaps switch the larger bag for a clutch and you’re good to go. You look great! Happy Monday :)
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  2. says

    I literally screamed when I saw my pic :) Thanks so much!! I’m the same way on Mondays it gets easier throughout the week but for some reason Monday is a struggle lol…I love your work look are the pointy toe flats comfy?

    • Whitney says

      Lol, aww! Well LOVE your style and the outfit was great. And yes, Monday’s can be a (mental) struggle for me as well, lol!

      P.S. The heels are super comfy. More comfy than a lot of the ones I own! :-)

    • Whitney says

      I can see that! Now that you mention it, I need to search for a black jumpsuit for the Spring. Hmmmm…lol! Thanks for stopping by. XO!

  3. says

    Great list! I’m doing a similar list later this week also – and I love that a couple of our items overlap!
    And I totally agree – it changes my morning life as we know it when I’m actually able to plan my outfits ahead of time. In fact, I beat the husband today by about 20 minutes because I didn’t have to waste time hemming and hawing over what to wear!
    Great having you at Manic Monday, and thank you for hosting Personal Style Monday!
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    • Whitney says

      It really does help! Glad to see I’m not the only one who sees the difference. :-) Thank you for linking up…XO!

    • Whitney says

      Thanks, Alissa! It’s been forever since I’ve worn this jacket. A sign that spring is near…hopefully! 😉


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