It was recently suggested by Kristin at The Dixie Daisy that I share what I wear to work events. A large portion of my job is planning events, and because I’m at a non-profit, I tend to help work events for other programs, as well as attend quite a few. Dressing for events while working at them can be challenging – you need to look like the belle of the ball, but be in something practical enough to run and handle a catering crisis.
On days that we’re providing a training session, I try to look extremely professional. I choose flats over heels in case I need to run (literally) and grab something. I also try to wear minimal jewelry so that I won’t be bothered by it.
J. Crew mini-skirts and Jack Rogers are staples in my wardrobe. I have multiples of each! This is a look similar to what I wear when I go to a casual event after work.
For work events that aren’t too formal, I like to pull out a Lilly Pulitzer dress! It’s a great conversation starter and helps me to stand out in a sea of black and neutrals!
My favorite things about galas is wearing something a little different than what everyone else is wearing. For most work galas, attendees wear short silk dresses and prom-esque jewelry. I always try to wear something long and elegant with minimal jewelry. This is similar to what I wore for my last work gala!
What are your favorite things to wear to events? Any suggestions for me? I’m always looking for new ideas!
Thanks again to Kristin for the idea!