Thursday, December 17, 2009


As I spend more and more time at my internship, I find myself wearing the same combinations over and over again. It's deflating that my work wardrobe is so lacking. When I see combinations like the Australian stock-broker below, I long to re-stock my closet with more fashion-forward choices. It is a tricky balance to strike between being appropriately conservative (as required to be taken seriously when interning at a law office where I am the youngest attorney-type), while maintaining my own sense of style. I see so many law school students with the black suits, white button-up shirts and traditional pearls, and I do not want to be one more clone in the crowd.

Anyone else have to balance workplace demands and personal preferences? How does that work out for you?

Photo Credit: Sartorialist


  1. Stumbled across your blog after looking at an old Penny Luxe post about style...I am an attorney, and I struggle with expressing my style (which veers towards edgy/rocker) while being professional. It is even harder being the only female attorney at my firm (smaller).

    I am approaching making the jump from associate to pattern, where I feel like I will have more leeway. I have been actively trying to buy clothes that will work day and night, but I tend to just use my more casual/non-work pieces as accents to my boring work wardrobe. Today, I have accomplished that with a very chunky white leather watch and red patent stilettos...paired with a black suit and striped (grey/black/white) shell.

  2. Sounds like an awesome outfit. It's tricky to get it right, and I think you are spot on that you get more leeway as a partner.

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