In 2016, the modern working woman’s uniform is no longer confined to a power suit. She can wear dresses, trousers, and depending on her career, jeans and sneakers, too. But that doesn’t mean a professional woman’s allowed to wear anything she pleases. There are some pieces that, regardless of her job, are unsuitable for the office. Whether you’re starting your very first job out of college or are looking to spruce up your workwear, here are six pieces you should never wear to the office.
Unless you’re a yoga instructor or personal trainer, leggings and the office don’t mix. They look like you just came from the gym and they’re oftentimes too tight to wear in front of your boss. And we’re including yoga pants and sweatpants in the mix. Some are sheer around the rear or show unflattering panty lines, so you’re risking an embarrassing moment when you bend over to pick up a paper from the printer. Instead, opt for a pair of cropped trousers. You can find them fitted, and many times they’re just as cozy as your favorite workout pants.