Cracking the Dress Code: What to Wear in a Creative Office Environment, Part 1

If you don’t wear a uniform at work, getting dressed for the office can be a daily test of patience. But never fear! We’re bringing you simple and chic work-appropriate outfit ideas to answer the perpetual question “what should I wear for the office?” Here, a creative office outfit idea from the December issue of Glamour.


Her job: Bettina Prentice, 34, is the founder of Prentice Art, a consulting firm with clients like the Museum of Arts and Design, the Art Production Fund, and the Estate of Ray Johnson.

Her outfit here: “My first job after college was at the Sotheby’s front desk, and I had to wear black. When I was promoted to a specialist department, I was so excited to incorporate color and prints that I never stopped. Since I’m a redhead, I love jewel tones like this emerald green dress.”

Her big-day boost: “If I’m meeting with a museum director, I want to be taken seriously, so I may go with clothes that have structure. I’ll pick something with a strong shoulder if I need that extra confidence.”

Her go-to: “I’m a big fan of the power clash. I will definitely do a floral top with an animal-print skirt. Our industry is all about expressing yourself, so I feel like I can get away with it.”

Her signature: “I have no less than four pairs of shoes under my desk at any given time—like an amazing pair of Fendi leopard round-toe pumps I’ll bring out if I really need to go gangbusters. And I have a pair of Pierre Hardy eye shoes (my nod to surrealism) that I am besotted with right now. I find myself smiling down at them during a meeting.”

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