A Quick Way to Understand the Basics of Any Style Topic

Commandress Style Rules are meant to be thorough, but not exhaustive. As with any skill, once you’ve mastered the basic rules you will be better prepared to develop your own approach – and style.

Professional, Smart & Chic – Five Pairs of Earrings for the Office

Freshwater Square Pearl Earrings - professional earrings to wear to work office

A work-appropriate look you can get excited.  It’s time for an earring round-up! I’ve been admiring a lot of lovely and work-appropriate earrings recently – today’s post features five of my favorites. But before we get to the fun stuff, here are the Commandress Style Rules about earrings for the office: (1) If you find yourself […]

How to Wear Floral Prints to Work – 15 Easy Rules for Getting It Right

Loeffler Randall Tamsin Printed Pumps - dark floral - Tasmin Classic Floral Pump - collaboration with Tucker floral print

Commandress Style Rules are a quick way to understand the basics of any style topic. As with any skill, once you’ve mastered the basic rules you will be better prepared to develop your own approach – and style. If you’re a regular Commandress reader, you already know that one of my favorite topics is how to […]

What You Need to Know About Power Poses – Body Language Can Change Your Mind . . . And Your Life

Power Poses - Wonder Woman - Lynda Carter - Amy Cuddy

Are you familiar with Power Poses? They’re on my mind for a couple reasons today: 1)  This fantastic image of Peggy Olson, which I featured in yesterday’s Mad Men Monday, is a classic Power Pose. This boss lady is here to get stuff done. Now. And you will be helping her do it. Does Peggy’s […]

Dear Commandress – What Kind of Tights Can I Wear to the Office? (An Accidental Manifesto)

Oroblu Fishnet Tights - an alternative to sheer stockings

Today’s installment of Dear Commandress addresses a topic that has been vexing many, many Commandress Readers:  What kind of tights and hosiery are appropriate to wear in a professional office? Commandress readers have a lot of questions about appropriate colors, patterns, textures and sheerness for tights and other legwear worn to the office. For my […]

Smart, Chic & Made in the USA – Thank You USA Love List!

smart chic made in the usa - why i love wearing american made dresses to work - abigail joan politzer commandress - best professional work office dress made in usa america - thank you usa love list

“Smart, Chic & Made in the USA” spotlights American-made clothing for professional women and their families. Thanks so much to one of my favorite blogs – USA Love List – for featuring a guest post by Commandress about professional dresses that are Made in the USA! You can read “Smart, Chic & Made in the […]

Dear Commandress – What Should I Wear for a Professional Headshot?

Business Woman Headshot

Today’s Commandress post addresses a question posed by Reader C: Dear Commandress: My law firm is finally coming out of the dark ages and doing professional headshots of the attorneys and putting us on the website. What’s the best outfit for that? I am thinking about a navy suit with a patterned top (I have quite a […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – How to Wear a Pointy Toe Flat – Including An Ode

VC Signature Port Snake

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about. Welcome to shoe euphoria! I think I’ve found a perfect pointy toe flat: the VC Signature Carrie Flat in Port Snakeskin. I am very excited about the combination of deep purple snakeskin and a gold toe cap – but it’s even more exciting to learn that the […]

Commandress Style Rules – How to Wear Black

Abigail's Black Suit

“Commandress Style Rules” are a quick way to understand the basics of any style topic. Commandress Style Rules are meant to be thorough, but not exhaustive. As with any skill, once you’ve mastered the basic rules you will be better prepared to develop your own approach – and style. In last week’s Commandress Style Rules […]

Commandress Style Rules – Office Suiting

Armani Collezioni Single Button Jacket

Today Commandress is introducing a new feature. “Commandress Style Rules” are a quick way to understand the basics of any style topic. Commandress Style Rules are meant to be thorough, but not exhaustive. As with any skill, once you’ve mastered the basic rules you will be better prepared to develop your own approach – and […]