This post is a partnership with Misook, featuring on-trend fashions for women and classic career looks.
I’m already expecting the New Year to bring a bounty of opportunities. More travel. More speaking at conferences like NY at She Summit. More work as a social media correspondent for events like the Motivated Moms Tour.
If you’re new here, you may not know that I was a local TV news anchor and reporter in my pre-mommy life. My “TV anchor uniform” was often a blazer, top and pants. I still have many of these high quality career clothes in my closet, even though I haven’t worked in an office for eight years.
They lasted. But, I just no longer fit them! My waistline isn’t as defined as I’d like. That doesn’t mean I can’t be professional or comfortable in a professional setting.
Like many moms who work from home, I’m often mildly panicked when I have to go to a professional setting or attend an event. After you look over the classic career looks I’ve picked out at the Misook Shop, use the 25% off exclusive savings code: MSK5891 (valid thru 12/31/17) to shop for yourself or a friend.
Classic Career Looks for Moms
I’m at the stage in my life when I love a longer jacket to cover my rear end, yet accentuate the waistline – without giving me a boxy look.
Jacket & Blouse
Abstract Lines Jacket (Black/Slate/Turquoise/White) & Pique Blouse (White)
I chose the Pique Blouse and Abstract Lines Jacket for my first classic career look.
To me, the Pique Blouse in white is a timeless addition to a wardrobe. Wear it with or without a jacket.
Layer the blouse with the Abstract Lines Jacket and you can rock any board meeting! It’s made of 70% acrylic, 20% rayon and 10% polyester.
“Styled in a flattering below-the-hip length, this contemporary topper pairs perfectly with black pencil pants for machine-washable style at its best.”
Did you read that? Machine washable! I’m all for a career look that allow me to avoid a trip to the dry cleaner.
Lustrous Jacket (Black) & Stretch Cotton Blouse (White)
The second jacket and blouse combination I picked was the Black Lustrous Jacket and White Stretch Cotton Blouse.
Any stretchy, forgiving fabric is becoming my new BFF with my new over 40 body shape. So when I noticed and read that the cotton blouse “simultaneously ensures maximum comfort and impeccable fit, while the seamed panels instantly streamline,” I knew it should be part of my career looks.
The Black Lustrous Jacket is far from boring, just because it’s Black. Its “intricately stitched fabric and incredibly smooth hand” distinguishes it and the length looks perfect for me.
Pants and Skirts
I can rock these with these jackets and blouses with Misook Slim Leg Pant (red, black, navy or white) or 23 inch Straight Skirt (red, black or navy). Or you may have another classic piece in my closet that would be an ideal fit.
Although the looks I chose feature mainly Black central pieces, don’t be afraid to pop in the color when you return to work. Both the Misook Slim Leg Pant and Straight Skirt come in red, so here’s how they look.
As much as I love a pant suit, dresses have been my go-to for many professional settings. The waistline is “forgiving,” you can dress it up with heels and jewelry and dress it down with flats if you’re doing a lot of moving around.
Misook’s Sleeveless Sheath Dress comes in white, red, black or navy. “Its classic knee-length and lightweight fabric make the sheath perfect for layering or wearing on its own.” For example, I can pair it with either the Abstract Lines Jacket, Lustrous Jacket or wear it with no jacket.
Comment below: Tell me what you think about these classic career looks below. Which look would give you the most bang for your buck when you wear it in a professional setting?
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I love all of these looks. They are all so professional looking for us ladies.
I think the sheath dress is classic and beautiful. It’s a versatile piece that can go from the office to a night out easily.
These are all great choices. It’s important to dress for success, and these are some classic looks.
I love the nehru blouse neckline. So interesting and sharp.
These are all great pieces. I’m partial to skirts.
I’m liking these looks a lot. Both the slim pant and the straight skirt are going to look great with a variety of outfits.
It’s so hard to find classic career looks these days. Those are some ADORABLE outfits for the office.
I love that classic business look. It makes people look SO professional and sleek.
These are some great looks for career or even for dressing up more than every day!
Great looks! I had an office job in my pre-mommy life, and I am considering going back to work. These would all be great options. I love that sheath dress!
I am always looking for some new pieces to add to my business wardrobe. I am loving the Abstract Lines Jacket.
I really like that red straight skirt. It’s such a classy pop of color.
I love that simple black dress. You can’t go wrong with it
I, too had a former life as a magazine editor-in-chief, so I can totally relate. I agree that flattering jackets with structure and sheath dresses are a chic, and professional look.
These are some real classic looks! I love the pants and the sheath dress!
I love these looks! Neat and classy! Great look ideas!
It’s really nice to dress well because it boosts your confidence! I think these are really lovely outfit ideas for women, not just for working moms.
It’s so nice that you’re sharing these outfit ideas. I struggle when it comes to work outfits. I think these are all really pretty.
Those are all classy. I like a polished look at work, and I think a jacket/blazer does that nicely.
It’s been so long since I had to dress up like this! I think these are lovely choices for working women!
I didn’t know you were a news anchor. I had a friend mention this brand last week. I’m looking into buying my mom some clothes.
Love these looks! I go into an office everyday and everyone here wears the same uniform suited, I love color and different cuts of suits. I will definitely be looking into these.
Great choices! They all look very professional!
love the red pants and skirt. I’ve been working at my company for a while and we dress casually. If I get a new job, I would need a whole new wardrobe. Thanks for sharing this service. I don’t know where I’d look in the price point I’d want to pay.
Thank you for this as a career Mom I need it. Sheath dresses always works in a pinch.
What a cool concept! These are some nice and classic clothes!
These are great choices…I worked in Higher Education prior to having children and now I am back in my field but my body is totally different so I too have a closet full of clothes that I can no longer wear. But I like pieces that I can dress up and dress down!
The sheath dress is my staple. I really need one in every color!
I told myself I am going to start dressing and going to work at a cowork space outside of the home. These looks are perfect. Thank you.
Sheath dresses are key for me. I’m now starting to wear blazers and zip up sweaters to look a bit more defined. I love the way that I look in them, and I’m happy knowing that I do have something to wear just in case I do have to leave my house.
These are classic looks for the working woman. Black is always professional.
I have a bit of a signature look so I usually go with that. Blazer and a graphic t-shirt. I will usually pair that with jeans or a pencil skirt. Those are my go-to bottoms.
Sometimes I miss working a traditional 9-5 job because I enjoyed the adult conversations and traditional clothes.
These are all great essential items! I love a good sheath dress.