Ask Amanda ... The Uniform

by Amanda Bedgood

Today at Ask Amanda ... we talk uniforms. They don't end when you graduate. A slew of fashionable folks find themselves wearing some variation of a uniform regularly. Pulling it off in style is all about the extras and the beauty.


I wear a bank uniform to work. Buttoned down shirt with a logo with black or gray bottoms. How do I make it fashionable? — Shaquana Lewis

Sticking with a dress code as an adult isn't always an easy feat when you love unique style. But, a few accessories can keep you styling and sticking with the rules.

Most workplace uniforms mean sticking to neutral hues. The key to pulling it off with a twist — rich fabrications and unexpected cuts. Think new twists on the classics.

For footwear think a cross between a shoe and a bootie for a downtown vibe that's still professional. We love this pair from Brother's on the Blvd. perfect for both pants and especially nice with a pencil skirt.

Accessories like this amazing bold pearl from kiki remind us of the standard strand of pearls with just a dash of color added for some panache. At Hemline the bracelets with initials are a subtle way to add a personal touch to any ensemble.

For beauty, go for a simple red lip and a top knot for a workplace look that's low on time and high on class. Proof that coloring within the lines can still be done with style.

Join us tomorrow for the best in local looks during Workin' it Wednesday and send your fab workday style pix now to [email protected].