Dressing to Tackle Workplace Challenges – Oversized Scarf and Silver Shoes

To me, one of the most important things about dressing for the office is to dress comfortably without sacrificing style.  Sometimes, I can be at the office or traveling for 12+ hours, which makes it that much more painful if I’m wearing something uncomfortable.  The other thing that makes dressing comfortably so important to me is simply that when you feel comfortable, you’re more ready to take on whatever challenges get thrown at you.

Brooklyn fashion blogger in DSW silver shoes, cropped sweater, blanket scarf, pinstripe pantsTop: H&M | Pants: H&M | Scarf: from my trip to India! | Necklace: J.Crew | Shoes: c/o DSW

I don’t know about you, but I find that there are always challenges to be dealt at at work, whether it’s a coworker you just can’t seem to see eye to eye with or a manager who isn’t the best at managing.  When I was younger, I took these challenges personally and often let them impact my day more than I should have.

I think what’s changed about my general outlook on life is that I’ve realized you have the choice to focus on whether the glass is half empty or half full.  I also reframed my job as a learning opportunity for myself–which means I will make mistakes and I don’t have to know everything!  This has helped me take the pressure off of myself and given me the free reign to just focus on work and learning to be better and more effective at it.

My most recent challenge has been uncertainty about two possible career tracks within the company I work for.  There are pros and cons to each and it’s certainly not very clear cut what I should pursue.  Rather than overanalyzing and worry about what might or might not happen, I’m waiting to let things play out organically before I make any moves.  In the meantime, I’m focusing on a new project I’m starting at work as well as a new project for InCorporate Mode!

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