Working girl Carolyn is a Mechanical Engineer who designs and builds robots. Her time is evenly divided between attending meetings, designing at her desk, and building in the lab so her workplace wardrobe needs to be professional, versatile, and comfortable – while still reflecting her girly girl style.
Covering up a tank with a cardigan makes it office-appropriate. Plus, these cozy sweaters pull an outfit together and are easier to move around in than blazers – especially when building robots in the lab.
Beauty marries function in the form of ankle boots. They combine the essence (and kick-butt confidence) of heels while providing safety for working in the lab.
"Bending over and taking a statement necklace to the teeth sucks," says Carolyn. She prefers to accessorize with dangly earrings, belts, and daintier necklaces since bulky jewelry gets in the way.
Casual Bottom, Classy Top
It's okay to keep it casual, comfortable, and functional on the bottom with a sleek pair of skinny jeans as long as you keep it classy on top with dressier blouses.
Carolyn loves being girly and it's not something she has to give up in her line of work. She just has to do it in a way that allows her to comfortably and efficiently do her job.
When this girly engineer isn't building robots, she's blogging over at At Least I Will.
Thanks for sharing your style, Carolyn!
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