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Organic Bamboo Clothing
(515) 225-4070
1551 Valley West Drive Suite 178
West Des Moines, IA

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Goodwill Store
(515) 225-1908
1982 Grand Ave
West Des Monies, IA
 
Marshalls
(515) 440-2955
4100 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Hours
Sun: 11a - 8p
Mon-Sat: 9:30a - 9:30p

Scheels All Sports
(515) 727-4065
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy #4000 Scheels #060 Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
 
Christopher and Banks
(515) 223-0312
Valley West Mall
West Des Moines, IA
Hours
Mon-Fri 10 am - 9 pm
Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

The Sports Authority #624
(515) 226-9700
4100 University Ave W Des Moines
West Des Moines, IA
 
Banana Republic
(515) 327-9061
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA
 
Abercrombie & Fitch
(515) 440-2331
101 Jordan Creek Parkway
W. Des Moines, IA
Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Gap
(515) 267-9028
101 74Th Street
West Des Moines, IA
 
Express
(515) 223-8447
1551 Valley West Dr.
West Des Moines, IA
 
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What to Wear to Work

By Jennifer Pollock

The office is not the place for bold and risqué fashion statements. So unless you work at American Apparel, leave the fuchsia leggings at home and abide by these rules: look polished, look clean, and look professional

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The First Day

Arming yourself with outfits for the first few days of work will save you the stress of having to mad-dash-it to Banana Republic during your lunch break. However, it may be worth getting a lay of the land during your first week before you go on an all-out shopping spree. Different industries and offices have different standards, and everyone's got a different definition of business casual . While you're settling in, size up what other people in your office (namely, your peers) are wearing. If you’re still at a loss, there’s no harm in asking a coworker what flies and what is off limits. Note that summer-wear is typically more casual than year-round attire, so don’t rush out and buy an armload of Bermuda shirts (actually, don’t do this even if it is summer) because fall fashions will likely be a bit more formal.

Women (men, skip to second page)

Dress codes for women are often very difficult to decipher, so it’s a good idea to start off with the basics. This includes a skirt that hits just above the knee, slacks, flats or moderate heels, sweaters, blouses, collared shirts, and maybe some simple jewelry to spice things up a bit. Buy this stuff in basic colors (blacks, whites, neutrals) so that you can mix and match to maximize your wardrobe once you start adding other pieces. For casual days, pair your dressy items with more casual stuff (dark jeans, bright skirts).

The Checklist

Before you leave in the morning, measure yourself up against this checklist:

  • Do I look like a slob? (a.k.a. are my pants wrinkled or is there cereal milk on my shirt?)
  • Is my skirt too short? (a.k.a. Tina Turner called, she wants her clothes back)
  • Is my neckline too plunging? (a.k.a. picking pens off the floor not advised?)
  • Am I wearing too much makeup (a.k.a. do I look like I’m about to go out to a bar—as Boy George?)
  • If I’m wearing flip flops or sneakers to walk to work, do I have an extra pair of dress shoes for a surprise meeting? (a.k.a. Murphy’s Law)

Women’s Clothing Stores

Luckily, there’s no shortage of go-to stores for women’s office attire. Banana Republic , J.Crew , and The Gap are always safe bets for basic dresses, collared shirts, slacks and blouses. Slightly pricier, Ann Taylor is a solid option for nice suit sets that work great in a more formal work environment.

Suggestions From the Field

“I love editor pants from Express and collared shirts from Club Monaco,” says Stephanie Johnson, 25, who works an at investment management firm. “ Target also has some really great sweaters and work clothes at great prices. Most people don’t think of Target as a place to buy work attire, but I definitely have a few things from there.”

Kate Hughes, 25, wh...

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