My favorite place to people watch is inside a corporate environment. I watch men and women walk down what I call the “office runway.” They walk to the communal kitchen or office supply closet, chat with friends at cubicles or in the hallways, head into conference rooms for meetings, or visit the boss in the corner office. I’ve walked through many companies and observed a gap in our collective education concerning what is appropriate to wear to work. We know there are rules and expectations, and we know some of them. But we’re not sure how they apply to us. Our closets hold the armor we don to face the world, whether ...

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