I’m starting a new segment called “Wear to Work Wednesday” for all of you professional gals killing it at work. Just because you have to dress with polish, doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on style. Weekly I hope to inspire you with my selections and provide tips for incorporating trends while looking like you belong in the boardroom.
Creative Director: You have the right to bare arms in the workplace, yet you want to keep your look sophisticated. The “rule of skin” is never more important than when dressing for work. When exposing one body party, be sure to keep the rest of your look conservative and covered-up. You want to keep people focused on your hard work, so definitely leave the short hemlines and cleavage enhancing tops for the weekend!
In particular, I’m loving the sleeveless turtlenecks gracing the racks this fall. Turtlenecks inherently draw the eye toward the face, and the sleeveless top is fashion-forward without being too trendy. Add a reasonable height wedge heel in the must-have lace-up silhouette of the season and you look professional and stylish.
Polished Professional: Want to get dressed in a snap yet look utterly put-together at the same time? A dress is the professional woman’s secret weapon for commanding attention and getting to that early breakfast meeting on time! Again, pay attention to hemlines and the fit of the dress to ensure that your look reads boss rather than good time.
The stretch material of the classic sheath dress below is crucial to looking polished at work. Not too clingy, the knit shows your shape yet allows you to move comfortably during your presentation. You can make this dress less predictable by adding an ankle bootie in a soft suede color and a statement necklace draws attention to your face, while exuding confidence.
This classic satchel in deep emerald green compliments both of the above looks. While the shape may be simple, the edgy zipper details and gunmetal closure convey that you are not all business.
What do you think of “Wear to Work Wednesday”? Any suggestions or questions? Please leave a comment.
As always, thanks for reading! ~Jenn