Archive | September, 2018

The McClean Color Report: Pantone’s Top 10 Fall 2018 Colors At Work

Notice the brighter spring-like hues for fall this year?  Pantone’s top ten fall fashion colors reflect our global psyche by including nontraditional fall color choices such as lavender and light yellow which transcend the seasons and are gender neutral:

In the universal spirit of transcendance, American women have signed up in surprising numbers to run for offices at every level of government in every corner of the country for November’s midterm elections, according to The Story Exchange. “Just by being there (women) start to challenge our expectations of who can and should run for office,” says, Dr. Dittmar in this New York Times article. “And in the ways that they’re running for office this year, women are also challenging the prevailing rules of the game that have long been associated with an advantage for men and masculinity.”

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My 11 Piece Capsule Work Wardrobe I Wore All Summer

I‘m intrigued with the idea of minimalism. When it comes to my closet that means pairing down to the essentials.

Since running Ambitious Attire from my home office full time, the tendency is to get right to work in the easiest outfit, typically athleisure wear (full disclosure!), and my productivity suffers when changing gears to dress for clients and other business appointments.

It’s not just me either. More women are requesting my help with their work-from-home wardrobes. According to the New York Times, about 43 percent of the U.S. workforce performed some work remotely in 2016. As the lines blur between work and home life, wardrobe management becomes a critical aspect of that lifestyle.

How important?

Take political candidate Cynthia Nixon, the Sex In The City actress known as Miranda Hobbes. Nixon tells Elle Magazine in this month’s issue that there are only two things she’s regretted about being public with her personal life since running for New York Governor, and one is wishing she’d picked out what she was going to wear a little more carefully before leaving the house.

A capsule wardrobe is a great solution to dress for your work life with minimal time and effort. I tried a capsule wardrobe on myself this summer, and here’s a simple formula to create a simple work capsule for yourself.

First, here is the summer capsule work wardrobe I came up with:

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