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Top 10 Desk-To Dinner Work Wardrobe Essentials

Are you simply starting out with your work wardrobe? Or, perhaps you just want a fresh start. The following pieces are the perfect base for business casual office environments.

Since, as a woman in leadership, work-life balance and networking are important components of your successful career, I have assembled this list of ten pieces to take you  through your workweek, to casual Friday, and to evening social events:

1-2. Power Suit– Invest in the best black power suit you can find.If you are wondering about the fit of the pants, here is a helpful guide for how tight your pants can be at work,

Wear the blazer and pants together for interviews, important meetings, and anytime you need a suit look. This is the best starting point.

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4 Ways To Reuse The Clothes In Your Closet

Here’s a fun, free way I love to shop. I call it “closet shopping”. Before purchasing new clothes for the season, I see how I can reuse the existing clothes in my closet.

You can do this too. Your wallet will love you, and since you won’t need to purchase as many new pieces, you can invest the savings on fewer, higher quality pieces when you do shop. Here are four ways to reuse the existing clothes in your closet:

 

1. Recombine Colors – You can instantly update your style by switching how you combine colors. Start with a jumping off point for inspiration like YouLookFab did with this printed DVF top.

 

Then head to your closet and see what you have in those colors. Here YouLookFab remixed the colors from the DVF shirt as shown above.

When creating spring and summer looks, try  infusing white and nude instead of black. It works like a charm.

A few other ideas for reusing the pieces in your closet:

2. Turn a dress into a skirt – Especially if the dress has a lot of pattern. Pieces with a lot pattern sometimes work better when there is less of it. Visit your tailor for fine tuning. source

3. Transform dress pants into shorts – Perhaps have them cuffed. Long dress shorts are on point right now. Wear your dress shorts with pumps and a blazer to work, if you work in a creative work environment. Or wear them on the weekend.

4. Define your waist – Pair a belt with a flowy top and leggings on the weekend, or a fitted top and a pencil skirt for work. Belts are an easy way to update your look. Try a kimono style belt for the most updated belt look – but really any belt that suits your personal style and body type will work well to define your waist. And defining your waist is the goal!

What ways have you found to reuse the pieces in your closet?

Happy closet shopping!

xo,

Jamie

 

 

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6 Tips To Transition From Tights To Bare Legs At Work

 

The calendar says spring has officially arrived.

But spring weather is fickle.

You never know how the weather will turn from the time you leave the house in the morning to the time you head home. The day could start out warm and end up cold, windy, and rainy.

Even snowy.

So when is it appropriate to stop wearing tights to work?

Here are five tips on transitioning from tights to bare legs for women in leadership:

1.  The 50 Degree Rule – New York based Glamour editor Sophia Chabbott has one simple rule that once the mercury dips below 50 degrees, the tights come on. When it surpasses 50- the tights come off. source Continue Reading →

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6 Best Ways to Wear Your Winter Scarf to Work – For Your Body Type

Scarves are one of my favorite accessories. For a small investment, your entire look changes.

And scarves are practical- they keep you toasty warm.

One thing about scarves though-  they can look amazing, or they can look frumpy. It depends on the scarf, your body type, and the way you wear it.

Since we are nestled in the middle of winter’s coldest months,  I researched scarves and body types. Here are six ways women in leadership can stay classy, and fashionable with scarves at work:

 

1. Belted – this is a new, classy yet fun, way to wear a scarf to work. This style works best if you are tall, or your top and bottom are evenly proportioned. You can wear a light scarf indoors over your dress, or a heavier scarf outdoors, over your coat like Wendy did here.

How to wear a belted scarf tips by DC style expert Naina Singla.

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