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Top 5 Must Have Fall 2019 Workwear Trends

Yes, of course, I vetted all the fall trends for you, including Vogue’s September Issue, and selected a few simple updates to transform your fall work style.

A few strategic moves can make every event you’ve scheduled this fall with the aim of building a professional life you love, easy to navigate with confidence.

Here are five fall trends you either have in your closet and can easily tweak, or you can add to your fall wardrobe with peace of mind knowing these staples will be useful investments for years to come.

1. The Trench Coat

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3 Easy Spring Style Trends Perfect For Work

You’ve Kondo’d your closet, your desk, and all your books. You’ve even Kondo’d your colleagues. Nothing but joyful energy surrounds you now. And spring is just days away,

Life is looking rosy.

Speaking of roses, florals are forever trending for spring, but this year another pattern has taken over front and center.  Polka dots.

The quickest route to confidence is a new item of clothing, so why not boost your mood with a polka dot piece. Plus, Polka dots are a quintessentially classy work wear print.

In case polka dots aren’t your thing, here are three confidence boosting spring update options perfect for work:

Lavender

 

This soft purple hue is the next it-color. You’ll see it in knits, suiting, and even formal wear. Lavender is widely popular color in business world so it’s easy to incorporate into your workweek.

Men especially gravitate to this shade – it is my experience that men purchase shirt colors in the following order: 1) white 2) blue, 3)lavender. Lavendar is men’s first choice for a color beyond blue.

Cool skin tones rock lavender best, but anyone can wear lavender if you also wear navy, a universal shade, near your face – you too can pull it off.

 

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How To Wear PANTONE Color Living Coral At Work Powerfully

 

@metrodotstyle is an example of a creative interpretation of PANTONE Living Coral at work. For a more conservative office environment try pairing a similar jacket with black, navy, or dark grey ankle pants, and a neutral shell.

PANTONE Living Coral is vibrant, sociable and empowering. Warm and buoyant.

Yet, it can be a difficult hue for women in leadership who want to convey professionalism and authority in addition to being stylish.

Each year pantone selects a color of the year based on an interpretation of  the collective mood or trend. For 2019, Pantone chose Living Coral. Continue Reading →

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7 Best Fall Fashion Trends For Women In Leadership

 

The weather continues to feel more summer than fall – yet it is definitely time to update your wardrobe for the season.

Although it’s important to stay true to your personal style, sticking to cuts and colors that work best for you rather than blindly following trends, it is also true that an updated touch goes a long way in influencing people’s perception of you. A little style detail can take your image from frumpy to fabulous, or from boring classic, to classic with a memorable edge. These little details say, “I have my pulse on the status quo”.

And if you are in a career rut –  a complete style transformation will launch you out of it quicker than any other remedy.

Really.

The moral of the story; definitely add a couple seasonal pieces. Or tweak the way you wear what you already own to create fresh combinations.

Easy right.

Yes, in theory, but not all runway trends translate well to the office. Here are seven runway trends interpreted for women in leadership:

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1. Classic Saville Row- Fabrics like herringbone, glen plaid, and houndstooth are everywhere, in every style permutation conceivable this fall. The Saville Row trend translates perfectly for work. From suiting to jackets, pants, skirts, dresses and even fall coats, you likely have a piece hanging in your closet already – I know I do, and it’s the perfect opportunity to style it up for work.

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The Camel Blazer Trend Interpreted For Women Leaders

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A few people wondered where to get a camel blazer like this one I posted on Instagram. I’ve rounded up a few options for you, and posted them here.

Since the weather is warming, wearing a blazer with a sweater is the perfect elevated transitional weekend look. Paired with a more streamlined sweater, or long-sleeved top, the camel blazer can be a fantastic casual Friday option too.

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Jamie

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5 Polished Style Trends – Led By The Queen And Anna Wintour

When the Queens of two worlds get together – England and Fashion – a style-off is inevitable. The Queen of England’s surprise visit to London Fashion Week’s British designer Richard Quinn’s runway show on Tuesday, lit up the crowd and their phones. The internet lit up too, with style and image talk.

From what the pair wore, to the etiquette implications of Wintour not removing her sunglasses when meeting the 91-year-old monarch, it’s all on the table for discussion. Gifs, memes, and possible fridge magnets are forecasted too; images of the two women who do inscrutable like no other, both staring unsmiling straight into the camera. Continue Reading →

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31 Ways To Wear Pantone Color Ultra Violet At Work

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Being current sends it own powerful message. For that reason, incorporating Pantone Institute’s  2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet, into your work wear lineup can prove good business.

In my last post, I explored the professional power of purple, and options to apply purple in specific business situations.

I mentioned the easiest way to wear ultra violet professionally and avoid appearing gauche is with accents: a jewel toned tote, shoe, or scarf, and that lavender is generally a safer shade than purple in business. If you know your audience, however, the jewel tone can create incredible presence.

For inspiration here are 31 ideas for wearing Ultra Violet at work:

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Is Pantone Color Ultra Violet A Power Color At Work?

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Pantone Institute chose Ultra Violet for 2018 color of the year.

As individuals around the world become more fascinated with color and realize its ability to convey deep messages and meanings, women in leadership may feel empowered to use color to inspire and influence. source

Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum. Ultraviolet is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.

Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets. Nonconformists such as Prince, David Bowie, and Jimmy Hendrix wore purple. Continue Reading →

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How to Update Your Wardrobe With Fall’s Top 10 Pantone Colors

With the new season, a change of style pace is inevitable.  Of course, you can shop for a whole new look, or you can simply dive into your existing wardrobe to achieve your fall vibes.

Either way, wearing a few key seasonal items makes all the difference.

Your fall vibe creates the difference between feeling ready to tackle power meetings, and networking opportunities (even ones with colleagues), and feeling out of step because you are not feeling comfortable with your choice of attire.

An easy place to start updating your image is to determine what colors are being shown for the season.

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5 Style Magazine Approved Ways To Wear White This Fall

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Golden leaves fall steadily. There is a Hornbeam tree above me, and its little leaves decorate my silver patio table along Georgetown waterfront.

It’s mid-september, and plenty of passersby are wearing white.

White for 2017 is a big trend in both fashion and interior design, pointing to a desire for simplicity and minimalism in our chaotic, uncertain world. And you can absolutely continue wearing your favorite white fashions during the cooler months.

Here are five ways for women in leadership to take white into fall:

1. Add a vibrant color top to white trousers– Take it from Vogue – all white everything can get boring. So add a vibrant color blouse to a pair of crisp white pants at the office. Or try a fall hued statement blazer paired with your crisp white trousers. Continue Reading →

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