Confessions of a corporate girl vol 1
The Devil Wears Prada happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time. Meryl Streep portrays a style icon with a no nonsense demeanor and impressive industry knowledge. Such a great depiction of Anna Wintour. Every time I spot her front row of a fashion presentation, I feel like I know her from watching the movie alone. Emily Blunt in all her entitled head assistant glory. The unforgettable and adorable Ann Hathaway with her ambition and courage to conquer unchartered territory in the Dog eat dog fashion business. Ann Hathaway's attire, prior to her makeover, is the dress code culture OF most corporate offices.
If you haven't had the pleasure of viewing the movie, I've inserted one of my favorite clips here.
In the demanding world of fashion, style expression is expected. It is a reflection of your personality.
in SOME demanding corporate offices, style expression may or may NOT be welcomed.
My Colleague: Look at you! All dressed up! Where are you going? Somewhere fun after work?
My Response: Where am I going? To work!
A fearlessly fashionable girl working in a corporate world can be a challenge. Depending on how conservative your office culture, dressing down may be the move. If not, bless you. Playing dress up as often as you like is admirable. When I'm feeling led to wear what I want, I may get the look or comments something to the tune of, "You arE doing too much." Oh but DArling, I could be doing way more! Everyone's environment is uniquely different. As a Fashion Merchandising graduate And Me Being who I am, dressing up comes naturally. I'm not one who plans my outfits Weekly, but I'm sure I will soon be in a space where I'll have to. My lovely parents raised my siblings and I to match unmentionables, socks, etc. Not to leave the house without looking decent because you never know where you'll be and who you see. So I guess it stuck with me, literally.
As we all know, there's a time and place for everything and the office may not be the place to turn up your style. exceptions to every rule. Here's A few tips on how to modestly slay in the workplace.
Fashionable Tips for the Office
Try a jazzy blouse rich in texture with a solid colored pencil skirt or slim leg trouser.
Ankle boots, classic pumps or pointed toe embellished flats are great choices.
Be creative with winter fashion as layers are essential to keeping warm. Experiment with Color, mix and match contrast textures.
Shop your closet first before grabbing an impulse item in the store. I'm sure you already have treasures you can work with. Not sure what looks work and what doesn't? I'm here to help. Click HERE to set up a consultant and book your appointment today. I'm just one email away from building YouR work wardrobe slay!
Being in corporate for over ten years, there are plenty more confessions to share. Consider this a series. Confessions of a Corporate Girl Volume 2 coming soon. Stay tuned. Peace and love.
Top: Old Navy
Booties: Shoe Dazzle
Belt: Too old to remember. My apologizes.