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Monday, January 20, 2014

Professionally Fashionable

When you meet someone for the first time, they judge you within the first 4 seconds of contact and their final judgement is made in 30 seconds. So it makes sense that your appearance has a lot to do with that initial judgement which means you want to dress appropriately and give the right first impression. It doesn't matter if you are going on a job interview or mingling at a social event with other professionals, you always want to be memorable to leave a positive lasting impression. 

I put together three different work looks that I think are the perfect pairings to create the best first impression possible at all times. When you are confident you give off of an aura that is magnetic and makes other people want to work with you and invest in you to become successful and thrive.

Look #1:
A blazer has always been a staple workwear piece and is always a smart move when trying to look professional. This one has studs on the lapel which adds a little bit of edge. The color scheme is understated but bold enough to get people's attention in a good way. Plus, black wedges are classic. 
The blazer is made by Double Zero from Modcloth.com, the dress is made by Trina Turk and the wedges are BCBG

Look #2:
This is the perfect office look for any young professional. You cannot go wrong with a printed pencil skirt and a blouse that has a pop of color with a neutral pump. The look shows that you are mature, responsible and ready for anything that might come your way. You can't beat that. 
The top is made by ASTR, the skirt is from Forever 21 and the pumps are Steve Madden.

Look #3: 
This is a menswear look that I absolutely love. The floral blouse keeps the look feminine but the black trim and black pants give a sleek and sophisticated impression that would wow anyone in under 30 seconds flat. 
The top is from LC Lauren Conrad @ Kohls, the black denim is from Citizens of Humanity and the the flats are from Shoemint.com.

Create these three classic office looks with as many pieces out of your closet as you can and then go shopping to complete them. Stick with neutrals and classics when shopping for the staple pieces like a dress or a pair of pants but choose monotoned and muted bright blouses and tops to add in to spice it up. 


 Send me some photos of your favorite professionally fashionable looks to invisiblecrowne@gmail.com and I will post them!

XO