ACCESSORIES REPORT: Dress to Impress

Accessories Report

As a business student, there are a lot of events and opportunities where I have to dress business casual or business professional. We learn in class that we need to dress to impress and first impressions really do matter. As girls, sometimes it’s hard to be fashionable while still maintaining a professional look in terms of what to wear. It is easy to fall back on the black suit and white shirt routine. However, this Fashionista gives a whole new meaning to the term business casual. She adds a cool edge to her preppy look through her studded accessories.

What I love most about this outfit is her black studded clutch. This medium sized bag allows for utility and style. A businesswoman is always on the go. Therefore, a clutch is perfect for storing all the daily essentials without weighing you down. Besides being on par with the current trend, the black leather and gold studs also send the message that this Fashionista means business. So, at your next professional event, take a cute clutch to keep your hands free. Remember to keep it professional by getting one that’s a neutral color like this Fashionista.

Another great use of studs in this outfit is the booties. Business casual doesn’t always mean flats or heels. This Fashionista’s choice of booties is perfect because they are conservative and cool. They kind of remind me of the mullet motto, “business in the front, party in the back.” In a funny way, these booties seem to adopt the same motto. Also, the draped black leather and studs perfectly complement her clutch.

If you want to spice up your own booties, try to do some DIY. Studs can easily be found at a craft store and with a little bit of effort your old accessories will seem like new. You can do this with bags, shoes, hats and much more.

I stopped this Fashionista on her way to her Finance Club meeting and with this outfit, I know she’ll definitely stand out among her peers. In addition, her matching black watch will make sure she’s never late to her meetings. So at your next business meeting, dress to impress by adding a fashionable flair to your normal business casual outfit. It will definitely ace that first impression!

Spotted: No one does professional dress like Michael Kors as he proved in his spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection. Models were seen coming down the runway carrying clutches suitable for any business professional.

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