ALL ABOUT BEAUTY: Playfully Professional

All About Beauty

For all of my working ladies out there, I know that rocking a cute but professional outfit can be quite the challenge. No Fashionista wants to look rigidly formal and bland like the mannequins dressed in suits at the department store. This is why adding small accents of personal style to your work outfit can make a world of difference.

This week’s Fashionista is a perfect example on how to incorporate a killer personal style while still being suitable for the workplace. I caught this flawless Fashionista on her way to an interview; she not only looked professional but appropriately playful. Her white blouse is by James Pierce, her black denim jeans are by Paige, her blazer was purchased at the retailer store, Nordstrom and her adorable nude flats are by Tory Burch. What I love most about this Fashonista’s outfit are her accessories: her styled hair and her necklace. Yes, ladies. Styled hair is, in fact, an accessory. Just like how the Fashionista’s to-die-for turquoise statement necklace by Francesca’s adds color to her outfit, the waves of her hair add youth to her look.

To create these wondrous waves, this Fashionista used a curling iron when she styled her hair. Keep in mind that the longer you use the curling device, the tighter your curls are; thus, in order to achieve the light waves of this Fashionista, use your curler for only a short period of time when curling each section of hair. For those looking for a new curler, try the Conair Infiniti Pro You Curl Wand Styler. With personal experience using this product, I can confidently say that this wand works wonders. Not only is it easy to use, it works just as well as a $200.00 curling iron if not better. And best of all, it's affordable. Now back to the Fashionista’s hair. The only hair product she used to create the waves was hairspray by Herbal Essences. Other than that, this Fashionista only uses shampoo and conditioner when caring for her hair. As mentioned in various of my past hair-focused articles, minimal hair product use is the best policy. Heavy product will more likely than not dry out your hair.

If you want to add that extra pinch of personal style that will set your work look or interview look apart from the crowd, take the time to style your hair. Of course, doing your hair isn’t the only way to make your look stand out as shown by this Fashionista’s inclusion of a statement necklace and choice of nude flats paired with a primarily black outfit; however, if you want to go the extra mile and be dressed to impress, don't be afraid to work the 'do. Just like First Lady Michelle Obama does everyday, treat what you wear to the work place as an opportunity to show the world who’s really the boss.


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