STYLE GURU STYLE: Business Sassy

At some point, all of us are going to have to get dressed up for work (or an internship). If you work in the fashion world, it’s important to start off on the right foot because what you wear and how you are perceived are in direct correlation with each other. The real problem that most of us face when trying to decide what to wear to work is what is too much and what is just enough. The general rule of thumb is to dress professionally yet comfortably so you can wear your clothes all day and still look incredibly stylish.

If you’re a dress gal like me, then I recommend wearing either a fit-and-flare or a pencil dress that shows off your personality and professionalism. Try going with a bold-printed dress or one with color-blocking, but if that’s not your style, then choose something simple and minimalistic. Make it pop with statement jewelry. Chanel’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection shows us just that. Accessories are key in the workplace for making any outfit unique, especially if you are working somewhere that requires a uniform. It’s all about trial and error. The more you experiment, the more you will realize what you do and do not like. Remember that although the workplace is just that, you can still have a lot of fun with what you wear, if you’re willing to try.

Everyone knows that you choose one statement piece and build your outfit around it, so this time, I chose this gorgeous business-worthy deep blue dress with a sweetheart neckline. The first time I ever wore this dress I felt very Olivia Pope in it, and I knew I picked the right one. For shoes, I decided to go with these mid-rise brown boots because I felt like heels were too dressy; these added just the right amount of pop. I stuck to my alternative roots with thick black liner and kept the lips neutral. The hat and watch transform the outfit to business sassy and will make a great impression on anyone.

Get My Look: 1. Business worthy deep blue dress. 2. Mid-rise brown boots. 3. Brown hat.