WHAT TO WEAR: Dress For Success

Picture this: It’s Sunday night and you have a huge presentation to give to a room full of people tomorrow morning. Maybe it’s just me, but the last thing I want to worry about is what I’m going to wear. You want your outfit to say “Why yes, I do have my life together,” but let’s be real: ‘adulting’ is hard. It’s a difficult task to create an outfit that looks appropriate AND trendy at the same time, but one Fashionista managed to find the ultimate example of how you can stay polished and professional, while still giving off those boss lady vibes.

When I spotted this Fashionista’s outfit, I couldn’t help but think how effortlessly well put together she looks, and that’s exactly what you want people to think when they see you. What makes this look so eye-catching is that she takes basic items like a top and skirt, and incorporates statement pieces to bring it to the next level. Opting for a top that has a unique quality about it, like hers that is cinched at the waist, is an easy way to add character to your outfit. Not only is her statement necklace the center focus of her look, but it ties in seamlessly with the studs on her black wool mini skirt. She tops it all off with a wide brim hat, black tights and a pair of camel suede booties that complement her blue top.

Finding the perfect balance between dressing tastefully, while still integrating your own personality into a look is a hard job to do. But if you take time to play around with different pieces, you’ll be amazed at what kind of chic outfit you can come up with. Whether it’s for a class project or a business pitch, looking the part is just as important as acing that presentation, and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your personal style to accomplish that!