Working Gal: Keeping Your Style While Dressing Business Professional by Joanna

Ladies, it’s Wednesday morning and you’ve hit snooze so many times that now you are rushing out the door to get to work, but you are faced with the age-old question “what do I wear today?” If you’re anything like me, you find yourself staring at a ticking clock and surrounded by the rejected choices that are now piling up around you.

My biggest struggle: how do I keep my style while dressing for a corporate job?  I recently began working in the world of black, grey, and navy, also known as the banking industry, and while I love the job I find it hard to stay true to me under all those stuffy suits. Solution? Play around a bit and push the boundaries in cleaver ways. If you have to wear neutrals at least mix and match them! I sometimes like to mix a black slack with a blue blazer to give off a more trendy work appropriate attire. Of course I use punches of color anywhere I can: A bright-colored top, colored blazer, colorful accessories, or a nice scarf to offset the neutrals. I also try to experiment with my nail polish. While yellow and neon are out of the question, I try candy colored tones and pastels for a fun, yet professional look. And if I’m feeling particularly daring that day I might even add some glitter polish on my ring finger. I’ll also swap out the classic mule work heels for a classy wedge to give my outfit a little pizzazz.  Of course no outfit is complete without a killer bag and some rocking accessories so try some interesting stack bracelets or cuffs, a statement necklace, or cocktail ring. I’ve recently become obsessed with mixed colored pearls with different structures and textures, putting a twist on the classic round white pearl necklace.

You can also set your outfit off with a fun handbag. We loved the neon look this summer, but as you’re prepping for fall, look for textured bags in shades of emerald and forest green, and royal blue.  And of course, ladies don’t forget that your hair can be the idea accessory! Pin it up in a messy bun, or try a fishtail braid.  Either way change it up and make a statement with your locks that compliments your style.  Getting inspired? Have you checked us out on Pinterest? Pin us your favorite business professional and business casual looks at and maybe we will feature you in our blog!

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Derek Lam Paisley Print Blouse, Calvin Klein Jacket, Theory Suit Separates, Alice + Olivia Metallic Tweed Blazer, Smythe Blazer, Tory Burch Wedges, Fendi 2Jour Medium Tote, Lanvin Crystal Drop Earings, Stephen Dweck Statement Cuff Bracelets

Reading Recommendation for the Female Entrepreneur

As a modern woman with great ideas, there may come a moment in your life  where you just might want to be your own boss. Especially if you spend your days in a cube… and instead of sending out faxes and looking at excel spreadsheets, you spend hours dreaming of being apart of  the creative world! Maybe you are already there, working from your home but feel slightly alienated as your other friends have more traditional careers and can’t relate to the often less stable option of working for yourself. Regardless of where you are, we have a recommended reading that will  POSITIVELY encourage you!

“I’m  reading a great book right now that’s helping me enlarge and let go of things that I really need to. The Girls Guide to Building a Million-Dollar Business, by Susan Wilson Solovic...” —Adrienne Yancy

Meet Susan Wilson Solovic,  an award- winning entrepreneur, attorney, journalist, best-selling author and media personality to name a few.  She is the CEO and co-founder of and responsible of  leading the company from a concept to a multi-million dollar enterprise.

We definitely recommend this book to any female business owners or women striving to launch their own company . It’s a great, fast read and there are plenty of other female bosses out there doing their thing just like you!