waking up every morning and putting on business clothes has become as easy as tying my shoes, but it didn’t start out that way. at my first internship i was a lost puppy when it came to professional attire. i dressed in the typical blouse and khaki or black pants everyday. now, three years later, i have formed my own professional style. my professional style fits my personality and my personal brand. and most importantly, i feel comfortable and confident in my outfits.

my advice, don’t let yourself drown in professional clothes. yes, dress for your job, but also, dress for yourself. there is happy medium and with my help, you’ll find it.

i work at a marketing firm in Tallahassee. the dress is anywhere between business casual & smart casual. everyday, i am interacting with colleagues and clients, whether that’s in meetings or brainstorms- i have to dress well. at work, i try to present myself as knowledgable of new technologies, strategies, concepts, trends, etc. if i want to assert myself as knowledgeable in my field, then i need to look knowledgeable in other aspects of my life too.

every monday i dress smart casual. it’s a good way to start the week. i never know what meetings i’ll be thrown in on monday’s, and it’s always better to be over dressed than under dressed.

monday:

-black v-neck from (American Eagle)

-black capris (Express)

-gold statement necklace

-watch (Micheal Kors)

-open-toe booties with a heel (Steve Madden)

i also brought a black blazer in my car incase i needed to dress it up more. the all-black outfit with hints of gold made me stand out on a mundane monday.

thursday:

today i am wearing a simple, professional outfit, but with my twist. thank you lace-up shoes.

-white blazer (bar III)

-tan cami (Express)

-jeans (Guess)

-ankle boots w a heel (Aldo)

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happy thursday, loves. remember, don’t lose yourself in your professional wardrobe. take subtle risks, and you will be rewarded eventually.

keep on keeping on, friyay is so soon,

ele

 

 

 

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