Part of being a professional, working woman is dressing the part. Meetings, presentations and appearances call for refined, sophisticated fashion staples. So next time you schedule a business related dinner or social, don’t fret! College Lifestyles brings you these classy, affordable style options, sure to make you feel confident and chic.
Cream and Black – Nothing says sophisticated, sexy like the timeless color combination of a soft, neutral cream and dark, definitive black. Pair a sassy pair of high-waisted, wide-legged trousers with a sheer, billowy top for an updated version of typical office attire. Finish off the look with a bold accessory in a standout color, like turquoise or coral. Add a pair of to-die-for heels, and you’ve got yourself a business appropriate look for any day, or night, of the week.
Trousers: $25, Old Navy; Top: $25, Forever 21; Necklace: $48 Nordstrom; Watch: $20, Target; Platforms: $30, H&M
Knee-Length Lace Dress – Dresses are a girl’s best friend – second to diamonds, of course. So next time you’re crunched to find the perfect business dinner ensemble, make your search easier by picking up one of fall’s hottest trends – the laced dress. Fall is all about vibrant, eye-catching colors. Try a rich, emerald green or ruby red, and pair it with some statement making pumps – a professional woman’s go-to shoe.
Dress: $30, Asos; Pumps: $35, Dorothy Perkins
Patterned Pencil – For a twist on the classic, black pencil skirt, be daring and go for a girly floral or modern geometric printed pencil. The detail on the bottom will lend an interesting edge to traditionally boring work wear. Pair your skirt with a solid top that pieces together the colors in your skirt. Tights and heeled booties add the right amount of class to complete the look.
Skirt: $25, JcPenney; Top: $28, Topshop; Booties: $36, Aldo
So what are you waiting for! Don’t look frumpy at your next business gathering. Look classy, confident, chic.