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Work It (The Boss Babe Way)

Let’s Talk Business…

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Today I wanted to pull together an outfit specifically geared towards the career minded businesswoman.

My Reasons:

  1. To be a source of inspiration for a chic, corporate world look that shows you mean business in the office as well as at meetings with clients, investors, etc. 
  2. To pick fabulous transitional pieces you can easily continue wearing afterwork & into the evening if you have something planned be it personally or professionally based.

Your clothes & personal style should be tools you can use to build up confidence & serve as a reminder of what you have to offer!

P.S. Looking “professional” doesn’t have to equal wearing a basic black suit & collared shirt everyday. Not that there is anything wrong with that (accessories can make all the difference in the world,) but why not mix it up & standout from the crowd a bit?

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You can never go wrong with a button down shirt for an office setting. Especially a shirt with pinstripes. I chose this shirt specifically for it’s bell sleeves. It makes it not so ordinary & gives a bit of  extra personality to the look. I’m really into a statement sleeve for spring.  It instantly elevates the simplest shirt or dress. While I chose to tie the front of my shirt, you could easily tuck it in with a stylish belt while at the office & then tie it up afterwards.

If heels aren’t your thing during the daytime, try some ballet flats or low profile booties. Then after a busy workday, you can simply throw on a pair of beautiful heels & head out for dinner with co-workers, grab drinks, etc…

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Outfit Details

Quay Australia: ‘French Kiss 55mm Cat Eye Sunglasses’ in black smoke. These sunglasses scream “Boss Babe” & are only $45 (on sale) so your wallet won’t be shedding a tear. The clear rose gold version of these sunnies is currently on my spring wishlist.

Audrey 3+1: Bell Sleeve Button Down. I bought this striped beauty at a local boutique called Stitch & Feather. I found tons of similar styles for you that I’ve linked below.

This shirt by Madewell, is chic yet budget friendly. My favorite shirt option that I found is this tiered bell sleeve by Wayf. I also love the look of this polka-dot bell sleeve by Treasure & Bond. Not into the bell sleeve thing but love the blue & white stripes? Try this drapey short sleeve option by Madewell or this off the shoulder style by Leith. My plus size pick by Foxcroft looks crisp, has great details & doesn’t need to be ironed. Major Bonus!

Topshop: ‘Joni High Waist Skinny Jeans’.  I see people wearing jeans all the time for work, in so many different professional settings. Trust me when I say a good pair of dark jeans with some stretch will never go out of style.The biggest thing to remember when choosing a pair of jeans for work is that they fit your body type.

P.S. I still really want this version of the ‘Joni’ with the released hem. 

Topshop: ‘Feather & Crystal Bib Necklace’ (old.) I found a similar Topshop Crystal Bib Necklace that would pair beautifully. I also really love this bright multi-colored option by J.Crew. A wonderful statement piece to add to your spring & summer wardrobe.

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Kate Spade: ‘Cobble Hill  Small Adrien Satchel.’ This bag is so versatile, the perfect size for a busy working woman & comes in so many fabulous colors & patterns!!! It has a crossbody strap as well as handles. I removed the strap for the shoot but it would be great for a woman on the go. The straw version of this bag is gorgeous & on sale! Another major “want” on my wishlist for this season. The Alice Blue/Black color combo is the perfect spring style choice & I have to mention the classic black version of this bag because it never goes out of style. It’s on sale too! Looking for something a bit different? Try this yellow satchel. It is a gorgeous color choice for an added pop of color. I’ve also linked the larger version of the “Cobble Hill’ here, another beautiful straw & leather option & this fabulous rose gold bonita satchel is a must see!

Steve Madden: ‘CarrsonNV’ in grey with silver heels. I love the soft pink & gold version as well; see my “Styling an Oversized Sweater” post. The pink option is on sale right now. If velvet isn’t your thing, the all suede neutral taupe version is a beautiful everyday option.

Prefer flats? Try pairing these ballet flats, or these & this pair of  backless loafers would look really amazing too. What about a lace up option like these?

Mr. Kate: ‘Treasure Rings’ Great for stacking! Shop the entire collection of Mr. Kate rings here.

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Thank you for reading!!!

I hope you take inspiration from this post but most of all, I hope it serves as a little reminder that you have the power to do anything you want to.

Be confident & just own it!

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