articles by tag: work wear

what to wear: job interview

If you’re a rectangle or hourglass and looking for the perfect interview suit that you can break up and wear multiple ways — and travel in without worrying that it’ll wrinkle — then BCBG has a great and affordable contender for you to consider. The black pencil skirt works perfectly paired with the one-button jacket [...]

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copying palin’s look

Politics aside, I do like Gov Palin’s look of AKRIS Punto suits and clean-lined jackets.  You’ve seen the jackets in some of our ‘what to wear’s’ for important meetings — they are perfect if you are a senior executive or need to make a lasting impression because they connote authority.  Knowing that none of us [...]

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what to wear: power meeting

It’s the last quarter of the year and you have tons of deadlines and meetings before closing shop for the holidays. With the promotion that you just received, you are now finding yourself dealing with the big wigs and CEO of the company. This calls for a more professional wardrobe that exudes credibility to the [...]

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what to wear: a new twist for work

If you’re bored with your work clothes, here are some fun yet subtle ideas for adding a new twist to the tried and true staples in your closet. Up your style quotient at work with a belted top. These are all around the stores this season and are a great option over the top and [...]

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when to wear: the wool dress

The wool dress can be a great, seasonless closet staple in a professional woman’s wardrobe.  Many times, I get asked if it’s okay to wear a wool dress in the spring or summer.  Yes you can!  Shocking as it may seem, wool is very breathable since it is a natural fiber and it’s fairly wrinkle-proof.  [...]

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at work: does dressing feminine hurt you?

One of my favorite style reporters, Christina Binkley from the WSJ, always hits on various wardrobe controversies in the workplace from wearing hose to the latest: the shifting of the power dress code for female executives. The financial services and healthcare industries certainly have stricter dress codes and most female executives wear dark neutral suits, [...]

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what to wear: speaking at a conference

It seems to be high-season for conferences and events.  If you find yourself speaking or leading a session at one of them, this summer outfit is for you. You typically won’t find a lot of suit combos here at Wardrobe 911, but this situation calls for one.  When you are presenting, it’s important to wear [...]

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