A Ballerina In the Office

Ever since Coco Chanel popularized the ballet flat, they have become a staple in many women’s wardrobes adding an instant polish to every outfit.   The key to wearing ballet flats to the office is to ensure that they are classic, well-structured, and not too flashy. Remember that if you do wear them to the office, your pant length should...

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You CAN afford Chanel!

We are all familiar with the high style and high priced clothing of Chanel but what about Karl Lagerfeld?  The creative director and head designer of Chanel’s fashion house, Lagerfield, also keeps busy with his own fashion line and Fendi.  Now Lagerfeld is bringing affordable fashion to the masses through his collaboration with Macy’s. The pieces in this line are...

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Let The Collar Do The Talking

Time to get buttoned up – it is high time for the collar!  Make this look work in the office with these simple tips! Keep the look simple with a skirt, tights, and black pumps. Don’t  over accessorize and just let the top do the talking. Taller individuals can accentuate their height by teaming this look with tailored trousers, while...

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Short Is Simple

Well-groomed nails are one of the most simple and important steps for looking professional. Well-groomed nails are also essential to keeping healthy when germs are being passed around the office.  According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appropriate hand hygiene is necessary to combat germs and infections. You should avoid nails that are of extreme lengths by either...

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70/30 Rule; Build Your Office Wardrobe

When shopping for office attire always start with a foundation of basic pieces and build around it. Basic black, navy, grey or brown pants and skirts that can be mixed and matched with tops and jackets and you will have a different look everyday. 70% of your wardrobe should be a classic staple. 30% of your office attire should have...

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Get the Newest Look with Tortoise Shell!

If there were one summer 2011 trend that I’m excited about it would have to be the tortoise shell eyewear.  Audrey Hepburn started my love affair with Tortoise shell and since it has been one of my favorite types of eyewear. Tortoise shell gives you a classic yet rich look. It’s a polished finish to your whole outfit. The versatility...

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Feeling Blue?

Besides coloring blocking being the summer fashion 2011 trend, blue has made its way on the list. This summer the color palette will showcase various shades of blue:  bright blues, baby blues, and so on. This is one of my favorite trend this summer. Instead of wearing black to the office think about changing out your black garments for blues....

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Buying On a Budget

  It is difficult to afford all of the clothes that you will need for the office right after graduation. Even in the current economic climate, working women have a hard time justifying spending what they used to on an office wardrobe. In looking for less expensive clothing, the goal is to buy the best quality items you can afford....

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School House Rocks

Remember when college apparel choices were limited to sweatshirts, sweatpants, and an ill-fitting t-shirt that was unisex? Thankfully, Rachel Weeks, founder of School House, decided to not only change up the design options, but also the quality and the fit. Gone are the days of old tee shirts and oversized sweats and not a moment too soon. Now, thanks to...

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How well prepared are you (and your wardrobe) for the workplace?

Our latest post from Chelsea: Project Manager 9-5, Fashionista 24/7 – and NEXT for Women fashion and beauty contributor. According to a recent story on National Public Radio, many managers are finding that recent college grads need a boost in professionalism, including a boost to their wardrobe. “What we found was that there are a set of qualities, (and) characteristics...

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Resist the urge to UGG!

Are you in a city blanketed by snow and ice this week? Chelsea is! She took a few minutes to reflect on all this winter weather and what this means to our workplace attire. This winter weather seems to be never ending and many of us are knee deep in snow, ice, and rain. When it gets this cold and...

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