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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Keep it Simple: Presenting with Success

Whether it is a status update with your team or a more formal presentation to a client, a key to a successful presentation is keeping it simple. We take pride in our hard work and the many working pieces of each project, so it is easy to get wrapped up in the minutia. Most audiences will remember very little of...

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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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To Mentor or Be Mentored?

NEXT for Women recently collaborated with The Women of AT&T to help launch their internal mentoring program and this has us thinking a lot about, well, mentoring! According to Dictionary.com, mentoring is “to serve as  a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.” Certainly, young women can be the recipients  of mentoring – to assist in developing leadership skills,...

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When Temperatures Rise: Making The Right Impression This Summer

Our latest post from Chelsea: Project Manager 9-5, Fashionista 24/7 – and NEXT for Women fashion and beauty contributor. The temperature keeps rising and so do the number of work sponsored events such as company picnics and after work networking hours. So what does a young, professional woman who wants to look her best wear – especially if these events...

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