As a professional woman in the marketing and media business, there are many options yet never the right ones to wear for a business meeting or event. Here are some simple tips on how to improve items that may already be in your closest, and are easy to find if they are not.
1- The Little Black Dress
Any girl’s wardrobe is incomplete without that essential, perfect-for-everything black dress. It’s a timeless dress that has always been a statement of elegance and simple chic. Choose to add some charming or statement accessories and you can make even the plainest of little black dresses sophisticated.
2- A White Blouse/Chemise
The beauty behind the white blouse lies in its ability to be paired with anything; you can wear it on any style or color of pants, and can choose to add a blazer or a statement accessory for a more vibrant look. The white chemise will always give off a cultured, sophisticated business appearance that will make you feel confident in any business meeting or event.
3- Dark Ballet Flats
Colors like dark emerald, burgundy, or black have an antique and rich appeal to them. Adding a pair of burgundy flats to a colorful outfit can give off a delicate and professional poised look.
4- Dark boot-cut jeans
There’s an old myth that jeans do not belong on the workplace, however, the darker shades of jeans give that grungy appeal without looking too shabby and unprofessional. The boot cut style, especially paired with your favorite heels, will make your legs look longer and better proportioned.
5-The Black Blazer with the Perfect Fit
Black blazers are everywhere and definitely easy to buy, but finding the perfect fit for your body shape can be a bit of a challenge. If you are looking to emphasize a narrow waist, choose a blazer with a fit and flare style, but if you are looking for an elongated look, try to experiment with boyfriend style blazers with the arms slightly rolled up.
Style tips provided by fashion designer and “Fashion Avenue Cairo” store owner, Mai Mostafa